Archive for the SANYS News Category

SANYS Board Elects Tom McCluskey as Board Advisor

May 7, 2018

Tom has been supporting people for over 35 years. He began his career as a houseparent (DSP) and has held many positions including Recreation Counselor, live in Coordinator, Residence Coordinator, ADL Specialist and Staff Development Coordinator.  He currently is employed … Read the rest

Regional Self Advocacy Conferences

May 4, 2018

Western/Finger Lakes Region – June 28th and 29th, 2018. For registration info, click here : 2018 Western Regional Conference

Central Region – May 12th, 2018 For registration info call: 315-473-6927 or email central@sanys.org

Capital Region – May 24th, 2018 For

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Fantastic Speaker Series from Partners in Policymaking

April 16, 2018

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OPWDD Care Coordination Forums

March 29, 2018

As you may know, the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) program which is currently used to coordinate services will be replaced by a new and improved program called Health Home Care Management beginning July 1, 2018. To provide you with information … Read the rest

Self Direction Listening Forum for Suffolk

March 11, 2018

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Please find attached the Flyer for the Self Direction ListeningForum. If you receive Self Direction Services please try to attend to give your feedback of what is working and what is not working. Hope to see you there.… Read the rest

See Me for Me! March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month #DDawareness18

March 9, 2018

See Me for Me! March is Disabiilty Awareness Month. The theme this year is See Me for Me. Click below for more information and resources for your group.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

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Central Region is Looking for a Self-Advocacy Field Assistant

February 9, 2018

The SANYS office in Central New York is looking for a strong self advocate to fill our Field Assistant position in the Syracuse office. If you are interested, please contact Dan Flanigan at 315-882-6781 or by email at central@sanys.org. Job … Read the rest

Great Opportunity for Self Advocates!

January 4, 2018

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/

SANYS Testifies Before NYS Assembly Committee

December 13, 2017

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

SANYS Board represents self advocates at the State Capital #bfairtodirectcare Rally

December 11, 2017

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