Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins introduced and passed a Legislative Resolution today, recognizing the hard work and achievements of the independent living movement on behalf of New Yorkers with disabilities. Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in New York State are part of a national network of centers that provide support, resources, and services to assist individuals in becoming as independent as possible. The introduction of the Resolution coincided with the passage of the Senate Democratic Majority’s comprehensive package of legislation providing New Yorkers with disabilities expanded access to polling places, transportation and medical equipment, as well as ending discriminatory practices in employment, housing and public services.
Individuals with disabilities often face discriminatory practices in many different parts of their lives; sometimes accessing public transportation is difficult or impossible, qualified individuals are often passed over for job openings, and tenants often have a greater challenge renting places to live...
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Mount Vernon Inquirer - (June 10, 2010)