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Advocacy Needed NOW

ACTION ALERT…FAMILIES CANNOT BE CAREGIVERS FOREVER!

On November 21st the Governor vetoed four bills representing critical issues to people with developmental disabilities and their families.  The vetoes were a disappointment but they represent a beginning rather than an ending. With the Governor’s budget proposal delivered, the vetoes represent an opportunity.   We need to reach out to the media, the public and, most importantly, with the Legislature and the Governor.  They need to address the exploding crisis faced by families because New York State has effectively stopped developing new supports and services for people with developmental disabilities who are living at home with aging family members.

Collaborating Organizations: NYSARC, DDAWNY, The Alliance, Cerebral Palsy Associations of NYS, IAC and Self-Advocacy Association of NYS

FAMILIES AND SELF-ADVOCATES: EMAIL GOV. CUOMO & YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND SHARE YOUR UNIQUE STORIES

·         Step 1 – Email Your Legislator

·         Step 2 – Email Governor Cuomo

·         Step 3 – Petition Governor Cuomo

·         Step 4 – Share Your Stories!

Send your stories through the link below so we can share them on this website and other social media sites to increase the public’s awareness of this important issue. Also, those who would like to submit a photo related to their stories are welcome to do so.

Sample letters, letters to the editor and other links available athttp://cqrcengage.com/nysarc/Families_Cannot_Be_Caregivers_Forever