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In Your Own Words: Testimonials from CDPA Consumers

Do you want to share your story?

CDPAANYS is always interested in hearing from consumers about your real, lived experiences using CDPA to live in the community. 

If you have a story you would like to share, we encourage you to send it via our online form.

By submitting your story, you consent to allowing CDPAANYS to publish it in full or partial form on our website.

A woman in a wheelchair wearing a red sweater

I’ve seen the good, the bad & the ugly, but I wouldn’t want it any other way than CDPA.

It gives me my life. It gives me my freedom. I have a choice in how my life goes…how every day, month and year goes.

I look forward to my life because I have freedom.” 

-Angela, Troy

A group of people enjoying a summer night in NYC

“I have a significant physical disability that requires me to use a wheelchair and rely on my attendants for my personal care.

I am  a human being with emotions, thoughts, dreams, aspirations. I want to live IN my community and take advantage of the life NYC offers everyone.

— Nicole R., Brooklyn

A white woman in a wheelchair

“I have lived such a full life since I started receiving CDPA services. As a quadriplegic, I have lived on my own, raising my daughter and being proud of who I am.” 

-Michelle, Canandaigua