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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.

 

Behavior Therapy Benefits Parents Too, Study Finds

Though the findings are considered preliminary, the results highlight how important it is for health care providers to include parents in their treatment of children with autism.

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NYC Fails To Meet Federal Standards For Curb Cuts

About 80 percent of  curb cuts in NYC are not up to federal ADA standards even after $243 million in taxpayer funds were spent over the last 15 years to build new ramps, according to a recent study by a federal court monitor.

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Care Coordination Webinar Scheduled For August 7

OPWDD is moving forward with a new initiative aimed at enhancing care coordination for people with developmental disabilities. Acting Commissioner Delaney has announced a webinar on Monday, August 7 for individuals and families served through the OPWDD system. This online presentation will describe plans for the move to enhanced care coordination, as well as provide the reasons for this shift and a timeline of anticipated next steps.

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Events Unfolding Fast In D.C.

The ACA repeal with the Medicaid cuts is very fluid with many nuances, rules and details.

  • On July 25 the Senate voted narrowly to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but hours later, the Republican plan to replace President Barack Obama’s health law fell short of the votes it needed.
  • The Senate is expected to continue to attempt to pass some form of an ACA repeal and send it to a House/Senate Conference Committee.  It is unclear if they will be able to pass something that meets all the rules and if there will be any Democrats on the Conference Committee.
  • NYS House Republicans continue to be key to fending off massive Medicaid cuts.
  • Below is a link to a letter that CP of NYS has signed on to the NYS Congressional Delegation encouraging them to vote no on cuts.

NYS Congressional Delegation letter

 

 

SAVE OUR MEDICAID!

People who need medicaid speak out.

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To Con Con, Or Not To Con Con

“If the convention is going to be run by the people who currently run the government, then I would say the purpose of the convention is basically defeated,” says Governor Cuomo.

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