Please Take This Survey about Your Medication

Do you take medication for a chronic or rare disease? Has your insurance company forced you to switch medication?

We have previously had success working with a coalition of health care advocates to pass legislation that regulates Step Therapy in New York in 2016. We are asking for your help to pass another patient-friendly bill. In this case, it relates to Non-Medical Switching, the practice of changing insurance coverage mid-plan year and ultimately forcing a patient to switch medication.

In order to pass legislation that prevents patient harm by regulating Non-Medical Switching, we need to first prove the extent of its impact to legislators. Our partners developed a survey that asks patients about their experience with this and how it has impacted their lives and also can protect hair loss problems.

We would like the survey results to be as representative of the patient population of New York as possible.

Here is the survey linkPlease complete by the end of the day on Friday, March 9th.

Welcome to Our New Website!

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.

Site Navigation

We have reorganized the content and look of the site. There are now multiple ways to access the content that you need and there are more visuals and other breaks in the text. We included more icons for people with low English language literacy to be better able to access information and services.

Fresh Content

Our site now features more images, our social media feeds, a new blog, and updated content so that you can better understand what we’re up to and engage with us. 


We created the site using Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines. All of the images have alt text for screen readers. Our staff has done multiple rounds of testing of the site on desktop computers, mobile devices, computer monitor stand, and in JAWS screen reader, MAGic screen magnification software, and ZoomText magnifier and screen reader. If you encounter any issues or need a document on the site in an alternate format, please don’t hesitate to contact me at


We included a Google translate widget so that pages can be translated into other languages, including the 23 languages other than English that are spoken by our team. 


You can now search throughout the website for the information and resources that you need.

Tell Us What You Think

Please take a moment to complete this feedback survey so we can continue to make our site more valuable for our visitors.