March 22nd, 2021 In response to the Senate and the Assembly’s proposed 2021 New York State Budget, Downstate New York (DNY) ADAPT releases the following position statement. As we have previously submitted in written testimony to the Budget Hearings, DNY ADAPT supports the inclusion of A.226 Medicaid Global Cap repealer, S.5374/A.6329 Fair Wages bill, andContinue reading “DNY ADAPT 2021 NYS Budget Position Statement”
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?”
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 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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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