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.

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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

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Presentation Description: 

Niagara University Disability Awareness Training has been granted from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Louisiana Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Nebraska Council on Developmental Disabilities to educate anyone involved in emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery as it pertains to individuals with disabilities and access and functional needs. NU has tailored a presentation that identifies the responsibilities of both emergency management personnel and disability advocates during an emergency. This program will introduce the four modules necessary for proper response that include Disability Awareness Training, the Americans with Disabilities Act specific to Emergency management, emergency plan content, and Inclusive Planning and Active Participation.

Topics discussed:

  • Disabilities Awareness specific to Emergency Management
  • Access and Functional Needs defined to include Universal Design
  • Understanding how the whole community concept is imperative to proper response to individuals with disabilities and how to involve them.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act relative to Emergency Management and response.
  • Community resources and other materials that assist Emergency Management in proper response
  • Disaster Preparedness and Planning
  • Inclusive Planning and Active Participation
  • NYS Core Advisory Group
  • COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities

Date: 12/2/2021 

Presenters: 

  • David Whalen, Project Director at Niagara University First/Emergency Responder Disability Awareness Training

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Presentation Recording: 

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Additional Materials: 

Planning Checklist for Rapid Emergency Response June K 2018

Your Very Personal Preparedness Inventory MARC

NFPA Evacuation Guide for Disabilities 2016

CIDNY NYC fails to address needs of disabled in emergency planning

Disability Specific Supplies for Emergency Kits

ROOTED In RIGHTS: Right to Rescued Documentary

Cooked Survival by Zip Code