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We encourage everyone to get out and vote. The Mayor, City Council, Public Advocate, and Comptroller all have a say in our issues like curb cuts, poll site access, Access-A-Ride, subways, and buses. Let them know we are active, we vote, and we are watching what they say and do. If you have not registered…
Freeing the Data for New York State Public Benefit Applicants Image
“Medical Records” by CDC Global is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Written in collaboration with Erin Mackay of GetMyHealthData. Finally, some health care news worth celebrating. Last month, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill guaranteeing free access to medical records for people applying for government benefits or programs. This is an advocacy victory for all New Yorkers and people with disabilities. If you’ve tried it,…
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We are so pleased to welcome you to the new Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (or CIDNY) website! We hope that you will enjoy the new design and features. We think that it will make it easier to find the information that you are looking for. Site Navigation We have reorganized the content and…
Youth Transitions Program: Preparing for the Future Image
CIDNY’s youth transition program for youth with disabilities helps high school or college students plan their transition into adult life. We use the Next Step program, a six to nine week curriculum to teach students the soft skills needed for success. These include effective communication, managing a budget, and how to advocate for themselves as…
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