The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to help create a person-centered and person-directed system of supports. To further this goal, … Read the rest

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We are almost full! We have closed the online conference registration. Please contact 518-382-1454 or by email to conf16@sanys.org if you have any questions.

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Marie Malinowski Awarded SARTAC Fellowship

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

Marie Malinowski, self advocate leader, was chosen as one of 6 self advocates across the country to receive the SARTAC Fellowship! SANYS and VOICE Buffalo are the host organizations, supporting Marie to do new work to help self advocacy

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Urgent Action: Speak Up Against Medicaid Cuts!

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

NY Senators Schumer and Gillibrand already oppose both bills, but many of our NYS Representatives may vote yes on any replacement for the AHCA. We need to get to these New York members of the House before the Senate bill

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Nominate Someone for a SANYS Statewide Award

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

Do you know a person, group or agency that has done a great job of speaking up for themselves and others? Click here to download the nomination form for an award to be given out at our Statewide conference in

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Action Alert!

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

Click for a PDF Handout about Medicaid Action

CUTTING MEDICAID HARMS NEW YORKERS WITH DISABILITIES
MEDICAID FUNDS 90% OF NEW YORK’S DISABILITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
The American Health Care act (AHCA) federally seeks to cut Medicaid by $880 billion over

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Central Regional Organizer Position Available

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

Be part of the movement! The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to help create a person-centered and person-directed system of

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Remembering: Shawn Nitz

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS Long Island News, SANYS News

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2017 Statewide Self Advocacy Conference

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

This year’s Statewide Self Advocacy Conference will be held on September 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2017 in Albany, NY. Our theme is “We Count: Nothing About Us Without Us!”

This year we have released a Call for Workshop Proposals. You

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2017 Statewide Conference Logo Contest

By Regional Directors | Filed in SANYS News

The Self Advocacy Association is looking for a logo for the 2017 Statewide Conference.  Flyer here.

This conference draws nearly 850 people with developmental disabilities and their supporters from across the state, who come together to inspire each other, learn,

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