Welcome to Downstate New York ADAPT
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ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action to assure freedom and civil rights for our people. Our chapter consists of activists across New York City and Long Island, as well as Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Westchester, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.
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What we do
Interested in hearing more about what we do? Head over to our advocacy page.
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Good news! Our efforts have paid off — Bills A. 5367 and S. 5028 will repeal the harmful eligibility criteria introduced for New York State home care programs. Now we need to get it to pass. We call on the State, the Dept of Health, the Legislature, and the public to do the right thingContinue reading “Our Save Home Care Campaign is Live!”
Downstate NY ADAPT denounces the events on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021. When marginalized communities peacefully protest at the Capitol, it results in police violence against black folks, disabled folks being dragged out of their wheelchairs, and multiple arrests. The non-reactive nature of law enforcement when white nationalists violently stormed the Capital wasContinue reading “DNY ADAPT Statement on Events of Jan 6th 2021”
As many of you may know, Governor Cuomo’s team implemented new criteria for home care in the recent Health Budget Law. This change will dramatically restrict criteria, resulting in people either being denied home care services and being stuck in the community without care, or forced into an institution. The new requirement is that youContinue reading “We want YOUR STORY in our media campaign. Are you “disabled enough” for NYS’ new criteria?”
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