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 …

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 …

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 …