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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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 […]

Disability advocates across the country have issued an SOS to try to save services that are threatened by a proposed federal rule regarding overtime pay. In a nutshell, the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed dramatically raising the salary threshold for exempting certain types of jobs from being eligible for overtime.  While the proposed rule […]

With the New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo expected to reach agreement at any time on the 2016-17 State Budget, advocates want people with disabilities, families and staff to call Albany with a simple message – Be Fair to Direct Care! Thursday is the deadline for the Governor and Legislature to approve an […]