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 …

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities 5 Years After Hurricane Sandy Image
Areas of Long Island, NY, shown during a Coast Guard overflight on Oct. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Sandy hit. US Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. Flickr Creative Commons License.

Five years ago, emergency preparedness efforts failed people with disabilities during Hurricane Sandy.
Three years later, we won a court case against the City on disaster preparedness for people with disabilities (Emergency Preparedness Case Settlement Release). We’re taking a look at what’s changed.

In 2014, we negotiated with the City to improve emergency planning for …

It’s Almost Time for Open Enrollment Image

Open enrollment season is coming for the NY State of Health, the Marketplace where you can sign up for health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act or ACA (also known as Obamacare).
Open enrollment starts November 1, 2017 for new enrollments and November 16, 2017 for renewals. Open enrollment runs through January 31, 2018.
You …

Election Dates 2017 Image

We encourage everyone to get out and vote. The Mayor, City Council, Public Advocate, and Comptroller all have a say in our issues like curb cuts, poll site access, Access-A-Ride, subways, and buses. Let them know we are active, we vote, and we are watching what they say and do.
If you have not registered to …