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.
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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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