Everyone who attends our annual conference has one thing in common: They make the lives of people with disabilities better!
This year, we welcomed more than 600 people from every corner of the state to the CP of NYS Annual Conference. They attended nearly 50 workshops, educational sessions, and meetings on issues important to people with disabilities, their families and the people and organizations that provide supports and services.
We recognized and thanked individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of developmental disabilities at our annual awards luncheon, annual awards dinner and the staff recognition banquet.
In addition to the many staff members at our affiliates who were honored, we also recognized the following individuals for their outstanding contributions to those in our care:
Paul Tudisco (ADAPT Community Network)
Al Felmet Achievement Award
Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky (CP of NYS Board of Directors)
Anthony J. Koenig Volunteer Service Award
Stephanie Knaust (Center for Disability Services)
John R. Horvath Award of Distinction
Jeanne Herbert (Inspire of Orange County)
Daniel Wieder Leadership Award
Muntezir “Monty” Bhanji / Stop & Shop (Queens CP)
Employer of the Year Award
Stephen Healy (AccessCNY)
Natalie Rogers Employee of the Year Award
Pieces of Heart Art Program (Upstate Cerebral Palsy)
Program Innovation Award
Ernestine Gayle (Empower)
Robert Schonhorn Direct Support Professional of the Year Award
Norman Biegaj (Olean Lodge #491)
Otis Armstrong Day Habilitation Program (The Center for Discovery)
2019 IMAGINE NY Art Contest Winner
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