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NYDA is holding Workforce Press Conferences/Rallies across the state and we will hold the New York City event on Thursday, October 28th at 11am at 1780 Stillwell Ave. in the Bronx.

This ADAPT Community Network site has a large covered outdoor space with sound and plenty of parking.  Shuttle service from local subways is planned for people who will use public transportation (details to follow).

If you provide services in, or near the Bronx (or any other parts of NYC) and would like to participate by sending groups, suggesting speakers including DSPs, people receiving services from your agency, parents or family members, or if you would like to speak yourself, please get back to me at your earliest convenience.

We’ll be inviting all State and federal legislators representing New York City  - not just the Bronx.


Senators Mannion, Mayer & Lui Urge Governor to Sign Tuition Parity Bill


Link to Video of the NYS Senate Hearing on 9/14/2021 on Staffing Crisis in I/DD Services 


Link to Video of the August 4th Rally in Commack


Find out about the proposed Federal Better Care Better Jobs Act that will invest in HCBS programs.

Click here for details and tool for contacting your representatives in Washington. 


The Child Vaccine Perception Survey, prepared by the VaxFACTS DDNY project, is ready for distribution.

The information gathered through this survey will be used to support efforts to

combat vaccine hesitancy by providing people with the facts.

 Language choice of English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Bengali, or ASL presented upon opening survey.

If you have a child with a disability under 18, please take the survey.


OPWDD is seeking input for its Plan for Future Services - see details



Note: Change.org keeps all donations made on the NYCFAIR page