Published: June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 was the 18th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Olmstead decision, which asserted the rights of people with disabilities to live and receive services in the most integrated setting. It was also the day the Senate unveiled their health care plan, which would make devastating cuts to Medicaid - the program that enables millions of people with disabilities to live and receive services in the community.

ADAPT, a national grassroots organization which engages in direct action to fight for the rights of people with disabilities, received national attention yesterday when they held a die in in Senator Mitch McConnell’s office. Congratulations to ADAPT advocates for an impeccably well timed action! Coverage of their protest was all over both social media and made national news. Thanks to ADAPT for bringing national attention to the devastating impact the AHCA’s cuts to Medicaid will have on people with disabilities.

Capitol Police took 50 protesters into custody after some of them removed themselves from their wheelchairs as part of the "die-in" demonstration.
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MSNBC covered the story, running footage throughout the afternoon and into the prime time news shows. Rachael Maddow covered the protest in detail, including the history of ADAPT and the disability rights movement.
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There is much, much more coverage. Search for the hashtag #ADAPTandRESIST on Twitter for more coverage.

ADAPTers are expecting to face significant legal costs as a result of yesterday’s action. They are seeking donations to help cover their costs, as well as future legal fees associated with their incredibly important work. Please consider donating and share this with your networks!


Published: March 7, 2017

Disability Advocates from Across the State Protest Governor Cuomo;
Charge He is “Turning the Clock Back” on Community Integration

(Albany, NY) - Disability advocates from across the State gathered at the Capitol today to express their anger that Governor Cuomo has broken his promises to them once again – threatening the ability for people with disabilities to live independently.
The advocates charged Governor Cuomo is “turning the clock back” by failing to take action on key budget and policy pledges he had already made to people with disabilities.

NYAIL CDPAANYS 3.7.17 Press Release
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Published: June 21, 2016

Disability rights advocates applaud the New York State legislature for passing multiple bills to allow people with disabilities to live safely in the community. The creation of a new class of home care worker, the Advanced Home Health Aide (AHHA) passed the legislature in the last days of session. Disability rights advocates have been promoting this bill for the past several years as it will allow many more individuals to leave nursing homes and other institutions and live safely in the community. The legislature also passed a bill A9303/S6943 to provide for a tax credit of up to $2,750 for seniors and people with disabilities to modify their homes to make it more accessible. In addition, people can access this credit when they include accessible features at the time of construction.

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