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Please Call Your Legislators To Increase Our Teachers’ Salaries

Please help us end the staffing crisis in our special education programs. Call your NYS legislator TODAY and ask that they support adding $14.7 Million to the State Budget to help our schools recruit and retain teachers.

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Family Summit Scheduled for April 26 in NYC

Adapt Community Network is conducting an event for families called Family Connect Summit on Thursday, April 26 at the New York Academy of Medicine, 5th Avenue and 103rd Street in Manhattan. Session topics include, Family Support Services and how to access them; a discussion about Conflict-Free Case Management and New York’s transition to Managed Care; Personal Outcome Measures (POM); understanding New York State’s Residential Services, and more. Click the link below for more on the summit, including how to register.

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For more information call 718-436-7979, extension 704

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Federal Government Will Delay Special Ed Rule

“The delay is to ensure that we have a regulation that really does meet the needs of students that are disabled in any way” – Betsy DeVos

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Feds Call For Alternatives To Guardianship

While guardianship is supposed to safeguard individuals, the report found that courts are frequently incapable of adequately monitoring these situations.

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Please Call Your NYS Assemblymember Today

As we head into the final days of state budget negotiations, we’ve initiated a push for the Legislature to include language that expresses its intent to include the additional installments of living wage funding for direct support professionals (DSPs) for the next four state fiscal years.

The Assembly and Senate one-house budget proposals included funding for the second installment of a six-year plan to bring DSPs to a living wage.  The funding was also included in the Governor’s Executive Budget.

But due to the state’s fiscal constraints, neither house has been able to include the #bFair2DirectCare request for an acceleration of that program.

Nonetheless, including this “intent” language would be a big help. This language, which the Senate has advanced, pledged 3.25 percent increases to be funded every April 1 from 2019 through 2022. This is essentially the rest of the living wage program begun with the 2017-18 budget. Now we must convince the Assembly to agree to adopt that language and then advocate for it in final budget negotiations with Governor Cuomo.

This is where you can be a tremendous help. Assembly Mental Health Chair Aileen has prepared a letter asking Speaker Carl Heastie to advocate for the “intent” language. She’s circulating this letter among her colleagues in the Assembly Democratic majority and asking them to sign on.

The more Assembly Democrat signatures he sees on that letter, the more likely the Speaker will be to agree to the request.

Please contact your Assembly Democratic member and urge him or her to sign on to Assemblywoman Gunther’s #bFair2DirectCare letter to the Speaker.

It’s CRITICAL that these calls happen this week, as final decisions on the state budget are being formulated right now.

SEE THE LETTER HERE

A Can’t Miss Human Resources Conference

Below is the brochure for our 2nd Annual HR conference.  Registration links for the conference and for the hotel are in the brochure.  The deadline to receive the special hotel rate of $160 is April 2nd.

This year we will be providing CEUs from both SHRM and HRCI. 

Please feel free to share this with anyone that might be interested.

REGISTRATION BROCHURE

 

 

New Charitable Gaming Act Becomes Effective In June

New law modernizes how raffle tickets are bought and sold by charities in New York and permits raffles to be conducted “online” for the first time.

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Disharmony In The NYS Senate

After the IDC voted en masse against the GOP budget plan, one Republican warned that the items sought by the breakaway Dems could wind up stripped from the final budget plan.

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Language Matters; STWTETW

So far, more than 700,000 people have signed an online pledge to stop using the R-word, and the campaign is hoping for a million signatures.

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