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2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda

CDPAANYS 2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) is a rapidly growing and integral part of the community based long term supports and services system, different from traditional community-based long term services in that it gives primary control of the everyday operation of the service to the consumer instead of an agency.  […]

Lobby Day – February 8, 2016

CDPAANYS would like to thank everyone who traveled to Albany to participate in Legislative Day with New York Association on Independent Living. We recognize that many of you were up at 3 AM and traveled from as far away as Buffalo and Long Island to advocate for $15AndFunding ‬and Fair Pay for CDPA. We are now following […]

CDPAANYS SFY 2015-16 Budget Analysis

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2015 LOBBY DAY AGENDA – THE ISSUES PROTECT CONSUMER-DIRECTED THROUGH ADEQUATE FUNDING Consumer directed personal assistance offers independence, empowerment and high-quality services all at a substantial savings to the State over traditional agency-based care. Reimbursement rates that have not been increased in years, and in some instances have been cut, have not meant that the […]

Legislative Day a Huge Success – Victories Already

On Tuesday, over 200 people came to Albany to tell their Legislators about the importance of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance and the need to make sure that reimbursement is high enough for consumers to be able to attract and retain workers, that the State take all of the steps necessary for full implementation of the […]