Issues: Developmental Disabilities

Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2012-2013 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic " Mental Hygiene "

Mental Hygiene

Hearing Room A

Assembly

Senate

  Felix Ortiz (Co-Chair)

Roy McDonald (Co-Chair)

Harvey Weisenberg

William Larkin

March 19, 4:00 PM - 4:22 PM
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March 14, 12:30 PM - 12:44 PM
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SENATE PASSES 2012-13 BUDGET RESOLUTION

Gallivan: “Senate Plan Cuts Taxes, Reforms Medicaid, Protects Seniors and Schools.”

The New York State Senate voted to approve its 2012-13 Senate Budget resolution, continuing its focus on state spending, job creation, and structural reform to government.

The Senate budget, at just under $132.5 billion, keeps the total state spending increase below two percent, and spends less than the Executive Budget. The budget closes a $2 billion budget deficit and builds on last year’s successes in putting the state’s fiscal house in order.

March 13, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 14, 9:30 AM - 9:47 AM
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2/29/2012: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Public Hearing

Topic: To solicit information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from combat.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs after a  person has experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a horrible, scary, or life threatening event that a person experiences personally. It is common for US military personnel and veterans to experience PTSD symptoms. These symptoms may include:

March 1, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 9:30 AM, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 7, 9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
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2/14/2012: NYS Legislative Joint Budget Hearing on Mental Hygiene

 

(Albany, New York) - On February 14, 2012 the New York State Senate held the Mental Hygiene budget hearing based on the Governor’s budget proposal. Testimony was heard from a myriad of individuals and organizations regarding the overall budget of Mental Hygiene, as well as specific provisions and actions within it.  The Office  of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) all received increases of 1% or less in their respective budgets. Yet, one of the main discussions during the hearing was about the closure of Kingsborough Psychiatric Center in Brooklyn.

February 17, 2012
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2/14/2012: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Budget Hearing

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: February 14, 2012Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

February 14, 2012
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Public Hearing: To solicit information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from combat

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Chair: Senator Roy J. McDonald
Sponsors: Senator Roy J. McDonald and Senator Lee M. Zeldin
Public Hearing: To solicit information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from combat
Place: Hamilton Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York
Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Contact: Sharon Carpinello (518) 455-2381
Media Contact: Mike Veitch (518) 455-2381
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

 

February 29, 10:00 AM - 1:18 PM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, January 23, 2012 Room 123 CAP

January 23, 11:00 AM - 11:03 AM
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Committee Meeting: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Senator Roy McDonald, Chair 11:00 AM, Monday, January 9, 2012 Room 123 CAP

January 9, 11:00 AM - 11:02 AM
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McDonald Announces Suicide Prevention Awareness Effort

January 5, 2012 - Senator Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) wants people to know that there are outlets to help them through difficult times and that suicide is preventable. One such outlet is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a toll-free telephone number that connects the caller to a certified crisis center near to where the call is placed.

January 5, 2012
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Community Comes Together to Help Family of Teens with Cerebral Palsy

Event held to celebrate renovation work being done to serve the needs of Depew family. DEPEW, N.Y. – Twin sisters Amber and Ashley Geary know what it’s like to overcome great adversity. Since birth, both girls have lived with cerebral palsy – a debilitating disease that has forced them to endure struggles, but has failed to deter their spirits.

December 7, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that legislation he sponsors to enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The new law will save families with autism tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover.

November 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO AND ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH ATTEND AUTISM WALK AT JONES BEACH

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick) recently attended Autism Speaks’ annual “Long Island Walk Now for Autism” at Jones Beach State Park. Over 30,000 people participated in the walk to raise money for research that aims to find a cure for autism spectrum disorders.

Senator Fuschillo thanked the walkers for their efforts and congratulated Merrick resident Michael Giangregorio, who served as Chairman of the Walk, on putting together a successful event. According to Autism Speaks, the walk raised over $1.3 million for autism research.

October 4, 2011
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State Senators Lee Zeldin, Roy McDonald, and Ken LaValle Host Autism Forum on Long Island

Central Islip, N.Y. – State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley), State Senator Roy J. McDonald (R- Saratoga), Chairman of the State Senate Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R, C, I- Port Jefferson) hosted an Autism and similar type developmental disabilities forum this past Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the Touro Law Center in Central Islip. Senator Zeldin, and his colleagues Senator McDonald and Senator LaValle, talked with and listened to experts, educators, service providers, individuals and their families on issues relating to autism and developmental disabilities.

September 15, 2011
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September 14, 2011
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