The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York's (CIDNY) goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural and civic life of the community.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Each day, New Yorkers with disabilities face barriers. CIDNY has been working to make sure that we all have an equal opportunity in our city to thrive and succeed. In 2013, we helped over 20,000 people with disabilities and their families develop a roadmap to meet their goals. The need is still there and we can only do this with your support. Please give generously. For every dollar we receive, 88 cents goes directly into programs that make a difference and help us level the playing field.
WE CAN HELP
NEW: Notice of Settlement in Emergency prep Case 10-17-2014 CLICK HERE
NEW: FULL SETTLEMENT DOCUMENT 10-17-2014 CLICK HERE
memos of understanding between the disability community and new york city for emergency preparedness CLICK HERE.
CIvil rights advocates CHALLENGE NEW YORK CITY’S Failure to make its sidewalks safe for wheelchair users and PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND Read Related Curb Cut Documents Here.
CIDNY Walk-in Hours for New Consumers
Manhattan office: Every Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am-1:30 am and on Thursday from 10:00 am-3:00 am.
Queens office: Every Monday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
Walk-in days are on a first come, first served basis.
If you are already working with a CIDNY counselor, we encourage you to make an appointment with your counselor, since you are not guaranteed being able to see a specific counselor during walk-in hours.
For more information contact the intake line – Manhattan: 646-442-4186; Queens: 646-442-1520.
Do You Need Legal Help?
We want to hear from you about your legal needs. Your answers are confidential. Please fill out the survey linked below to let us know if you think you need legal help for a variety of concerns. If you would like someone to help you fill out the form, please call 212-674-2300 and tell them you want help with the legal needs survey.
WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH
Movie Night - Friday, October 24, 3 pm, Dallas Buyers Club
Halloween Party - Manhattan, Wednesday, October 29
Tax Workshop - Manhattan, Thursday, October 30
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NEWS FROM CIDNY
SETTLEMENT ON EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FILED IN FEDERAL COURT 9-30-14
LAWSUIT FILED TO MAKE CITY SIDEWALKS SAFE 7-29-14
BIG WIN - JUDGE AFFIRMS TAXI DEAL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 9-16-14