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NYS Senate Majority Leader Flanagan Voices Support for #bFair2DirectCare Living Wage Plan

“I think there’s some good things in there. The money for education, the three percent (increase) is great. Investments in health care workers and direct care workers, all good. The revenue stuff we have to take a hard look at.”

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Being Bilingual May Be A Plus For Kids With Autism

According to a recent study, children on the autism spectrum who are bilingual appear to be able to switch gears more quickly than their peers who speak only one language.

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Commissioner Delaney Visits Upstate CP Centers of Excellence

Kerry Delaney, Acting Commissioner of OPWDD along with her team, visited the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Tradewinds Children’s Residential Program (CRP) recently. The program, along with a similar program at Developmental Disabilities Institute and The Center for Discovery in Sullivan County, are working together as the Centers of Excellence in the Care and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Complex Disabilities.  Read more about the project HERE.

Louis Tehan (center), President & CEO  of Upstate CP, talks with OPWDD Commissioner Kerry Delaney (2nd from right) during tour of Upstate CP’s Tradewinds CRP.

NYS Wants Judge To Overturn Free-speech Verdict

A critic of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities  won a federal lawsuit last year affirming his right to criticize the agency he works for, lawyers for the state are seeking to overturn that jury verdict.

 

 

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Walmart Raises The Ante On Wages

Walmart will increase the starting wage rate for all hourly associates in the U.S. to $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000.

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Sexual Assault Epidemic Part II

This is the second story in a National Public Radio series about the incidence of sexual assault against people with developmental disabilities.

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A Sexual Assault Epidemic

We found that there is an epidemic of sexual abuse against people with intellectual disabilities.

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Advocates Seek Endorsements For Medical Aid In Dying

Opponents include the Catholic Church and some disability rights groups, which have expressed concerns that terminally ill patients may feel coerced into ending their lives too early,

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