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October 11, 2013

(Albany, NY) - New York State released their long awaited Olmstead Plan. The release of this document comes after Governor Cuomo's 2012 commitment to implement the Surpreme Court's Olmstead decision, ensuring that all qualified people with disabilities are served in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. NYAIL attended the MISCC release meeting and is currently reviewing the Plan's content. 

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May 31, 2012

(Albany, NY) - On Thursday, May 31, over 100 people with disabilities will gather in the Capitol to put the Governor's disability agenda back on track. While the Administration is taking their message on the road, disability rights advocates are sending their message straight to the source.

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April 13, 2012

(Albany, NY) - Today, the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) joins disability groups across the country criticizing the Obama administration for its delay in releasing final rules implementing the Community First Choice (CFC) Option contained in the Affordable Care Act.

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April 9, 2012

(Albany, NY) - Governor Cuomo in January's State of the State message made a commitment to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision in New York, by ensuring that all qualified people with disabilities are served in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. Now is the time for the Cuomo administration to make plain the meaning of its commitment to implement Olmstead.

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January 4, 2012

(Albany, NY) - Disability rights advocates are applauding Governor Andrew Cuomo for making an historic commitment to the civil rights of people with disabilities and older New Yorkers in today's State of the State address. The 1999 Supreme Court Olmstead decision held that people with disabilities have the right to receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. New Yorkers with disabilities have been waiting more than a decade for Olmstead implementation. The Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council (MISCC), established in 2002 to bring governmental agencies together to work collaboratively on implementing the Olmstead decision, has failed to develop an Olmstead plan, as the enabling statute required. Today, Governor Cuomo made a commitment to develop an Olmstead Implementation Plan to guide the transition of individuals from institutional to community-based services, provide affordable and accessible housing, and promote employment of people with disabilities.

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