Issues: Disability

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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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, March 24, 2010 Room 804 LOB

March 24, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Special Olympics

I invite NYers to join me in signing this petition to end the use of the "R" word. It only takes a few moments:

http://nyso.org/spreadtheword.php

 

March 17, 2010
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SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL TO SHORTEN ELECTION-DAY SHIFTS FOR POLL WORKERS

Klein Bill Expands Opportunity for Seniors and the Physically Disabled to Participate in Democratic Process

ALBANY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed legislation to shorten work shifts for election-day poll workers. The bill (S1836) permits local Boards of Elections to hire election inspectors for half-day shifts, preventing fatigue and flexibility for workers whose shifts often start before the polls open at 6 AM and end after they close at 9 PM.

March 8, 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, March 10, 2010 Room 804 LOB

March 10, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Legislative Wrap-Up March 1, 2010: Senate Protects Crime/Fraud Victims And Provides Equal Justice And Emergency Care for New Yorkers

The Senate Majority passed a powerful package of bills enhancing civil protections, and providing for increased access to emergency care resources.

 

Today’s legislative package affords broad protections for New Yorkers by:

March 1, 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, February 24, 2010 Room 804 LOB

February 24, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10

Higher Education Education - Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities testimony, Albany, NY

January 27, 2010
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Senator Valesky Calls for Responsible Budget Action and Long-Term Solutions

ALBANY, N.Y.—Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) echoed the call for long-term budget solutions made by Governor Paterson during his Executive Budget presentation today.

January 20, 2010
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Independence and Productive Living Focus of Glens Falls Meeting

Senator Betty Little is pictured with Bill VanDenburg and his sisters, Vanessa Millis and Mary Sutliff, following a meeting in the senator's Glens Falls office.  The meeting, which was organized by Tim Place, President and CEO of Community, Work and Independence, Inc., focused on helping individuals strive to reach their potential to be productive and included members of their local community.  CWI is a not-for-profit community rehabilitation provider located in Glens Falls that offers a myriad of services to meet the needs of the medically frail, developmentally disabled, me

January 5, 2010
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2009 Mid Year Report on Receipts and Disbursements

November 5, 2009
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October Is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

EDMESTON, 10/21/09 -- Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today joined students and staff at Pathfinder Village in recognizing October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

October 22, 2009
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