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Public Hearing: The future of sheltered workshops in New York State for families and individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator Robert OrttPublic Hearing: The future of sheltered workshops in New York State for families andindividuals with developmental and intellectual disabilitiesPlace: Center for Tomorrow, University of Buffalo, North Campus,119 John Beane Center, Buffalo, New YorkTime: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.Contact: Daniel Toomey (518) 455-2559Media Contact: Antoinette DelBel (518) 455-2024ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Robert Ortt, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Room 816 LOB

June 3, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Robert Ortt, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Room 816 LOB

May 13, 9:30 AM - 9:39 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities  Senator Robert Ortt, Chair  9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 29, 2015  Room 816 LOB

April 29, 9:30 AM - 9:36 AM
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March 19, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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Sen. Ortt Shares Concerns About Possible Psychiatric Merger

Sen. Ortt shared his concerns about moving children with mental health issues into the adult building at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Sen. Ortt’s viewpoints were highlighted on the Children’s Psychiatric Center of Western New York’s website. Read the Lockport Journal article by clicking on this link.

March 17, 2015
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March 16, 4:30 PM - 4:42 PM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Robert Ortt, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Room 816 LOB

March 11, 9:30 AM - 9:34 AM
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Ortt Seeks Mental Health, Disability Answers

Senator asks for transition plans during budget hearings

State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) today sought clarification from agencies overseeing mental health, developmental disability services, and substance abuse in New York State. As chairman of the Senate’s Mental Health and Developmental and Disabilities Committee, Ortt led a joint legislative budget hearing focusing on the programmatic and financial impact of the Governor’s proposed budget.

The hearing included testimony from executive agencies and community advocates. He began by addressing the state’s closure plans, specifically plans to close West Seneca Children’s Psychiatric Center and transfer the patients to Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital.

February 27, 2015
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February 27, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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