CIDNY advocacy goals aim to ensure that people with disabilities have the tools they need to live independently, provide for their financial needs and enjoy equal opportunity.  We promote an environment where people with disabilities are recognized and respected members of the community and are active in advocating on issues that affect all of us. To this end, CIDNY advises public officials on ways to make public services work better; monitors public and private initiatives that serve people with disabilities; and offers constructive solutions to problems we see.


Legislative Action Center (Capwiz)

Let our voices be heard, write to your local representative.

Voting Rights
Empowering people with disabilities to vote privately and independently.

Education Policy
Education is often the missing link that keeps people with disabilities from being able to get jobs, especially well-paying jobs.

Housing Policy

People with disabilities are more likely to be poor than others. Most of us who cannot work live on SSI, SSDI, or public assistance. All of these are too low to pay for market-rate housing in New York City.

New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage (NYFAHC)
Is the voice of everyday people on issues of health coverage.

Consumer Action Network
Empowering you to make change in your community.

Volunteer

Make a difference give your time.