Youth Transitions Program: Preparing for the Future Image

CIDNY’s youth transition program for youth with disabilities helps high school or college students plan their transition into adult life. We use the Next Step program, a six to nine week curriculum to teach students the soft skills needed for success. These include effective communication, managing a budget, and how to advocate for themselves as …

New Program at CIDNY: NY Connects Image

NY Connects helps people with disabilities and seniors understand their long-term care options.
CIDNY recently hired 23 new staff members to complete our NY Connects team. The NY Connects team includes: a program director, an education and training coordinator, one program support, four borough managers, an outreach coordinator, two outreach workers, and 13 benefits counselors.
Our …

CIDNY Writers Workshop – A Great Outlet for Creativity Image

 Since 2009, CIDNY and the New York Writers Coalition (NYWC) have teamed to produce a Writers’ Workshop for people with disabilities at CIDNY’s Manhattan offices. The workshop provides a safe space for people with disabilities to express their thoughts and stretch their creativity through writing.

Avra Wing, the facilitator for CIDNY’s workshop, said she was, “amazed and …

Report on City Curb Cuts Agrees with Disability Community Concerns Image

People with disabilities who have trouble using New York City sidewalks and curb cuts have a reason for hope.

 

A Special Master, someone appointed by a judge to make recommendations, looked at a proposed settlement on curb cuts. He is a national expert on the Americans with Disabilities Act and disability rights. It is now up …

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