We want YOUR STORY in our media campaign. Are you “disabled enough” for NYS’ new criteria?

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?”

How YOU Can Help Us Stop Cuomo from Changing Eligibility Criteria for Home Care

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. We have been meeting with StateContinue reading “How YOU Can Help Us Stop Cuomo from Changing Eligibility Criteria for Home Care”

NATIONAL ADAPT ACTION: We need YOUR support

NATIONAL ACTION: A small group that is comfortable with traveling/COVID risk will be on the ground in DC this week. They are planning a demonstration to bring attention to the fact that our people are dying in institutions. Therefore, we are fighting to get included in the Covid relief bill: 1. Relief for our workers 2. Funding/emphasis onContinue reading “NATIONAL ADAPT ACTION: We need YOUR support”

#SAVECDPA TWITTER STORM Pt2: 9/17 @ 5:30PM

Last week we had a very successful Twitter Storm — thank you to all of those that participated! On the anniversary of the closing of Willowbrook, we want to continue the conversation by hosting another Twitter Storm to urge members of the health committees to reevaluate a bill that may send many of us into institutions or inContinue reading “#SAVECDPA TWITTER STORM Pt2: 9/17 @ 5:30PM”

DNY ADAPT’s Official Commentary to NYS Health Committees

September 14​ , 2020 To the Health Committees of the NYS Senate and Assembly: The Downstate New York Chapter of ADAPT has grave concerns regarding the recent Health Budget Law (​S. 7506-B; A. 9506-B​). ​We are writing not only to make you aware of our members’ concerns, but to request a meeting on Zoom with Senator Rivera,Continue reading “DNY ADAPT’s Official Commentary to NYS Health Committees”

DNY ADAPT’s Official Commentary to DOH Regarding PCS/CDPA Cuts and Changes

  Re: Proposed Amendment to 18 NYCRR § 505.14 and 18 NYCRR § 505.28 The Downstate New York chapter of ADAPT submits these comments in opposition to the proposed amendments to 18 NYCRR § 505.14, related to personal care services (“PCS”), and 18 NYCRR § 505.28, related to consumer directed personal assistance services (“CDPAS”), whichContinue reading “DNY ADAPT’s Official Commentary to DOH Regarding PCS/CDPA Cuts and Changes”

#SAVECDPA TWITTER STORM: 9/10 @ 5:30PM

New York State is yet again trying to make massive cuts and changes to home and community based services for the disabled. Personal Care Services (PCS) and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) are both forms of home attendant programs that allow disabled New Yorkers to live in the community, and are currently under threat. TheContinue reading “#SAVECDPA TWITTER STORM: 9/10 @ 5:30PM”

How to get featured on DNY ADAPT’s website

ADAPT has a lengthy history of organizing and protesting for the rights of disabled Americans– and we want your stories! Interested in having a photo or blog post featured on our site? Keep reading! Photographs Have any photographs from ADAPT events that you would like to see featured on our site? Want to send usContinue reading “How to get featured on DNY ADAPT’s website”

DNY ADAPT’s Summer 2020 Webinar Series: Proposed Changes to CDPA/PCS

The Department of Health’s proposed changes to home and community-based services may leave many disabled New Yorkers either without care or at whim of a system urging them into an institution. We have until September 14th to tell the DOH that this is unacceptable. In our webinars we will be going over what the proposed regulationsContinue reading “DNY ADAPT’s Summer 2020 Webinar Series: Proposed Changes to CDPA/PCS”

Welcome to Downstate NY ADAPT!

Welcome to our new website! We are very excited to expand our chapter across various counties of New York State, and officially transition from the Long Island chapter into the Downstate New York Chapter of ADAPT (DNY ADAPT). We have many exciting projects and website features to share with all of you, and we wouldContinue reading “Welcome to Downstate NY ADAPT!”