Archive for 2015

Let’s Celebrate “National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week”!

September 14, 2015

Celebrate National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week!
September 13th – 19th, 2015
DSP (1)
The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is joining ANCOR’s National Advocacy Campaign in sponsoring National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, beginning September 13, 2015. This is

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2015 Statewide Conference Awards

September 2, 2015

As the time draws near for our 2015 Statewide Conference on 10/29-10/31, 2015, we ask you to take a moment and send us your Award Nominations for:

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Capital District Banner Contest Winners!

August 25, 2015

We’re proud to share with you the winners of SANYS’
Capital District Regional 2015 Banner Contest!


First Place Winner

Speak Out
Self-Advocacy Group
Schenectady ARC


2nd Place Winner

Speak Out Loud
Self-Advocacy Group


3rd Place Winner

Citizens Speaking Out

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July 23, 2015

The board of SANYS is looking for a logo for our 2015 Statewide Conference theme!

Transformation is Us:
Our Lives, Our Choices, Our Community

 Our theme this year is about the changes and the opportunities that we are

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Save the Date! SANYS State Conference

June 10, 2015

Please plan on joining us for our 2015 SANYS State Conference.  Our theme this year is…

Transformation is Us:
Our Lives, Our Choices, Our Community

October 29th, 30th and 31st, 2015
Marriott Hotel, Albany, NY

More info will be available

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Arc of Westchester Presents Award to Melissa Gomez, one of our Grassroots Presenters in the Hudson Valley Region of SANYS

June 10, 2015
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Hudson Valley Self-Advocacy Conference SOLD OUT!

June 6, 2015

June 9 Conference Flyer Just letting everyone know that registration for our Hudson Valley Regional Self-Advocacy Conference at the Palisades Mall is now closed for the June 9th event! We have 150 self-advocates, supporters and friends coming for what promises to be a great

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Anchors Away!

April 13, 2015
Thanks to Letisia and Michael Allcorn, newlyweds and great self-advocates, who shared their story of spending their one-year wedding anniversary on a cruise.  Read on…

In February, the Allcorns joined our friends on a cruise to the Bahamas. As we

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Meet & Greet in the Capital Region of SANYS!

April 3, 2015


What do we do at SANYS? Here’s a great example! Recently in SANYS’ Capital Region, a Meet & Greet was held in Saratoga, NY for self-advocates to come out and learn about self-advocacy and the Self-Advocacy Association of New
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Lecia Holke, Self-Advocate, Speaks Up!

April 1, 2015


Hi, I’m Lecia Holke and I speak up for myself! I noticed that my communication monitor in my room needed to be repaired. I went to the house manager and told her I needed a new monitor. By speaking
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