Statistics only tell part of the story. People sharing their experiences makes the impact of programs and regulations more understandable. Sharing your own story is empowering and can help to create lasting change. We use storytelling as a tool for advocacy for people with disabilities.

Sharing Info On A Homeowner’s Benefit: Gary

From a Nursing Home to My Own Home: Bob

Relying on the Kindness of Strangers for Prescription: Elliot

CIDNY Makes The Difference For Children With Disabilities And Their Families: Gloria

Hurdles to Prescription Drugs = High Risk for Patients: Kyle

Independent Living Centers Help Youth With Disabilities Reach Their Goals: Leslie

All I Need is an Accessible Apartment: Michael

Access to Community-Based Long-Term Care: Myron

Affordable, Accessible Housing Can Help People Stay Out of Institutions: Todd

Co-pays Prescription: El

Paying for Prescription and Not Enough for Basic Need: Deborah

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[Image descriptions: A photo of Chris with the words, “I was paying more for my medication than I earned at one point. As a person living with a disability, Medicaid provided a pathway for financial stability and employment. A photo of Tashia with the words, “Medicaid helps me get the medication I need to control my epilepsy and be able to work. I’m afraid of losing that coverage.” Both images were used in social media campaigns to protect the AHCA.]

CIDNY can help, if you need assistance or have a story to share contact us at We also train other Independent Living Centers on crafting effective stories.