Shirley L. Huntley's posts related to Developmental Disabilities

1/27/2009: NYAPRS 11th Annual Legislative Day

Senator Huntley takes questions and addresses the crowd at the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) Annual Legislative Day held at The Hart Auditorium, The Egg (ESP)

Legislative Agendas:

1. Making Timothy's Law Permanent

2. Ending The Discrimination Against Parents with Psychiatric Disabilities

3. Promoting Community Integration for New Yorker with Disabilities

Featured Speakers:

3/24/2010: New law will increase punishments for caregivers who harm disabled and incompetent persons

In the photo (From left) Assemblymen James Tedisco and Tim Gordon, Michael Carey and Senator Shirley L. Huntley celebrate a new law that establishes felony offenses for endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person

Legislation that establishes felony offenses for endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person was signed into law by Gov. David A. Paterson last Wednesday.

Autism Awareness Month

2/24/2010: Senate Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Senate Standing Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Acting Chair

9:30 AM, Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Room 804, LOB

 

The Committee will consider the following nominations:

Todd L. Benham, as a Member of the Mental Health Services Council

6/10/2010: Majority Announces Passage of Legislative Package Expanding Opportunities For NY'ers with Disabilities

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.

3/9/2011: Mental Health Matters Advocacy Day

Speakers included Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair on Mental Hygiene, Senator Roy McDonald, Chair of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Ranking Member on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Assemblyman, Jeffrey Dinowitz Chair of Aging and Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hogan. Also, we will hear from other leading experts discussing significant mental health issues.

We will also have the wonderful mix of MHA members dedicated to community based mental health services, our grassroots colleagues from AFSP, our colleagues in the community as well as several high school students whose schools have been directly impacted by suicide completion.

Issues we will discuss include:

4/11/2011: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee

Confirmation of Courtney E. Burke as Commissioner of the New York State Office of People with Developmemtal Disabilities

New Fire Safety Plans for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: June 24, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**PRESS RELEASE**

New Fire Safety Plans for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

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