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Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:08 AM
Self-advocate and SDMNY participant Ketrina Hazell presented on her experience with the SDMNY process as she closes in on signing her Supported Decision-Making Agreement. Ketrina’s session is specifically geared for students. New York City SDMNY Site Coordinator Joan Cornachio moderated the event.
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 2:10 PM
The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) has announced the eight inaugural inductees into the State Disability Rights Hall of Fame (HOF), and one of the distinguished honorees is Douglas J. Usiak, who has been executive director of the Western New York Independent Living Inc. family of agencies since 1983. All eight will be honored in a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, April 26, at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn.
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:59 PM
The late Constance Laymon of Colonie will be among the first inductees into the New York State Independent Living Council Disabilities Rights Hall of Fame.
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2:23 PM
U.S. Paralympic National Team goalkeeper Sean Boyle has been voted the 2017 U.S. Soccer Disabled Player of the Year.
Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 4:55 PM
A disability rights group is suing the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities for its failure to discharge 97 adults who are 21 and older from residential schools.
Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:45 PM
Disabled people have to apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people before finding one. It took Lauren Pitt, who is visually impaired, nine months to get into work, during which she applied for 250 roles.
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:48 PM
Kaiser Health News, By Rachel Bluth, September 25, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC - “Kill the bill, don’t kill us,” one woman screamed, inches from a U.S. Capitol Police officer’s face Monday afternoon in a marbled hallway of U.S. Capitol at the start of the one and only public hearing on the GOP’s last-ditch effort to replace the Affordable Care Act.
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:29 PM
Kaiser Health News, By Rachel Bluth WASHINGTON, DC - “Kill the bill, don’t kill us,” one woman screamed, inches from a...
Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Today there is a rally at the State Capital with Sen. Schumer and other Senate champions to defeat this bill...
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:46 PM
"There’s good reason to believe a more diverse work force — one that includes doctors with disabilities — would be good for patients and doctors. Patients of various backgrounds tend to feel more comfortable with physicians like them, and that’s true for people with disabilities as well."