Archive for 2012

2012 Self Advocacy Media of the Year Award

December 6, 2012

The Statewide Media of the Year Award was awarded to the Syracuse Post. Click here to see the story and photo.

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2012 State Conference Photos and Videos now online

November 28, 2012

Check out the Ride the Waiver page for photos, videos, and info about the Statewide Self Advocacy Conference held in October 2012. Click here

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State Conference Registration Now Online

August 24, 2012

Click here to download the 2012 State conference registration form

Click on the link to download the registration form and register for the 2012 Statewide Self Advocacy Conference

Having trouble downloading or printing our the registration? Call 518-382-1454 or email

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2012 State Conference Logo Winner

August 10, 2012

Congratulations to Hanif Joseph, the winner of this year’s logo contest!

Click on the picture for information about the conference

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SANYS Founding Mother Lisa Obrist Passes

July 6, 2012

On May 25, 2012 we lost one of our founding members, Ms. Lisa Obrist, who died of a sudden heart attack. She was a courageous woman with a loving heart and wonderful spirit who contributed much … Read the rest

Ride the Waiver! Our Voice Our Choice

June 28, 2012


October 25th, 26th, 27th, 2012

(Thursday – Saturday)

Ride The Waiver

at the

Albany Marriott

      The 2012 Statewide

     Self-Advocacy Conference

More information will be forthcoming in late July on our website,, or contact us by phone at 518-382-1454Read the rest

SANYS 2012 Testimony at Joint Legislative Hearing on the Executive Budget

March 28, 2012

Testimony at the Joint Legislative Hearing on the Executive Budget

Presented  by Shameka Andrews and Clint Perrin, SANYS’s Co-Directors of Policy




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SANYS 2012 Legislative Platform–People First Principles

February 13, 2012

Members of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. attended the New York State Association for Community Residential Agencies (NYSACRA) , January 31st, 2012 Legislative Breakfast.

Robert Klein, SANYS President talks about SANYS Key Legislative Budget, Waiver and Legislative … Read the rest

SANYS OPWDD People First Waiver RFI Responses

January 5, 2012

We are pleased to share SANYS’s response to OPWDD’s Waiver Request For Information (RFI), an important part of the People First Waiver Application. Our response covers 22 questions that we choose to focus on that we felt were most related … Read the rest