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Latest News

Learn all about the Disability Integration Act! Stephanie Woodward helped draft this legislation, and offers her expertise on the bill in this highly informative webinar. (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 Legislative Disability Priority Agenda [read more]

See our current Job Postings!  [view jobs]

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











Located throughout the state, NYAIL's member ILCs
serve any & all people with disabilities-
saving millions of dollars for the state of New York

ILCs are community-based nonprofits run by, and for people with disabilities.
We provide vital advocacy, services, and supports to individuals so that they can live fully
independent, integrated lives in their community.

For statistics and more information about the importance of ILCs,
see NYAIL’s 2018 Informational Flier
 [click here]

NYAIL's member organizations include Independent Living Centers located all throughout 
the state of New York. Services vary from center to center but generally include:
assistance with housing, education, employment, medical needs and personal
attendant services.

To view NYAIL's map of statewide ILCs, [click here]

To view NYAIL's map of statewide ILCs with contact information,[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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