Presentation Description: 

Supported Decision Making (SDM) is now a well-recognized practice by which people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can make their own decisions with the support of trusted persons in their lives. SDM has been recognized by courts, and now by statute, as a “less restrictive alternative” to guardianship. Recently enacted Supported Decision-Making Agreement (SDMA) legislation will grant recognition to decisions made by persons with SDMAs that have been made through a recognized process of facilitation, preventing third parties from discriminating against them–or insisting that a guardian be appointed– because of their disability.


Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY) has spent the past 6 years developing SDM facilitation under grants from NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC), the Ford Foundation and others, and is now the recipient of a $4 million grant from the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to design and pilot a facilitation service delivery model that could be expanded to provide SDM facilitation statewide.

The presentation includes the SDMNY facilitation model, the new legislation, the pilot project, and how ILCs might be involved.

Date: 12/15/2022

Presenters:

  • Kristin Booth Glen, Director of SDMNY
  • Joan Cornachio, Associate Director of SDMNY

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Presentation Description: The Managed Long-Term Care Data Transparency Project makes public important data showing how New York State's Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care plans spend billions of Medicaid dollars to provide long-term care services that enable New Yorkers with disabilities of all ages to live safely in the community.

Nearly 300,000 New Yorkers depend on Medicaid home care services from Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC) plans. While New York State makes some MLTC data public, there is a huge gap that this project aims to fill by posting selected data from Managed Medicaid Cost and Operating Reports (MMCOR) Reports, obtained from 2017 and 2018 reports. The Managed Long-Term Care Data Transparency Project presents selected MMCOR data in four interactive, downloadable visualizations, with a fifth visualization showing changes over time in enrollment in each MLTC plan.

Date: 11/9/2022

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Presentation Description: Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is New York State’s Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP). DRNY is federally funded to provide free legal representation directly to people with disabilities and to monitor and investigate allegations of abuse and neglect. Jennifer Monthie, Legal Director, shares information about the P&A/CAP system, DRNY’s current priorities and services and, answer questions.

Date: 9/28/2022

Presenter:

  • Jennifer Monthie, Legal Director, Disability Rights New York

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Presentation Description: We're very pleased to welcome presenters Maureen Strainge and Madison Near from New York State's Commission for the Blind. A special introduction will be given by Maria Dibble, Executive Director of the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) and Julie Hovey, Associate Commissioner of the New York State Commission for the Blind.

This webinar cover the following topics:

• To share knowledge with you (and dispel misinformation):
• The history of braille
• What braille is and what it isn’t
• Common terminology and introduction to braille letters
• Who teaches braille and who are the students
• Everyday uses for braille
• To encourage you to share information about braille and making the decisions about pursuing braille instruction
• Share ways to “plant seeds” with potential learners

Date: 8/31/2022 

Presenters: 

  • Maureen Strainge, Instructor for the Blind, New York State Commission for the Blind.

  • Madison Near, Senior Vision Rehabilitation Instructor, New York State Commission for the Blind.

Presentation Recording: 

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Presentation Description: 

An overview of New York State Human Rights Law and filing complaints related to public accommodation (disability access). 

If you experienced discrimination as a customer or client of any establishment offering goods or services to the public (for example: stores, theatres, restaurants, transportation services, public buildings, salons, medical offices, day care services, parks, fitness and recreation facilities, etc., including any such facilities owned or operated by a governmental entity) you are covered by NYS Human Rights Law. 
 

Date: 5/25/2022 

Presenter: 

  •  John Herrion, Director of Disability Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights.

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Presentation Description: 

Michelle West, has served in marketing leadership roles in the Independent Living movement since January 2015. When she presented at the 2019 National Council on Independent Living's conference on the topic of marketing, person after person told her they didn’t have the marketing skills to get the word out about their services, let alone that their CIL even exists!
 

Date: 4/28/2022 

Presenter: 

  •  Michelle West, Founder and Principal, Aprosae.

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Video Description:  An overview of Person-Centered Planning Coaching for Transition Specialists.

Date:  4/14/2022

Author:  Lead presenter, Tami Loya, Education & Outreach Director of the Open Doors (MFP) Transition Center Project at NYAIL

Webinar Recording:  Person-Centered Planning Coaching webinar recording


Presentation Description: 

Kendra's Law is a New York State law concerning involuntary outpatient commitment also known as assisted outpatient treatment. It grants judges the authority to issue orders that require people who meet certain criteria to regularly undergo psychiatric treatment.
 
This webinar will provide an overview of the existing law, information on recently proposed expansions, and advocacy on alternatives to expansion. The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a leader in raising the issue of harmful effects, shortcomings in the law, and promoting effective alternatives.
 

Date: 3/24/2022 

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Presentation Description: 

This webinar covers the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) and the rights of residents in long term care facilities in New York State. Topics covered include a basic overview of LTCOP roles compared to the roles in NYS Department of Health; the rights of residents in long term care facilities, including the right to be discharged and rights in the process of discharge; and involuntary discharge, focusing on when a discharge plan is not fully in place to meet the needs of an individual.

Date: 2/23/2022 

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Presentation Description: 

DisDATA (Disability Data Advocates Taking Action) is a collaborative of researchers, disabled people, and advocates promoting disability data equity. Disabled people, particularly those in congregate settings, are made invisible through the lack of data collection and representation leading to a disability data inequity. DisDATA is building a network to connect advocates, researchers, and policy makers around the shared goal of improving access to and representation within disability data systems. This webinar is an opportunity to learn about how you can get involved in DisDATA and share experiences accessing and using data for advocacy. 

Date: 1/27/2022 

Presenters: 

  • Lillie Greiman, Project Director at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
  • Arin Leopold, Research Associate at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

Presentation Recording: 

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