NY Alliance

NY Alliance The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, a statewide association of non-profit providers, is the result of the coming together of NYSACRA and NYSRA; both representing 40 years, respectively, of advancing the interests of provider organizations
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The New York Alliance embraces its Core Values of Community, Leadership, Collaboration, Integrity and Equality. We foster choice and independence in diverse, inclusive communities and also inspire creativity and innovation, where people thrive and succeed

We will build strong coalitions and engage key stakeholders to advocate for all people with disabilities, shape sound public policies which respond to people’s needs and support initiatives which advance positive, high quality outcomes

We will develop strategic alliances to ensure that people with disabilities and all stakeholders embrace a truly person-centered system of supports and services

We believe responsible words and actions should be held to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, respect and professionalism

We value the rights of all people by fostering equal and fair treatment, respecting ideas and personal values and embracing diversity

It is our mission to serve as a catalyst for positive change, and leading resource for people with disabilities, their families, and the organizations providing support services. We do this through our Advocacy, the advancing of public policy, education and training and Technical assistance.

The New York Alliance embraces its Core Values of Community, Leadership, Collaboration, Integrity and Equality. We foster choice and independence in diverse, inclusive communities and also inspire creativity and innovation, where people thrive and succeed

We will build strong coalitions and engage key stakeholders to advocate for all people with disabilities, shape sound public policies which respond to people’s needs and support initiatives which advance positive, high quality outcomes

We will develop strategic alliances to ensure that people with disabilities and all stakeholders embrace a truly person-centered system of supports and services

We believe responsible words and actions should be held to the highest standards of honesty, fairness, respect and professionalism

We value the rights of all people by fostering equal and fair treatment, respecting ideas and personal values and embracing diversity

It is our mission to serve as a catalyst for positive change, and leading resource for people with disabilities, their families, and the organizations providing support services. We do this through our Advocacy, the advancing of public policy, education and training and Technical assistance.

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Join NYDA’s Virtual Rally for Individuals with I/DD on March 24th at 12N by going to https://www.facebook.com/thearcny #...
03/18/2021

Join NYDA’s Virtual Rally for Individuals with I/DD on March 24th at 12N by going to https://www.facebook.com/thearcny #CareNotCuts #IDDPriority #StrengthTogether

03/08/2021
New York Disability Advocates

New York Disability Advocates

NYDA applauds NY’s congressional delegation for passing the #AmericanRescuePlan and securing increased funding for I/DD services. We urge the State to swiftly allocate these critical funds to the I/DD sector, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul #CareNotCuts #SaveOurServices #IDDPriority

03/08/2021
Funding IDD SPECTRUM NEWS

NY must make people with disabilities a PRIORITY! #IDDPRIORITY #SAVEOURSERVICES #CARENOTCUTS

03/05/2021
Trust the Facts. Get the Vax.

#Vaxxie #GetVaccinated, #DoYourPart, #StrengthTogether

Hear from doctors across Massachusetts on why we can trust that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Learn more at mass.gov/CovidVaccine.

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) selected artwork from artist Eileen Schofield...
03/03/2021

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) selected artwork from artist Eileen Schofield of Art Enables in DC to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. #DDawareness2021

02/24/2021
NY Alliance is pleased to announce our collaboration with the NYeC on a Health InformationTechnology (HIT) Pilot Project...
02/22/2021

NY Alliance is pleased to announce our collaboration with the NYeC on a Health InformationTechnology (HIT) Pilot Project through Oct. 2021. The Pilot aims to determine HIT readiness, expand EHR use, provide support, & enhance HIT abilities of 14 participants to benefit people with I/DD.

The NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Task Force to hold conversation with Clinicians and Community Members on the Moderna COV...
02/19/2021

The NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Task Force to hold conversation with Clinicians and Community Members on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Join them! #Vaxxie #GetVaccinated, #DoYourPart, #StrengthTogether

#Vaxxie #GetVaccinated, #DoYourPart, #StrengthTogether
02/19/2021

#Vaxxie #GetVaccinated, #DoYourPart, #StrengthTogether

02/18/2021
Meet the Black female scientist on the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development

Nationally, the month of February is recognized as Black History Month. As we celebrate historical accomplishments, we present a CBS This Morning news segment from a few months ago, but timely. Learn about one of the scientists behind the COVID-19 vaccine and hear their discussion on the fears of some, and the importance in getting the vaccine. #Vaxxie #GetVaccinated, #DoYourPart, #StrengthTogether https://bit.ly/2OPDsVT

Along with manufacturing and distribution issues, public health officials are concerned about millions of Americans who are resistant to taking the coronavir...

02/16/2021
NYDA Virtual Rally ii

Make us - People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - a Priority! Essential Workers are Vital and DSPs are Invaluable. They Deserve a Living Wage. #SAVEOURSERVICES #IDDPRIORITY

02/12/2021
NYDA Virtual Rally

NY must make people with disabilities a PRIORITY! #IDDPRIORITY #SAVEOURSERVICES #CARENOTCUTS

02/11/2021
NYDA Virtual Rally

NYDA Virtual Rally - Join us as we urge the Governor & Legislators to make people with disabilities a PRIORITY!

Make us a Priority!  NYDA Virtual Advocacy Rally on Facebook. Join us here for a  Livestream of the Rally on Thursday, F...
02/09/2021

Make us a Priority! NYDA Virtual Advocacy Rally on Facebook. Join us here for a Livestream of the Rally on Thursday, Feb. 11th at 1:15PM.

New York Disability Advocates
02/06/2021

New York Disability Advocates

Health care justice must include adequate funding and the removal of barriers to care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. #EquityForIDD www.nydisabilityadvocates.com

New York Disability Advocates
02/02/2021

New York Disability Advocates

Nonprofit providers employ more than 120,000 New Yorkers and are among the largest employers in some areas of the state. www.nydisabilityadvocates.com

New Partnership Lets the Blind Experience Pictures Through Touch
02/01/2021
New Partnership Lets the Blind Experience Pictures Through Touch

New Partnership Lets the Blind Experience Pictures Through Touch

A collaborative effort will provide access and inclusion to blind and disabled populations by delivering more than 45 million tactile images to museums, science centers, libraries, schools, and government agencies.

New Hope Community, Inc.
01/29/2021

New Hope Community, Inc.

Yesterday we held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at New Hope. Dispensed by Walgreens, all of the people New Hope supports that have provided consent are now vaccinated in addition to many staff members.
Our next vaccination clinic will be held on February 2 with Garnet Health Catskills to administer second dose vaccines.

Thank you to our dedicated staff from administration, day program/WOW, clinical, maintenance and health services for making the day a success and helping make a solid step towards important progress.

#gotthevax #vaccination #covid19vaccine #stayhealthy #staysafe

Senator John W. Mannion
01/22/2021

Senator John W. Mannion

Individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities face disproportional challenges related to COVID-19 and are at increased risk. Today, I urged the Governor to make these New Yorkers a vaccination priority.

Community, Work & Independence, Inc.
01/22/2021

Community, Work & Independence, Inc.

CWI DSP Yeanda Tracy displays her Vaccine Record Card after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. Congratulations Yeanda!

01/21/2021
Cooking with Friends

Cooking with Friends

The Camphill Hudson Players has created a cooking show- Cooking with Friends in which we will invite our friends from the community of Hudson to share delici...

Community, Work & Independence, Inc.
01/19/2021

Community, Work & Independence, Inc.

After getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Andy Bauer, CWI's Cronin Road IRA, received a Vaccine Record Card. Congrats Andy!

People Inc.
01/13/2021

People Inc.

At People Inc., we’re doing everything we can to promote the safety and well-being of the people we support, our employees, families and community. Our Nursing Department led the way by receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Pictured here is Tanya Perri, RN and vice president of Clinical Services. #PeopleIncStrong

NY Alliance's cover photo
01/12/2021

NY Alliance's cover photo

NY Alliance's cover photo
01/12/2021

NY Alliance's cover photo

Community, Work & Independence, Inc.
01/09/2021

Community, Work & Independence, Inc.

CWI's Amber Coppolo, LMSW, Division Director of Clinical Services, and Dr. Michael Homenick, Consulting Psychologist, share some photos taken while they received COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19's Impact on the Employment of People Living with Disabilities
01/08/2021
COVID-19's Impact on the Employment of People Living with Disabilities

COVID-19's Impact on the Employment of People Living with Disabilities

The coronavirus pandemic has hit people living with disabilities hard -- from the effects of social isolation to the ability to retain employment. HMM correspondent Corinne Carey talked with President

Webinar: Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals
01/08/2021
Webinar: Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals

Webinar: Your Questions and Our Answers About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Direct Support Professionals

Please join our Medical Advisor, Rick Rader, MD and Biochemist, Mark Macbeth, PhD to learn more about the newly released COVID-19 Vaccines.  Dr. Rader and Dr. Macbeth will teach us about several aspects of the vaccines and will answer your questions about the vaccine's safety and efficacy. Our pres...

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Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
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The New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation (New York Alliance) envisions a society where people with disabilities live full, productive and meaningful lives with access to opportunities of independence, inclusion, employment and other life-enrichment experiences. We are committed to improving the lives of people with disabilities through our advocacy, advancement of public policy, education and training and technical assistance. Visit the New York Alliance at www.nyalliance.org to learn more.

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Since everyone's loved one handles things differently - what works for one may not be good for another. But in general - my suggestions to OPWDD would be to have an appt with the Group home. A parent/family member/advocate (PFA) would be free of symptoms and fever. A PFA would wear a mask. If the agency feels necessary - a PFA could wear a covering or a some type of gown and put on prior to visit as well as surgical gloves. If the loved one is able to, the IDD could wear a mask, too but this is not required. The PFA and IDD could have a nice visit outside- go for a walk, etc. Both parents or 2 ppl living in the same home (such as siblings, grandparents, mom and sibling) could visit together. After everyone who resides in the GH has received visitors - and everyone has remained symptom free, then visitors can then take their loved one out to an open area, such as a hiking trail, their backyard, etc. Again, after everyone remains symptom free - progress to allow parents inside the home/ with masks on - OR allow a home visit- assuming less than 10 people in the home and that they follow to the best of their ability social distancing guidelines. I realize that some parents may disagree with this - that it is too slow a progression - but I think they safeguards would be in place and social distancing guidelines are all adhered to. I advocate for a visit to start asap - hopefully within a week or 2 - as with restrictions being loosened in NY, and the number of Covid cases are at its lowest since beginning of March, this is probably the safest time to visit! Additionally: With individuals with IDD being restricted to the home/property - they are less active - the impact can affect their health - lead to weight gain, higher A1C and hyperlipidemia, depression, lower the immune system, problems sleeping, etc. Seeing family members/loved ones - getting outside - into the sun and being more active with help their spirits, their mental and physical health including their immune system. Therefore - in the best interest of those with Intellectual Disabilities who we want to protect and keep safe and healthy - visitation with family members and outside and low population area-activities would be healthier and in their best interests! Respectfully, Stephanie Brenner, MS, RDN Mother, Guardian, Advocate (MS in Public Health and Nutrition, Registered Dietitian/. Nutritionist)
Today's meeting was upsetting - but I'm grateful to know there are so many other loving, dedicated family members who are advocating for their children and siblings! I have had my son with me for 3 months. I am also an advocate (quasi guardian) for a wonderful man who lives with my son. I could not handle having both of them and I'm very sad about that. I've talked to the DC Health Dept in setting up guidelines for when I bring my son back - and between those conversations, my educational and personal experience - I suggest to help prepare for a visit I recommend: DOCUMENTATION! -Take Daily Temperatures - Document -Free from Covid symptoms? Yes- Document -Remaining Socially Distant? - Yes- Document -Wear a mask in public? - Yes- Document -Come in contact with anyone with Covid or who might have Covid? -No - Document! In case the State requires you to be free of a fever or symptoms and to have adhered to social distancing guidelines - this documentation might be very helpful!! Perhaps - document when you FaceTime or zoom - how your child's spirits are - any negative behaviors worsening? Any weight gain, loss? (unplanned and unwanted). I used to work in Public Health and documentation is key. Wishing everyone will reunite with their loved one soon - meaning this week or by end of June for sure!!!! (before cases start to rise as things open up!!!!!!!)
The Social Brain, a 5013c for Brain Injury Survivors and St Joseph's College, Patchogue NY have a developed a FREE webinar on Traumatic Brain Injuries overview . Wed Aug 7th 7-8pm. This webinar is open to everyone and we look forward to having friends and professionals listen in, ask questions, and find resources that evening. please share our link and invite othershttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1493921142180573698
HELP WANTED Looking for Direct Support Professionals aka Community Habilitation Specialist Your invited to attend the monthly Family and Staff Connections A Family and Staff Connection is an event that provides information, support, socialization, and prospective staff for People with Developmental Disabilities receiving Self Direction through OPWDD. We usually offer monthly connections in Nassau County at the Rockville Centre Library, as well as several Suffolk County Library’s. This provides a safe environment for families to come and interview prospective staff such as Community Habilitation Staff or Job Coaches. Families will bring questions. Staff should bring at least 20 or more resumes to share with families and brokers. When is the next Family and Staff Connections? Nassau County – 2019 Dates February 4 March 4 April 1 May 6 June 10 Place: Rockville Centre Library at 221 North Village Ave, Rockville Centre, NY Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m. Note: $1.00 Entrance FEE (to cover cost for materials) RSVP to: [email protected]. In the subject line put “I will attend the Nassau County Family and Staff Connections”. In the email include the following: if you are a Direct Support Staff that are looking for positions, please indicate if you are “CLEARED” through Independent Support Services or another Fiscal Intermediary. Include a copy of your resume with response. Also, bring at least 20 or more resumes. We are asking that you wear your Fiscal Intermediary ID. If you don’t have one, contact the FI Human resources department. Reminder: -DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 p.m.- Thank you: Donna Irving Check out our webpage: http://www.longislandcssandfriends.com/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/889671771094194/ Join our Yahoo group: https://sg.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/longislandcssandfriends/info Also check out Supporting Our Young Adults Network (SOYAN) https://www.facebook.com/SOYANLI/
⛳️ Please join us on 9/24 for a Golf Tournament to benefit Devereux adult services. More info and Registration online at [email protected]