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CDPAANYS Recognizes International Women’s Day, Calls on Governor Cuomo to Raise the Wage for Personal Assistants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 8, 2018 CONTACT: Bryan O’Malley 518-813-9537 Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York (CDPAANYS) Recognizes International Women’s Day, Calls on Governor Cuomo to Raise the Wage for Personal Assistants 9 out of 10 Personal Assistants are Women On International Women’s Day, the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New […]

Times Union: Low wages seen as major roadblock to hiring medical caregivers

The Albany Times Union published an article today on the impact that low wages have on individuals and families’ ability to hire personal assistants through CDPA. Data is sourced from CDPAANYS’ report on wages that is  being released at a press conference this morning. New study shows that personal assistants hired through Medicaid program quit because […]

Register Now For Legislative Day!

Online registration for Legislative Day on February 25, 2014 in Albany is live!  Your participation is the backbone of CDPAANYS and NYAIL’s advocacy work. Please click here to go to the registration page and share with your staff, consumers, and personal assistants! Talking points, target issues and more will be made available pending release of […]

Denise DiNoto of CDC on Due Process Issues on News Channel 13 WNYT March 27, 2013

Denise DiNoto of Consumer Directed Choices, Inc. spoke with local Capital Region reporter Benita Zahn on the ongoing issue of due process rights for Medicaid recipients in managed care tonight, March 27.  News Channel 13 (WNYT) ran a short version at 5:00 PM and the full story was aired at 6:00 PM. Click here for […]

WNYIL Featured on Evening News on Channel 7 WKBW

Western New York Independent Living, Inc. made the evening news on Monday, March 19.  Consumer advocates Steven Truesdale and Todd Vaarwerk spoke on the basic principles of CDPA, the importance of preserving aid continuing, and how CDPA and community-based home care costs taxpayers a lot less than hospital or institutional care. Click here to watch […]

Thank you

CDPAANYS would like to say THANK YOU to the members and allies who came together for press conferences and rallies across New York on March 13 and 14.  The timing may not have been ideal for maximum press coverage, given the shooting in Herkimer and the papal election which occurred at the same time, but […]