Advancing Access For People with Disabilities

Originally published in Hudson Valley Press on June 05, 2019.

The State Senate passed two bills sponsored by Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) to increase rights and access to services for those who live with physical disabilities.

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) said, “This legislation will touch the lives of and level the playing field for thousands of New Yorkers. Long overdue, we must re-open an agency-level advocacy office for the rights of people with disabilities so that people with physical hardships receive the services and support that enable them to make informed choices. I’ve long been advocating for this office since my time in the Assembly as it’s imperative that these individuals have somewhere in state government to go for assistance."