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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 […]

Peer Mentor Blog Post: Consumer Directed Personal Assistance and Traditional Home Care

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance and Traditional Home Care By Iffat Khan I am very grateful that the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program (CDPAP) is in existence. If I did not have the CDPAP as part of my life I’m not sure where I would be today. With CDPAP, I am able to live my life […]

11th Annual Conference A Success – Save The Date For Next Year!

The 11th Annual CDPAANYS Conference on October 9-10, 2013 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy was a huge success, entirely thanks to support from our sponsors, exhibitors, breakout presenters and experts, and conference registrants. A selection of photos from the conference have been posted on our Facebook page.  Click here to view the album! […]

Conference Less Than ONE WEEK Away

This time next week, you’ll either be returning to your office from two great days at CDPAANYS 11th Annual Conference, or you will be hearing about it and saying to yourself, “I should have gone.” The Conference, titled “Under New Management: Realizing the Potential of Managed Care”, will focus on a number of the changes […]

NYSDOH Has Updated Flu Regulation FAQ

The NYS Department of Health has updated their FAQ regarding Title 10, Section 2.59 – “Regulation for Prevention of Influenza Transmission by Healthcare and Residential Facility and Agency Personnel” on flu mask regulations to specify that Consumer Directed Personal Assistants are exempt from these regulations. Click here to view the updated FAQ document. NYSDOH will […]

What’s in a name?

Many of you have asked us about a small, subtle, but very important change in a very important acronym lately. Many more of you probably have not asked, but are wondering what is going on.

Since the beginning, most of us have known the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). Every document CDPAANYS has put out has talked about CDPAP and why it is such a wonderful program that helps individuals maximize their independence. In the last few months – well, since November 1 – a shift has occurred. CDPAP is not CDPAP anymore!

How can this happen?