Self-Direction Pre-Survey Suffolk County

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS Long Island News

Hello Self-Advocates, Families and Supporters,

The Long Island Region of the Self Advocacy Association of NYS (SANYS) is excited to inform you that you have been selected to be part of an information-gathering process designed to help us understand the … Read the rest

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The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State will be presenting Self-Direction Listening Forums for individuals in the Long Island Region who are self-directing their services with a Broker and FI and who have an active plan and budget. These listening … Read the rest

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Great Opportunity for Self Advocates!

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

Partners in Policymaking is now accepting applications for their excellent advocacy training program. Many SANYS leaders have become part of the Partners Network. Applications are due on February 15th. To apply go to: http://www.nyspip.org/

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SANYS Testifies Before NYS Assembly Committee

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

On Monday December 11th, SANYS Director of Policy, Clint Perrin and Administrative Director, Arnold Ackerley presented testimony on housing to the New York State Assembly Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Clint reminded the committee that, “In addition to … Read the rest

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SANYS Co-Vice President Mike Brooks and Capital Region Board representative Victor Colon spoke and rallied the crowd recently at a Be Fair to Direct Care rally to advocate for funding to pay direct support workers a fair wage and help … Read the rest

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Latrice, David, and Amy of the Handicapables

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

“Self advocacy means to help advocate for people who can’t advocate for themselves and show people who can advocate for themselves to use their voice. Don’t be scared to use your voice.”- Latrice
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SANYS Participates in #NYGIVESDAY

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

SANYS is doing our first fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday through the #NYGivesDay website. You can help someone speak up by donating to our campaign and sharing the link to help us reach our goal of 500 donors! You can also

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Be Fair to Direct Care Rally- Note New Date!

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

December 6th, 2017 @1pm

in the War Room, NYS Capital, 2nd Floor

State St. and Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12224

Join the Rally to help launch the campaign to get a fair wage for Direct Support Workers.

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SANYS Board honored at NYSRA’s Awards

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

We are proud of Michelle Wolf who was honored as the Self Advocate of the Year at this year’s NYSRA Awards. Michelle is a SANYS Board member from the Central region. Michelle’s acceptance speech was fantastic.

We are excited to

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