Disability Advocacy

To find your State legislator along with contact information go to:

Senate: http://www.nysenate.gov/senators

Assembly: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?sh=search

 

INSPIRE NEW YORK

Support the Inspire New York Tax Credit: Incentivizing Employers to Hire People with Developmental Disabilities. Petition by Senator David Carlucci. District Office: 845-623-3627 Sign the petition.

FAMILY ADVOCACY MONTH

Contact your Assemblymen and Senators, urging them to advocate for additional funding for developmental disabilities services: the development of day, employment and residential opportunities for individuals living at home, and to provide a salary increase for the DSPs working in voluntary operated developmental disability services.

NYS Budget

Assembly members have passed a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for human service workers. This proposal will help ensure caregivers can continue to provide the best possible care to those who need it most. Now, let’s urge Gov. Cuomo to do the same and budget for salary increases for our direct care staff as the final budget is about to be decided. Phone: 518-474-8390.

Learn more about state, federal & independent disability advocacy offices and initiatives.