Issues: Developmental Disabilities

Senator Fuschillo Votes to Designate April as "Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month" in New York State

NYS Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. votes in favor of a legislative resolution designating April as "Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month" in New York State.

Senator Fuschillo was a sponsor of the resolution.

Text of the Legislative Resolution:

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York; and

March 27, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CO-SPONSORS RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2012 AS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In recognition of individuals diagnosed with autism, as well as their families and the dedicated professionals who work with them, State Senator Mike Nozzolio is helping to commemorate next month, April 2012, as Autism Awareness Month. Today, the State Senate adopted a legislative resolution co-sponsored by Senator Nozzolio recognizing this important month as a vital opportunity to learn more about the particular challenges that families affected by autism face.

March 27, 2012
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3/27/2012: Session

Senator Huntley speaking in support of this resolution:

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew  M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 2012, as Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month in the State of New York; and

WHEREAS, "Autism Spectrum Disorders", or ASDs, refers to neurobiological conditions including Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett's Synrome, and other pervasive developmental disorders; and

March 27, 2012
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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 26, 1:00 PM - 1:07 PM
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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 22, 12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
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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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