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CDPAANYS Legislative Day – February 8, 2016 – Save the Date!

WHAT: CDPAANYS and NYAIL Joint Legislative Day WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2016 WHERE: The Well, Legislative Office Building (LOB), Albany — Please mark your calendars and save the date.  Further details will be forthcoming. Your participation in this fight is critical to its success.

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 […]

Peer Mentor Blog Post: Higher Education and Employment

Without their Personal Assistants (PAs), many people with disabilities, like me, would be unable to successfully pursue higher education and employment. PAs are instrumental in supporting consumers with whichever tasks within their care plan enable them to live independently, some of which may be integral to their ability to go to school or work. In my […]

LAST CHANCE to call your Assembly members to #FUNDFREEDOM

We all know that Consumer Directed Personal Assistance relies on people being able to hire and keep workers they trust to not only perform varying levels of services for them; but, to bring into their homes and into their lives. This means that when potential workers can get paid more in less labor intensive jobs […]