A Great Year for Self-Advocates!

By Hudson | Filed in SANYS News

We’re proud of all that we accomplished in 2014…

  • We had record attendance at Our 2014 State Self-Advocacy Conference in Albany!

Here are some  pictures from the event:


See more pictures from our 2014 Conference here. Our thanks to

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SANYS Board Member, Erin Hendersen, received the Thomas Maul Self-Advocacy Award at the New York State Rehabilitation Association Conference on September 8th.


Others in the photo include Michael Seereiter, President & CEO of NYSRA,

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Join us for our 25th Annual Self-Advocacy State Conference October 30th to November 1st at the Marriott Hotel on Wolf Road in Albany!

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We expect a lot of interest in our Conference this year, so don’t waste any time in

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A Great Picnic In the Hudson Valley!

By Hudson | Filed in SANYS News

Beautiful weather welcomed eager (and hungry) self-advocates to James Baird State Park today, August 14th!

Great food catered by Simply Gourmet, Inc., lots of  exciting games and tests of self-advocacy knowledge, with the winners winning fabulous prizes and praise from … Read the rest



By Hudson | Filed in SANYS News

Attention Self-Advocate Artists!!


 The Self Advocacy Association is looking for a logo for its 2014 Statewide Conference that reflect the theme for this year’s event:

“Transforming the System: Reinvesting in US!

For example: what does the future for services

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By Hudson | Filed in SANYS News


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Association of NY State
2014 Annual
Self-Advocacy Conference

“Transforming the System
Reinvesting in US!

October 30th – November 1st, 2014
Marriott Hotel, Albany, NY

The conference registration brochure will NOT be mailed! To get a

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Sky and Christian

Sky Burke and Cristian Rainieri, SANYS Youth Ambassadors


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By Self-Advocacy NYS | Filed in SANYS News
NEAT is the Northeast East Advocates Together, which include New York and the New England States–Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. NEAT is also Region 8 of our national organization, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE). NEAT received … Read the rest

Spread the Word to End the Word

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

People Are Beautiful Self Advocacy group and SANYS work to end the use of the R Word in Central NY! See the news story here:

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CNY Self-Advocates are a Pot of Gold

By Self-Advocacy NYS | Filed in SANYS News

Check out these great photos from the Central New York Self-Advocates march in the St. Patricks Day Parade in Syracuse at this site:


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