Archive for 2017

SANYS Testifies Before NYS Assembly Committee

December 13, 2017

On Monday December 11th, SANYS Director of Policy, Clint Perrin and Administrative Director, Arnold Ackerley presented testimony on housing to the New York State Assembly Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Clint reminded the committee that, “In addition to … Read the rest

SANYS Board represents self advocates at the State Capital #bfairtodirectcare Rally

December 11, 2017

SANYS Co-Vice President Mike Brooks and Capital Region Board representative Victor Colon spoke and rallied the crowd recently at a Be Fair to Direct Care rally to advocate for funding to pay direct support workers a fair wage and help … Read the rest

Why self advocacy is so important to us. Help someone speak up today!

November 27, 2017


Latrice, David, and Amy of the Handicapables

November 20, 2017

“Self advocacy means to help advocate for people who can’t advocate for themselves and show people who can advocate for themselves to use their voice. Don’t be scared to use your voice.”- Latrice
“It also means to help each other … Read the rest

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