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DACA Decision Could Strip Health Insurance From Thousands In NYS

The Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could strip thousands of New Yorkers of their health insurance.

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Teacher Shortage On The Horizon?

New York has nearly 8,600 fewer active educators than it did five years ago, and the number of SUNY students majoring in education has dropped 50 percent since 2007.

 

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Down Syndrome Population Study

As people with Down syndrome live longer, a new analysis suggests that this population is growing, but that may not hold true for long.

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Harvey Tougher On People With Disabilities

The upending of normalcy during the worst tropical weather system ever to hit Houston is particularly hard on those with disabilities.

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Gillibrand Pushes Higher Minimum Wage, Better Healthcare In Town Hall Meeting

NYS’s junior senator assured listeners in Western New York she will keep on fighting for improved access to affordable health care and a $15-an-hour minimum wage on the national level.

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In the Path of Harvey

Like all Americans we have been watching with horror the awful destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Our hearts ache and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the region. We know from experience that people with disabilities are more likely to feel a greater impact from the storm than other citizens. It will take longer and be more costly to repair or rebuild their homes and replace durable medical equipment and assistive technology devices many people reply upon.  We know that people in New York State and across the country want to help those affected by the storm to recover and rebuild as quickly as possible. Just as with Hurricane Katrina, we continue to talk with people from  our national organizations and will pass on any information we do receive if there are particular needs of the families and agencies for people with disabilities. We encourage anyone who can to help by donating to the American Red Cross, local food banks and organizations that provide support for people with disabilities and their families. – Susan Constantino, President & CEO, Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

Sad News

On behalf of everyone at Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State I want to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to New York State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, and the entire family on the loss of their daughter, wife and mother, Lauren. – Susan Constantino, President & CEO.

 

 

Advocates Seek Help To Alleviate Housing Crisis

It has become increasingly difficult for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to secure the residential placements they need to live safe, secure, and independent lives in their communities. Families are doing more to make people aware of this crisis and they need YOUR help. Please read more about this problem and how you can help HERE.