Michael’s Story Image
I moved into my first apartment in Westchester when I turned 21. I was excited to finally have my own place as I was the youngest of three children growing up in a small house in Bellerose, Queens. I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2000 and my disease was progressing. The four…
On Election Day, CIDNY staff and volunteers conducted comprehensive polling site surveys for accessibility. The survey findings showed many of the same problems identified in previous years. This demonstrates that the New York City Board of Elections has not sufficiently addressed the barriers faced by voters with disabilities. With surveys completed at 59 polling sites, we…
Get Food Help Image
Are you or someone you know looking for food help this holiday season? CIDNY can help New Yorkers with disabilities connect to food pantries in your neighborhood and/or apply for long term food help. Low income New Yorkers with disabilities can get food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). Low…
ICAN Helps New Yorkers Who Need Long-Term Care Image
New York State’s Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) program helps New Yorkers with disabilities with their health insurance and long-term care problems. Long-term care includes care in a nursing home or in your own home with help from an aide. Personal care aides can help with activities like getting dressed, walking, and going to the…
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