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Urge Governor Cuomo to include a funding increase of only $5 million for Independent Living Centers in his budget proposal! Image
It is that time of year again where we need to ask for your help. We all know how crucial Independent Living Centers like Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY are in communities across the State. We provide a wide array of supports and services that help people be independent and integrated in their…
CIDNY Receives 40th Anniversary Proclamation from NYC Council Image
NYC council members presenting representatives of CIDNY with a proclamation.
The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY for short) was honored with a proclamation from NYC Council for our 40th anniversary today. It was presented by Speaker Corey Johnson, who thanked us for our advocacy by and for people with disabilities. He said that the City “needs to do better” to reduce…
Urge Congress to Continue the Money Follows the Person Program by Supporting the EMPOWER Care Act! Image
Money Follows the Person (MFP) is one of the longest-running, most successful Medicaid demonstrations. MFP was designed to help states transition people with disabilities from institutions into the community and to assist states in rebalancing their long-term services and supports systems to increase access to home and community-based services. Since it began, 47 states have…
Support Funding for Independent Living Centers Image
We are thrilled that Representative Hanabusa (HI) sent a Dear Colleague letter to the entire House of Representatives. She asked them to join her in supporting an increase in funding for Independent Living Centers. Once signatures are received, Rep. Hanabusa will submit a letter to Chairman Cole (OK) and Ranking Member DeLauro (CT) of the House Appropriations…
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