NYAIL's Annual Spring Legislative Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st.  Plan to join us in Albany to advocate for New Yorkers with disabilities. For details, go here!

The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) released an interim Budget Report Card on Thursday, March 21, 2019. This update reflects the budget proposals released by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate.  

The report card lays out the policies which must be enacted, and the programs which must be funded, to ensure community integration for New Yorkers with disabilities. Those priorities include; increased funding for home modifications, increased wages for home care workers, increased funding for the statewide network of Independent Living Centers, and funding of the Office for the Advocate for People with Disabilities. The latter is an unfunded Executive Order signed by both Governor’s Mario and Andrew Cuomo. This office is needed to provide people with disabilities a voice in State government. The Senate included funding for it in their budget proposal.

To read the complete press release, click here


The Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) is working to help you quit smoking. 
Have you tried to quit smoking before without much success?  There are new resources available to aid you in your quest to be smoke-free.  

  • Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, nasal sprays)*
  • Prescription medications (Welbutrin, Chantix)*
  • In-person and online support*

*Many of these are FREE or are covered by your health insurance, including Medicaid!

CLICK HERE to download a brochure to assist in your quest to quit smoking.  

For more information please call the NYS Smokers' Quitline at 1-866-NY-QUITS (697-8487), or visit www.nysmokefree.com


If you are an Independent Living Center and would like further information, contact:

Jennifer Gallagher, Wellness Specialist
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley
(518) 274-0701