With so much going on in politics and the news we’ve decided to create a special section focusing on advocacy issues related to persons with disabilities and our organization. Here we’re collecting news and event stories that have an immediate impact on our community and the people we serve. If you’d like more information about any of these issues please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We thank you for your support!

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Did you know there is a risk from the federal government that may impact services to persons with disabilities and their families? President Donald Trump and some members of Congress want to change the way the Medicaid program is funded.  They are calling for doing away with the current program (in which people are entitled […]

For almost a year, organizations serving people with developmental disabilities in New York State have been advocating for increased State funding to be put toward a wage increase for Direct Support Professionals – those employees who care for and support people with developmental disabilities at organizations like The Resource Center.  The advocacy campaign is called […]

A rally will take place Tuesday, November 29, in Buffalo as part of a state-wide effort to convince Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide funding in order to give a pay raise to those who support people with disabilities. The rally will be held in the Buffalo Museum of Science Auditorium, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, from 11:00 […]

People with developmental disabilities, their caregivers, family members, and lawmakers held a rally in Albany to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to provide money so that organizations like The Resource Center can pay their direct-support workforce a living wage. The rally at the State Capitol is part of a campaign called #bFair2DirectCare. Organizers want New York […]

Organizations across New York State that advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities are stepping up their efforts to focus attention on the need to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals. The effort — known by the hash tag #bFair2DirectCare — seeks to persuade Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature to include money in […]