Archive for the SANYS News Category

2017 Statewide Conference Logo Contest

May 23, 2017

The Self Advocacy Association is looking for a logo for the 2017 Statewide Conference.  Flyer here.

This conference draws nearly 850 people with developmental disabilities and their supporters from across the state, who come together to inspire each other, learn,

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Opportunity Knocks!

April 17, 2017


SANYS Lower Hudson Valley Regional Organizer
(25 Hours per week)



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SANYS Long Island News

March 21, 2017

Click here to listen to SANYS LI Youth Ambassadors, Christian Ranieri and Sky Burke, on the Radio talking about their projects, the civil rights movement, how they got their start in advocacy, and their work at The Self-Advocacy Association

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Self-Advocates from SANYS SPEAK UP at Legislative Day in Albany!

February 28, 2017

Self-Advocates from SANYS recently appeared in Albany to let their NYS lawmakers understand that they should BeFair2Direct Care and other important advocacy matters!

Click HERE to read the SANYS statement on #BeFair2DirectCare!

Click HERE to read the 2017 SANYS Policy

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Self-Advocates meet to say the NYS Budget must #bFair2DirectCare!!!!

January 11, 2017


The NYS Budget must #bFair2DirectCare! Self-Advocates Speak-Up outside one of the Governor’s Regional State of the State Addresses. 

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Arnold Ackerley – SANYS New Administrative Director

December 21, 2016

Welcome Arnold!

The Board of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) has chosen Arnold Ackerley as SANYS’ new Administrative Director. 

Arnold started his career in human services 17 years ago, as a Direct Support Professional.  Since that time, … Read the rest

Campaign for the Future

November 7, 2016

You Can Make A Difference!
Help Support SANYS’
“Campaign for the Future!”

Every dollar you contribute will be used to help SANYS spread its message of “Speaking Up for Ourselves and Others.”

Your generous contributions will be used for:

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SANYS leaders receive the Chris Burke Excellence in Advocacy Award from the Museum of disAbility History

October 17, 2016

Two Self Advocacy leaders, Marie Malinowski and Mike Rogers, were given an award by the Museum of disAbility History for their work in speaking up for themselves and others! We are proud of them and all their hard work on … Read the rest

SANYS State Conference SOLD OUT!

August 23, 2016

 30 yrsWe’ve had a great response for our SANYS Statewide Conference in Albany this year (September 8th – 10th) and we have reached our capacity for the event.

All payments for the event are due by
Wednesday, August 31, 2016.  


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SANYS Statewide Conference Online Registration Suspendeded

August 15, 2016

Our SANYS Statewide Conference continues to grow in popularity. We are approaching capacity for our 2016 Conference and have temporarily suspended the availability of our online registration system. In order to make sure that our limited remaining space is handled

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