The Arc New York and The NY Alliance Joint Legislative & Advocacy Forum provides access to information on the 2021-22 Executive Budget proposal, upcoming legislation, advocacy strategies, and opportunities to engage leadership in the Senate and Assembly. Parents and family members, self-advocates, direct support professionals, not-for-profit agencies and other stakeholders will hear from presenters across a [...]
Family Groups are joining together to urge Governor Cuomo and the legislature to sustain funding for supports and services for New Yorkers with I/DD. You can participate in this advocacy action by calling Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390. When you call, press 2 and leave a message similar to this, in your own words: "Please find the [...]
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote as soon as today on the next pandemic relief package - and we can't be left behind! The proposed bill includes many provisions that will provide critical support to people with disabilities, their families, and the direct support professional (DSP) workforce during this pandemic. Contact your [...]
Latest News: Signs of Progress Serve as Urgent Reminder to Keep the Pressure On! Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested from states' Medicaid directors two years' worth of budgetary information and other identifying information about providers that would enable HHS to disburse relief payments to Medicaid-funded I/DD providers. We read [...]
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