Issues: Developmental Disabilities

SENATE APPROVES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO ENSURE INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM RECEIVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TREATMENTS AND THERAPIES

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to ensure individuals with autism are able to receive insurance coverage for applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy as intended under New York State’s autism insurance reform law.

     The legislation is in response to regulations implemented by the New York State Department of Financial Services which have dramatically limited the number of ABA practitioners where individuals with autism can receive therapy which is covered by insurance.

June 17, 2013
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2013 Monroe County Special Olympics Track & Field Games

Today, I had the opportunity to join hundreds of participants and their families at the 2013 Monroe County Special Olympics Track and Field Games at Lebeau Field at Hilton High School. I would like to thank Hilton Central School District for hosting the event. A special thank you to those who have been involved in making this year's Special Olympics such a huge success! Everyone was a winner today!

May 31, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Room 816 LOB

June 5, 9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Room 816 LOB

 

 

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May 22, 9:33 AM - 9:39 AM
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Public Hearing: To look at the implementation and impact of the mental health requirements in the NY SAFE Act

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental DisabilitiesChair: Senator David CarlucciPublic Hearing: To look at the implementation and impact of the mental healthrequirements in the NY SAFE ActPlace: Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, New York, New YorkTime: 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.Contact: Sarah Bangs (518) 455-2991Media Contact: Jason Elan (845) 623-3627ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

May 31, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Room 816 LOB

May 8, 9:30 AM - 9:33 AM
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Roundtable Discussion with Service Providers for the Developmentally Disabled

I was pleased to welcome my colleague, Senator David Carlucci, to Syracuse on April 25 to participate in a roundtable with service providers for the developmentally disabled. Senator Carlucci serves as the Chairman of the Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee.

April 25, 2013
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator David Carlucci, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Room 816 LOB

April 24, 9:33 AM - 9:40 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & STAFF “LIGHT IT UP BLUE” IN SUPPORT OF AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and his staff recently “lit it up blue” to show their support for individuals affected by autism as part of Autism Awareness Month.

     Senator Fuschillo and his staff wore blue to work in support of “Light It Up Blue,” a global initiative organized by Autism Speaks to help kick off Autism Awareness Month. Individuals, businesses, communities, and iconic landmarks around the world “go blue” to help raise awareness about autism.

April 3, 2013
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Senator Hoylman Speaks on the Importance of Early Intervention

While speaking in support of State Cecilia Tkaczyk's resolution J.968, Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2013 as Autism Awareness Month in the State of New York, Senator Hoylman emphasized the importance of early intervention for young people with autism.

March 26, 2013
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March 14, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR CARLUCCI LAUNCHES ONLINE PETITION CALLING FOR FULL RESTORATION OF CUTS TO THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

With Time of the Essence, All New Yorkers Urged to Call on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Restore Cuts Before Agreeing to On-Time Budget

March 12, 2013
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Senate Passes 2013-14 Budget Resolution

The New York State Senate today approved a 2013-14 budget resolution, proposed by the Senate Majority Coalition, that focuses on helping businesses create new jobs, investing additional funds in education and transportation, providing mandate relief to local governments, and restoring proposed cuts to women’s health programs as well programs for the developmentally disabled.  The budget also includes a proposal for a permanent two-percent state spending cap.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Jeff Klein speaks on the Senate Budget Resolution in Senate Session - March 11, 2013 .

Senator Klein discusses the one house budget resolution on the floor of the Senate on Monday, March 11, 2013. This budget resolution was crafted by a bipartisan coalition.

March 11, 2013
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Tkaczyk, Parents and Advocates: Restore Funds for People with Developmental Disabilities

(Rotterdam, NY) State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, advocates, parents and service providers today called for additional funds to be included in the State budget to assist New Yorkers with developmental disabilities. Under current budget proposals, significant cuts would be made to these critical services.

March 11, 2013
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Senator O'Brien votes "yes" on tax relief for families, small business development

ALBANY, N.Y. – Today, Senator Ted O’Brien voted in favor of the Senate’s budget resolution, strongly supporting its calls for millions of dollars of tax relief for families, financial support for new, growing businesses and restoration of funding cuts for programs benefiting people with developmental disabilities.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Grisanti applauds majority leaders on restoration of $120 million in spending cuts for people with development disabilities

"I applaud both houses for restoring $120 million in spending cuts to the OPWDD, restoring these cuts will bring significant care to some of the most needy and vulnerable individuals who reside in New York."

Previous press release and letter from Senator Grisanti can be found by clicking here:

http://www.senatormarkgrisanti.com/?p=6004

March 10, 2013
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SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI APPLAUDS STATE SENATE FOR FULLY RESTORING $120 MILLION DOLLARS TO OPWDD IN ONE-HOUSE BUDGET AGREEMENT

"I applaud the Senate leadership today for agreeing to restore $120 million dollars in proposed spending cuts to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.  As I have said before, I believe that we cannot balance the budget on the backs of people with developmental disabilities, including the many agencies who provide critical care for our most vulnerable populations.  The Senate has acted wisely and I am hopeful that we can pass an on-time balanced budget that continues to fully fund these vital services."

March 8, 2013
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