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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.
CONSUMER WALK-IN HOURS
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're 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, call 212-674-2300 or 646-442-1520.
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FILING AN ADA COMPLAINT
If you believe you've been discriminated against as a
person with a disability, the Department of Justice has a new way for you to
file a complaint. This online form is here: http://www.ada.gov/complaint.
As of May 15, 2015, the Department will no longer accept email complaints. You
can still file a complaint by U. S.
mail. Contact the Department's ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 (V) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY) to receive a paper complaint form by mail.
WE CAN HELP
NY Times: As shelter population surges, housing for disabled comes up short
The Hechinger Report: Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid
WNYC News: Nursing home owner in de Blasio investigation flouted state rules that protect patients
WNYC News: NYS Board of Elections and DMV Sued for Discrimination
Public News Service: Deadline Approaches for Insurance Increases
NY Times: From Nursing Home to Own Home
WSJ: MTA's Access-A-Ride Program Fails Disabled Passengers, Audit Says
Crain's New York Business: State launches $2 billion coordinated care plan for people with disabilities
El Diario: Discussing proposal to send texts to 911 [in Spanish]
NY1: Coalition of Riders and Drivers, "Taxis for All" Slams Uber Over a Lack of Accessibility for the Disabled
Wall Street Journal: Readers Sound Off on NYC's Graduation Rates
NY Times: Finding Solutions Beyond Homeless Shelters
Business Insider: Uber accused of failing a huge number of New Yorkers
Huffington Post: 25 Years After the ADA, Navigating New York City is Still Daunting for the Disabled
CNN: America Still Leaves the Disabled Behind
NPR: In Helping Those with Disabilities, ADA Improves Access for All
YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
We've helped over 15,000 people with roadmaps to meet their own
goals, offering one-on-one help and self-help and self-advocacy tools, 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.