Archive for the SANYS News Category

SANYS Participates in #NYGIVESDAY

November 15, 2017

SANYS is doing our first fundraising campaign for #GivingTuesday through the #NYGivesDay website. You can help someone speak up by donating to our campaign and sharing the link to help us reach our goal of 500 donors! You can also

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Be Fair to Direct Care Rally- Note New Date!

November 3, 2017

December 6th, 2017 @1pm

in the War Room, NYS Capital, 2nd Floor

State St. and Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12224

Join the Rally to help launch the campaign to get a fair wage for Direct Support Workers.

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SANYS Board honored at NYSRA’s Awards

October 4, 2017

We are proud of Michelle Wolf who was honored as the Self Advocate of the Year at this year’s NYSRA Awards. Michelle is a SANYS Board member from the Central region. Michelle’s acceptance speech was fantastic.

We are excited to

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September 1, 2017

Conference runs from 9am-3pm.  Act now & register!  It’s at the Melville Marriott.  $45 if you register before 9/30/17, $65 if you register from 10/1/17-10/13/17, NO registrations after 10/13/17.  PDF flyer here; Word Doc flyer here.

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Registration for the 2017 Statewide Self Advocacy Conference is Closed

August 30, 2017

We are at full capacity for registration for the 2017 NYS Self Advocacy conference! If you are not yet registered for the conference, you will not be able to get into this year’s conference. But, we hope to see you

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Be part of the movement! Full time Hudson Valley Coordinator position available

August 22, 2017

 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


July 18, 2017

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

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Marie Malinowski Awarded SARTAC Fellowship

July 12, 2017

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!

June 23, 2017

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

June 17, 2017

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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