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Conference Registration Update

August 17, 2018

Online Registration for Statewide is  closed but if you have any questions or concerns regarding the conference please call the Statewide Office for Assistance 518-382-1454

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State Conference Transportation Reminder

August 16, 2018

For paratransit from the train or bus station or to get around while you are here in Albany, take the following steps:

  1. Contact your local paratransit company a month or so before the conference

  2. Tell them you will be attending

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SANYS Statewide Conference Registration Deadline Extended

August 1, 2018

We have decided to extend the registration deadline for the SANYS Statewide Conference to August 10th. All Registrations and Payments must be received by this date. If you have any question please call our office 518-382-1454

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July 19, 2018

Sharing Our Talents –  Call for performers!


Are you planning on going to the Statewide Self Advocacy conference? Do you have a talent you would like to share? We are are looking for 15 individuals to share their talent.

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Statewide Conference Update

July 19, 2018

Our Statewide Conference is getting close:  “Self-Advocacy: For the people, by the People” will be September 6, 7,8th.

As we get ready for this exciting event, we want to share some information and reminders with you.

1.  Please remember

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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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