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Check out NYSDOH’s at-a-glance report on MFP, highlighting the work of NYAIL’s Open Doors program! (view here)

For Immediate Release: The Disability Rights Community Calls on Congress to Extend Funding to Help People Leave Institutions and Move Back Home! (read more)

NYAIL’s 2018 ILC Informational Flier [view here]

NYAIL’s 2018 Legislative Disability Priority Agenda [read more]

See our current Job Postings!  [view jobs]

... Additional News Available in our News Archives [read more]











Disability Community Issues Report Card on the Budget,
State Gets an F

The disability community has issued a report card to New York State on the final Budget
and concludes that the State has failed people with disabilities. This year marks five years
since the release of the Governor’s Olmstead Plan, which outlined the State’s efforts to
make sure people had the supports and services they need to live independently and
integrated in the community. But instead of advancing those efforts through the Budget,
the State has turned back the clock on community integration by failing to fund vital
programs like Independent Living Centers, Access to Home, and by enacting Medicaid
changes which make it harder for people to leave institutions and live in the community.

To view the budget report card, click here: NYS Budget Impact on People with Disabilities

To view the Legislative report card, click here: Disability Rights Community 
2018 Legislative Report Card

To view the April 23, 2018 PRESS RELEASE, click here




NYAIL strengthens local independent living centers, serves as the foundation for a strong statewide network, and is a leader in the civil rights movement for all people with disabilities.

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Open Doors (MFP)

The New York Association on Independent Living, Inc. (NYAIL) is partnered with Independent Living Centers across the State to provide the Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center and Peer Outreach & Referral programs. This project, funded by the Department of Health as part of the federal MFP demonstration, is designed to help Medicaid eligible individuals living in nursing homes return to the community. It also assists individuals with developmental disabilities living in large group homes and institutions (Intermediate Care Facilities and Developmental Centers) transition to smaller community settings or more integrated community programs. Over 40 Transition Specialists located at ILCs across the state will be available to assist in transition planning. To ensure success, individuals who have already transitioned from institutional settings to the community will be available to provide in-person peer support to individuals and family members interested in the program.

For more information about the Open Doors (MFP) program, [click here]

For more information about the Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center, [click here].

For more information about the Peer Outreach & Referral program, [click here].

For Section Q referrals, [click here].

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