Syracuse article on aging parents notes “Families Cannot Be Caregivers Forever” campaign

This is one of a growing number of articles generated by advocates often working through the “Families Cannot Be Caregivers Forever” campaign, which can be accessed through the campaign page on NYSARC’s website. Click here to read the article.

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New York Nonprofit Press: “Transition Collides with Transformation I/DD Sector Faces ‘Perfect Storm’ of Systemic Reforms”

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Politics As It Happens: Carl Heastie is elected Speaker of New York State Assembly

“Carl E. Heastie was elected speaker of the New York Assembly on Tuesday, culminating a rapid rise from a Bronx backbencher to holder of one of the most powerful offices in state politics.” Click here to read the New York Times article.

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NY Times: As New York moves people with developmental disabilities to group homes, some families struggle

The article reviews the complex issues facing families and their loved ones with developmental disabilities as they prepare for community living as part of developmental center closure. Click here to read the article.

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Politics As It Happens: Cuomo’s State of the State features Opportunity Agenda

Governor Cuomo presented his 2015 State of the State message this afternoon.  The hour and a half address was held in the Convention Center in the Empire State Plaza. The Governor went through a laundry list of issues and reforms including, among others, criminal justice, education, infrastructure and revitalization of upstate New York. Steven Kroll, […]

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Politics As It Happens: DRNY files complaint against Justice Center

Disability Rights New York (“DRNY”), New York State’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency, filed a federal complaint on Friday against the Justice Center for failing to provide “timely” responses to DRNY’s request for information pertaining to cases under investigation by the Justice Center. DRNY also maintains that the information it receives from the Justice Center is […]

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Politics as it Happens: NY Times story reveals challenge of at home care

This New York Times story illustrates the extreme challenges facing parents of family members with developmental disabilities living at home. The story is about a young man in Kentucky. It echoes a similar issue in New York State where an increasing number of aging parents, despite their own age related disabilities, are trying to care […]

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Politics as it Happens: Former Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82 – championed the rights and dignity of people with developmental disabilities

Former Governor Mario Cuomo Dies at 82 – championed the rights and dignity of people with developmental disabilities Former Governor Mario Cuomo died yesterday at age 82.  First elected in 1982, Cuomo served as Governor for 12 years.  He presided over an enormous expansion of community based programs for people with developmental disabilities primarily in […]

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