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2016 State Conference Brochure & Registration Now Available!

July 6, 2016

We know everyone is excited about going our upcoming State Self-Advocacy Conference (9/8/16 – 9/10/16), 30 Years of Speaking Up for Ourselves and Others.

Our Conference Brochure and Registration Packet is now available for you to download, complete and

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It’s Regional Conference Season!

May 11, 2016

Some years ago, SA members advocated to have regional self advocacy conferences in addition to the statewide SA conference. So, this time of year, across the state there are conferences in every region. In some regions, there are more than … Read the rest

Call and write your legislators!

February 9, 2016

During the month of February and the beginning of March, it is a very good idea to advocate with your New York State legislators for an increase in funds to service providers so that they can raise the wages of … Read the rest

Let’s Celebrate “National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week”!

September 14, 2015

Celebrate National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week!
September 13th – 19th, 2015
DSP (1)
The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is joining ANCOR’s National Advocacy Campaign in sponsoring National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, beginning September 13, 2015. This is

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2015 Statewide Conference Awards

September 2, 2015

As the time draws near for our 2015 Statewide Conference on 10/29-10/31, 2015, we ask you to take a moment and send us your Award Nominations for:

Self-Advocate of the Year:  An individual that has worked hard to speak up … Read the rest

Capital District Banner Contest Winners!

August 25, 2015

We’re proud to share with you the winners of SANYS’
Capital District Regional 2015 Banner Contest!


First Place Winner

Speak Out
Self-Advocacy Group
Schenectady ARC


2nd Place Winner

Speak Out Loud
Self-Advocacy Group


3rd Place Winner

Citizens Speaking Out

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July 23, 2015

The board of SANYS is looking for a logo for our 2015 Statewide Conference theme!

Transformation is Us:
Our Lives, Our Choices, Our Community

 Our theme this year is about the changes and the opportunities that we are

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Save the Date! SANYS State Conference

June 10, 2015

Please plan on joining us for our 2015 SANYS State Conference.  Our theme this year is…

Transformation is Us:
Our Lives, Our Choices, Our Community

October 29th, 30th and 31st, 2015
Marriott Hotel, Albany, NY

More info will be available

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Arc of Westchester Presents Award to Melissa Gomez, one of our Grassroots Presenters in the Hudson Valley Region of SANYS

June 10, 2015
Melissa receives Self-Advocate of the Year Award from Arc of Westchester, June 9, 2015.

Melissa receives Self-Advocate of the Year Award from Arc of Westchester, June 9, 2015.

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Hudson Valley Self-Advocacy Conference SOLD OUT!

June 6, 2015

June 9 Conference Flyer Just letting everyone know that registration for our Hudson Valley Regional Self-Advocacy Conference at the Palisades Mall is now closed for the June 9th event! We have 150 self-advocates, supporters and friends coming for what promises to be a great

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