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2018 State Conference Logo Winner!

July 18, 2018

logo for the self advocacy association of new york state dark blue and light blue with an outline of the state

The SANYS Board selected a logo for our statewide conference. We received 22 great submissions from across the state. Congratulations Magenta Rose Crawford from Buffalo, NY —–  for making the winning logo!

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Calling all Self-Advocates from the Long Island Region and Statewide!

June 8, 2018

On behalf of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS), and in memory of Self-Advocate leader and former Board member, Shawn Nitz, SANYS is offering an amazing opportunity for Self-Advocates to apply for an intern scholarship. This is a … Read the rest

2018 Statewide Self Advocacy Conference Registration Now Open!

June 6, 2018

“Self Advocacy: For the People, By the People”

2018 State Self Advocacy Conference

Click here for more information about the conference: 2018 Statewide Self Advocacy Conference

To register a group of people, download and print this form: 2018 SANYS Conference

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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

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


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 Job … Read the rest