On February 12, 2015, there was an important collaboration between SANYS’ New York City and Long Island Regions as they helped to start a new self-advocacy group for individuals supported
|Hi, my name is Brian and I would like to share my story of self- advocacy. I joined my self advocacy group many years ago. I have been given the chance to|
|Hi, my name is Amanda. I came into my self-advocacy group last Spring. Self-advocacy means to me that I advocate for others and myself. I advocated at Legislative Day in Albany|
|Hi my name is Maggie Stone and I’m 21 years old. When I was little, I didn’t know how to read unlike most of the kids in my class. Finally, my|
Some highlights of SANYS 2015 Policy Statement (download the entire text by clicking HERE):
“We believe in the idea of Employment First. We want to work; we want to earn money; we want use the skills we … Read the rest
Hello, my name is Melissa and I’m a Grassroots Presenter in the Hudson Valley Region of SANYS.
There were a number of events in my life when I realized that if I could speak-up and advocate, I could … Read the rest
Living in the community Independently
Through Self-Direction Services
My name is Allan Walley and I have been living in the community independently through self direction services for a year as of March 3, 2014. I have supports living … Read the rest
Please click HERE to watch a great music video about living Naturally. Isn’t this all that everyone wants? A place to call their own, a life of their own choosing, surrounded by friendship and love. Thanks to our friends… Read the rest
On a regular basis, we will be featuring stories about the remarkable people who make up the leadership of SANYS. You’ll see that they all share one thing in common – the courage to speak up!
Hi! … Read the rest