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Academic Paper Shows Role of First Impressions of People with Autism

A new paper finds that for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), first impressions are less favorable than those of their neurotypical peers, with potentially isolating consequences.

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Deadline Looming: #bFair2DirectCare

Lack of funding means agencies are operating with smaller staff and that is limiting program offerings.

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#bFair2DirectCare: Governor Cuomo, Be Our Hero

The video at the link below gives the viewer a glimpse into what it takes to be a direct support professional working with people with developmental disabilities. This is a very demanding and rewarding career that takes a great deal of training. Recent increases in the minimum wage and a lack of funding from New York State have eroded the wages of these positions, making it increasingly difficult for non-profit agencies to hire and retain staff and this threatens to reduce the quality and quantity of supports and services for people with disabilities. Please ask Governor Cuomo to fund increases in wages for these dedicated and caring professionals.

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Realistic Goals Can Also Be Audacious

Clemson University establishes soccer residency program for students with disabilities.

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Governor’s 2017-2018 NYS Budget Proposal Highlights

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After a very quick look at the Governor’s 2017-2018 New York State Budget proposal that was released late last night, following are some highlights of interest. We will provide further details as they become available.

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The Budget Documents are all available at DOB’s website at:

https://www.budget.ny.gov/pubs/executive/eBudget1718/ExecutiveBudget.html

#bFair2DirectCare Statement on ‘bupkis” Budget Allocations for Direct Care Workers

The #bFair2DirectCare Coalition has issued a Statement on the Governor’s failure to include New funding for Direct Care Workers in the Executive Budget.

 

#bFair2DirectCare could not have been clearer in what’s needed in this year’s budget to help direct care workers achieve a living wage – the very kind of economic justice Governor Cuomo has championed for other working New Yorkers — $45 million.

What Governor Cuomo proposed can simply described as ‘bupkis.’ It’s an old Yiddish phrase gently translated as ‘nothing.’”

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Also, see the Times Union Capitol Confidential blog post:

“Direct Care group decries ‘bupkis’ budget allocation”

 

 

 

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Don’t Forget #bFair2DirectCare in the State Budget

About three dozen demonstrators representing the bFair2DirectCare Coalition gathered in front of the Governor’s Mansion in Albany today to remind the Governor and the leaders of the New York State Legislature of the need to fund a wage increase for direct care staff working for non-profit agencies who support people with developmental disabilities.

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