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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]

NYAIL’s 2018 Budget Priorities Letter to Governor Cuomo [read more]

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      Thanks so much to everyone for traveling from around the State and
    coming to Albany, making NYAIL’s 2018 Legislative Day a huge success! 

We had an excellent turnout, with over 300 people in attendance!

The day started out with a rally in the Well. NYAIL and CDPAANYS had many speakers.
The highlight was when the new Chair of the Assembly’s Task Force for People With
Disabilities, Assemblyman James Skoufis, addressed and energized the crowd.

In addition to advocating in support of increased IL funding and reactivating the Office for
the Advocate for People With Disabilities, we advocated in support of many vital programs,
including Access To Home, increased wages for home care workers, NY Connects, the
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and for early voting to be fully accessible.
We also advocated against a number of extremely harmful proposals to Medicaid Long
Term Care (MLTC). NYAIL had many productive visits with key staff and legislators
throughout the day. We know all of you did as well, and welcome your updates
from the day.

This is only the beginning! We will continue to advocate with the legislature to ensure
our priorities are included in their one house budget proposals, which are due out in
Stay tuned!

              Plan to attend NYAIL's second Legislative Day on Monday, April 23rd!




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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