Senator George Maziarz recently attended a legislative luncheon co-hosted by Niagara Cerebral Palsy, Opportunities Unlimited, and Rivershore--Niagara County's three primary voluntary non-profit agencies. The focus of the discussion was the impact of Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget cuts on these agencies and the people they serve.
The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State have announced that they are presenting New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) with their prestigious Legislator of the Year Award for 2010 in late October. The Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State was founded in 1946 and serves as a multi-service organization to assist and provide vital services to the families of children with cerebral palsy. The award recognizes Padavan’s significant contributions through the legislative process that have resulted in increased independence, productivity or integration for people with cerebral palsy and other significant disabilities, or is a benefit to their families.
Senator Maziarz today spoke at the Remembrance Ceremony for Henrietta Magner, a founder of Opportunities Unlimited, who passed away last year. Mrs. Magner was chosen by Senator Maziarz as a NYS Senate Woman of Distinction in 2005. A memorial bench was dedicated in her honor.
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.
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.
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.
(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.