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NYS Senate Democrats want to up special-ed aid

Senate Democrats want Gov. Cuomo to sign off on the Education Department’s request for tuition-rate-setting methodology and funding increases for special-education programs and schools.

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Lawsuit claims most NYC subway stations still inaccessible for many

A federal class-action lawsuit claims New York City’s subway system has broken the law by failing to make stations wheelchair accessible.

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Two NYS lawmakers demand MTA step up efforts to aid disabled riders

“It is an absolute travesty that for so long, many New Yorkers have been excluded from our transit system,” said one of the legislators.

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NYS Elks, CP of NYS Home Service Program Make a Difference One Life at a Time

In 1964 the New York State Elks Association and CP of NYS established the Home Service Program. This joint venture was designed to benefit children and adults with disabilities and their families. The New York State Elks adopted the Home Service Program as an Elks Major Project and have generously funded the program to this day. During this wonderful 55 year partnership, the Elks have donated more than $27 million dollars to support the CP of NYS Home Service program.

The attached vignette is the first of many examples of how the Elks’ support has helped improve the lives of thousands of people with disabilities and their families. Please read more HERE.

 

Critics Voice Concerns About Justice Center in News Article

…“the fear of prolonged and intimidating investigations, false allegations, and unavoidable violations of policy negatively affected (staff) practice and contributed to staff turnover.” They also learned that organizations suffered “serious staffing challenges and increased costs of overtime and administrative management of compliance.”

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Inclusion for people with disabilities focus of Rochester medical conference

Presenters will cover topics from dementia in people with disabilities, to colonoscopies for adults who have intellectual disabilities, and the obstacles to accessing dental care faced by people with disabilities. Many of the sessions will also focus on successes in the field.

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