Issues: Disability

September 15, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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VISIONS/Services for the Blind honor late Senator Thomas P. Morahan with street renaming ceremony

This past weekend, VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Rockland County, paid special tribute to Senator Thomas P. Morahan at their annual Lions sponsored Family Recognition Day by opening the event with renaming the road where there offices are located after the late State Senator. Senator Morahan was a strong supporter and advocate for people with disabilities. The late Senator proudly served as Chairman of the Mental Health and Developmentally Disabilities Committee. He had a strong track record of collaborating with the many community-based organizations in his district to help improve access and enhance services available to his constituents. CEO/Executive Director Nancy Miller of VISIONS had this to say regarding the ceremony: “ Senator Morahan was an inspiration and tireless advocate for people with disabilities. As a frequent visitor and a supporter of VISIONS Center on Blindness-VCB, we are thrilled to honor the Senator and his work with the street naming. Morahan Way at VCB honors his commitment, public service, passion and incredible efforts on behalf of people who are blind and people with multiple disabilities”. 

Assemblyman Zebrowski joins Stephen Powers, Counsel, to Senator Thomas P. Morahan at renaming ceremony.

August 4, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco and Sally Johnston Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of American Disability Awareness.

Senator DeFrancisco and Sally Johnston Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of American Disability Awareness.

July 27, 2010
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Majority Establishes Head Injury Awareness And Prevention Act

Creates programs to help in prevention and recognition of concussions

July 2, 2010
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Autism Insurance Bill, S7000-B: Requires that individual accident and health insurance policies shall provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

AUTISM BILL PASSES SENATE.

Requires that accident and health insurance policies shall provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder

For full text of the bill, please visit:

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S7000B

June 22, 2010
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6/10/2010: Majority Announces Passage of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For NY'ers with Disabilities

Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,

Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices

The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.

June 11, 2010
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State Senate Announces Expanded Opportunities for New Yorkers With Disabilities

State Senate Announces Expanded Opportunities for New Yorkers With Disabilities

June 11, 2010
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ADDABBO SETS METROCARD VAN FOR HOWARD BEACH & MIDDLE VILLAGE

WHEN: Wednesday, June 30 WHERE/TIME: Howard Beach Senior Center, 156-45 84th Street (10 AM – 12 Noon) & at St. Margaret's Golden Age Club (van parked in front of gym, just past church), 66-16 80th Street, Middle Village (1 - 3 PM) For the disabled and senior members of our community, it can be difficult to get around town. In an effort to provide more accessible service, New York City Transit has a mobile outreach program designed especially to serve their needs in their own communities. NYS Senator Joseph P.

June 30, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Breaking Barriers: Majority Announces Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For New Yorkers with Disabilities

(Albany, NY) The Senate Democratic Majority announced the passage of a comprehensive 9-point package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well outlawing discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.

June 10, 2010
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Breaking Barriers: Majority Announces Passage Of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For New Yorkers With Disabilities

Sweeping Legislation Improves Services For People With Disabilities,Puts An End To Discriminatory Practices

June 10, 2010
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Task Force on Government Efficiency Uncovers Excessive Overtime Spending In State Agencies

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District- D/WF) announced that the Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency has once again discovered excessive spending practices in State Agencies. The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency released a report that has found excessive waste within the State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD), recommending a $3.8 million reduction in overtime costs for the agency.

June 9, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Room 804 LOB

May 12, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Room 804 LOB

April 28, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Thomas P. Morahan, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Room 804 LOB

April 14, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senator Oppenheimer to Speak at Annual Autism Spectrum Information Fair

 

Senator Urges Awareness and Advocacy as part of Autism Awareness Month

Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) will speak at Navigating the Spectrum’s 4th Annual Autism Information Fair on Sunday, April 18th at the Westchester County Center.  The event is co-sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health.  

April 7, 2010
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