Video Description: New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) recently released new regulations, effective January 1, 2019, which update the definitions for what constitutes lobbying – including direct contact lobbying and grassroots activity - and the requirements for reporting. This webinar outlines what is a reportable lobby activity, if your ILC should be reporting, and how to go about doing so.

Date: 11/19/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by NYAIL’s Lobbyist, Kevin Cleary. Kevin has over 36 years’ experience in the workings of State Government in Albany, as a lobbyist, consultant, key legislative staff person, regulator and service provider.

Presentation Slides: Lobbying in New York State

 Webinar Recording: Overview of New York State’s Lobbying Law and Regulations


Video Description: This webinar provides details about the Disability Integration Act, a federal bill that, if passed, would create an absolute right for all people with disabilities to live in the community instead of being forced into institutional settings, such as nursing homes. Participants learn the specifics of the bill, and how this law would benefit people with disabilities by ensuring services and supports needed are provided in a person’s home.

Date: 7/10/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by Stephanie Woodward, the Director of Advocacy for the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) and a national organizer for ADAPT. Woodward helped draft this legislation, and will offer her expertise on the bill on this highly informative webinar.

Presentation Slides: The Disability Integration Act for NY 2018 (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Learn all about the Disability Integration Act Webinar 2018-07-10 

Webinar Transcript: DIA Webinar Transcript 2018-07-10 (PDF)


Video Description: The Open Doors Transition Center assists individuals in nursing homes who wish to return to the community. Suzanne de Beaumont, Project Director, will present information about the history and funding of the program, how Open Doors is structured, how referrals are made and the role of transition specialists. The relationship between PASRRs and Open Doors will be discussed. 

Date: 9/27/18

Author: Hosted by NYAIL, presented by Suzanne de Beaumont, Project Director. 

Presentation Slides: Transition Center & Peer Outreach and Referral Progam (PDF) 

Webinar Recording: Assisting Individuals Transitioning from Nursing Homes Webinar 2018-09-27