Archive for 2013

Teen Speaks Up for Himself

October 11, 2013

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Christian Ranieri, one of the SANYS Youth Ambassadors, spoke up for himself to the school board who tried to silence him. Click here to watch the video that has gone viral! You can let Christian know you support him on … Read the rest

Self Advocates in Western New York Bring Awareness to Looming Bus Cuts

July 29, 2013
Woman in wheelchair holding sign "Front Door: Open or Closed to people with disabilities?"

Advocates in Western New York fight for access to the Developmental Disabilities Regional Office (click the photo to see the news story)

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SANYS honors Jim Moran at his retirement party

June 7, 2013

In the photo below, SANYS’ President, Cathy Loquercio, gives Jim a gift at his recent retirement  party.

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Also seen in the photo are past presidents of SANYS,  Chester Finn, Tony Phillips,  David Liscomb and Administrative Director, Steve Holmes.

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Self-Advocate Voices are critical: Please call this week!

February 27, 2013

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There are times when we all have to step up and speak-up with a loud and unified voice.  This is one of those times.

The Governor released his 30-day amendments to the proposed 2013-14 Executive Budget last … Read the rest

URGENT: Write to your Federal Representatives: Say No to Budget Cuts

February 21, 2013

Click here to Download a Letter to fill out: Say No to Budget Cuts

Major budget cuts are slated for New York State that will affect services for people with developmental disabilities. If you do not want to lose services, … Read the rest

Our Stories, Our Lives, Our Testimonies: new additions!

February 14, 2013

Click here to see Samantha, Lori and Lances’ Stories on our new Storywall.

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OPWDD 507 Hearings, Friday Jan. 18, 2013 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

January 14, 2013

This hearing will be held at six locations statewide and will be conducted as a live video-conference with Commissioner Courtney Burke, who will be in attendance at the Schenectady location.

OPWDD intends to utilize the ideas, suggestions, and comments received … Read the rest