Freeing the Data for New York State Public Benefit Applicants Image
“Medical Records” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Written in collaboration with Erin Mackay of GetMyHealthData.
Finally, some health care news worth celebrating. Last month, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill guaranteeing free access to medical records for people applying for government benefits or programs. This is an advocacy victory for all New Yorkers and people with disabilities.
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Welcome to Our New Website! Image

We are so pleased to welcome you to the new Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (or CIDNY) website!
We hope that you will enjoy the new design and features. We think that it will make it easier to find the information that you are looking for.
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We have reorganized the content and look of the …

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 …