Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.'s posts related to Disability

Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 LI to Discuss New Autism Insurance Reform Law

Senator Fuschillo appears on News 12 Long Island (11/1/11) to discuss his autism insurance reform legislation, which has been signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The new law will save families tens of thousands of dollars a year in out of pocket costs for autism treatment and therapies which many insurance companies refuse to cover.

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO: STATE LAUNCHES NEW ALERT SYSTEM FOR MISSING VULNERABLE ADULTS

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that New York State recently launched a statewide alert system to help locate vulnerable adults who go missing. The “Missing Adults Alert” system, which is similar to the national Amber Alert program for missing children, will help authorities quickly notify the public when someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other cognitive impairment goes missing. 

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SENATE PASSES SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO HELP CHILDREN WHOSE PARENTS ARE PHYSICALLY DISABLED

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the New York State Senate recently approved legislation he sponsors to help children whose parents have a physically limiting disability. The legislation (S738) would give school districts the authority to provide transportation for these children even if they live below the transportation mileage limit. 

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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

      Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he supported to protect individuals with developmental disabilities has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 

     The legislation allocates up to $90 million in funding for the State’s Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) nonprofit providers to cover any funding shortages that result from recommendations developed by the OPWDD work group. The OPWDD work group was created in response to reductions in federal aid funding to develop a cost savings plan without compromising the quality of care patients receive. 

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