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. 


YOUR GIFT HELPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND TOGETHER WE CHANGE LIVES

In 2014:

 People with disabilities will be safer thanks to our landmark civil rights decision. The federal court agreed with us that New York City violated the civil rights of people with disabilities during emergencies and disasters, leading to one of the most comprehensive emergency planning and recovery agreements in the nation. 

 Employment of people with disabilities will get a boost because of our consumers’ voices and our advocacy.  A New York City agency announced that it will provide and negotiate job accommodations for people with disabilities on public assistance who are looking for work through a new jobs program.

Making complicated health coverage decisions will be easier. People who receive both Medicaid and Medicare will have an independent consumer advocacy program on their side when 100,000 letters go out this holiday season talking about how their health coverage will change.

Voting will be easier.  Voters with disabilities can now find out online or by calling 311 whether their polling sites are accessible.

 We have helped nearly 15,000 people with roadmaps to meet their own goals, offering one-on-one help, self-help and self-advocacy tools and education and advocacy.

There's more to do.  Join us and please give generously. 89 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs and helps us level the playing field for people with disabilities.

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WE CAN HELP

BREAKING NEWS:

NEW November 4, 2014 poll site survey summary

Notice of Settlement in Emergency prep Case 10-17-2014  CLICK HERE


FULL SETTLEMENT DOCUMENT 10-17-2014 CLICK HERE


Safe sidewalks 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 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. 

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.

Click to fill in CIDNY's Survey on Legal Needs.


WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH

Click here to see the December Newsletter (Word)

Click here to see the December Calendar (Word)

Upcoming Events: 

Wednesday December 17, 1-3 pm CAN meeting in Queens

Friday, December 19, 2-4 pm CIDNY Holiday Party

If you would like to receive CIDNY's monthly newsletter, calendar and announcements, Click here. 



NY State of Health: What Does it Mean for You? 

NY State of Health, The Official Plan Marketplace is where New Yorkers will shop for, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage.  

NEWS FROM CIDNY

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