Urge Governor Cuomo to include a funding increase of only $5 million for Independent Living Centers in his budget proposal! Image
It is that time of year again where we need to ask for your help. We all know how crucial Independent Living Centers like Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY are in communities across the State. We provide a wide array of supports and services that help people be independent and integrated in their…
Tell Your Senators to Uphold Disability Rights by Opposing the Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh Image
CIDNY joins AAPD and others in opposing the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh’s previous rulings and statements on health care, self-determination, employment, and education threaten the rights of all Americans with disabilities. The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law lists 10 Reasons People with Disabilities Should Oppose…
CIDNY Receives 40th Anniversary Proclamation from NYC Council Image
NYC council members presenting representatives of CIDNY with a proclamation.
The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY for short) was honored with a proclamation from NYC Council for our 40th anniversary today. It was presented by Speaker Corey Johnson, who thanked us for our advocacy by and for people with disabilities. He said that the City “needs to do better” to reduce…
Yes We CAN: CIDNY Action Network Members Share Their Experiences, Featuring Elizabeth Melas Image
Elizabeth with other staff and advocates in Albany for Lobby Day.
For this series, students from Hunter College interviewed CIDNY Action Network members and staff about their work with us and what brought them to organizing. Author Nadia Guennouni is currently working towards her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Elizabeth Melas was born and raised primarily in Greece as an American citizen living abroad, until she…
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