The DIA Events Page

Posted March 9, 2018
Produced by Edith Prentiss
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NYC Heat Season (10/01 – 05/31): 6 AM - 10 PM if less than 55 degrees F outside the inside temp must be 68 degrees F


*NEW 03/18  Board Noon -1 PM; DIA Meetings 1:30-4 PM (Selis Manor, 135 W 23 St, 6-7 Aves) 04/15, 05/27, 06/24, 07/15, 08/19, 09/23, 10/21 & 11/18  Inclement Weather: Cancellations will be announced on Saturdays 30 minutes after sundown and  718-261-3737; DIA hats & t-shirts! Shirts Medium - XXXL Hat or shirt $15, hat & shirt $25 Order & prepay @ any meeting to receive merchandise @ next meeting. 718-261-3737if you want to purchase DIA merchandise; DIA Dues: you can pay on the DIA web site by PayPal Your dues status is the date on your address label.  TLC’s Central Dispatch has been expanded to all 5 boroughs 646-599-9999 or 311


Disaster Survivors with Disabilities Hotline 800-626-4959 provides referrals for disaster assistance with: Disaster-related problem-solving; Evacuation strategies & issues; Shelter accessibility issues; Temporary housing strategies; Assistive device, DME and consumable medical supply referrals & Just-In-Time Disaster Response and Recovery Training- Web-Based and On-Site donations Disability Protection under the NYC Human Rights Law Have You Had Difficulty Paying For or Accessing Prescription Drugs? We Want to Hear From You


ABLE Newspaper:   Rice Helps Pass HR620: Advocates Mystified By Her Vote to Change ADA; RAISE Passes: Bipartisan Caregiver Bill Becomes Law; Empower Care Act: Legislation Would Extend ‘Money Follows the Person’; NYC Has ASL Service: Mayor Announces Video Tech For Deaf; TLC Launches: Accessible Dispatch Now In All 5 Boroughs;  Sports: Parks Update, Paralympics, Goalball & Basketball The DIA New Activist News includes the latest Event List  NYC disability service facilitators



On hiatus until 03/06 Tues 5:30-7:30 PM, Advocacy Training: Who is looking Out for Your Rights? (Axis Project, 1325 Fifth Ave, enter E 112 St) A joint project of Axis, Civic League & DIA


1st Wed 6-8 PM 6:45 (for legal consult) Offer a presentation on housing topics, followed by Q&A Lawyers will be available for free consultation with residents (Bilingue: Español). (Goddard Riverside 593 Columbus Ave, b/t 88-89 Sts)

3rd Wed  4 PM, ADAPT Disability Integration Act (DIA) Workgroup 605-472-5765 Code: 283693 focusing on helping activists advocate for ADAPT's signature legislation. 605-472-5765 questions Dawn Russell, Jennifer McPhail & Stephanie Woodward

Last Wed of the month 6-8 PM, CM Ydanis Rodriguez Constituent Service Night (Alianza Dominicana , 530 W 166 St floor 2) 917-521-2616

Fri CaringKind Social Work Services (MMCC, 3450 DeKalb Ave, Bx) individual & family counseling for those affected by Alzheimer’s or related disorders 2018 NY

1st Fri 1 PM, Civic League of the Disabled (ICS 25 Elm St, BK, Fulton-Livingstone)


SPORTS, RECREATION & YOGA: NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation 212-360-1430 or

Adaptive Hubs:

  1. Bx Rec Center, 1527 Jessup Ave, Bx; McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer St, Bklyn;

Gertrude Ederle Rec Center 232 W 60 St, Man:

Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave, Queens;

Greenbelt Rec Center, 501 Brielle Ave, Walcott -Rockland Aves, Sea View Hospital, SI)

You must be a NYC Park/Rec member to participate in NYC Parks programs 212-360-1430


Every Sun  1-2 PM, WC B Ball, NY Rolling Fury Youth (Gertrude Ederle Rec Ctr 232 W 60 St, W End -Amsterdam Aves)

Every Sun  2-3 PM, WC B Ball, Adult  (Gertrude Ederle Rec Ctr 232 W 6 St West End -Amsterdam Aves, Man.)

Every Tue  3:30-4:40 PM, Adaptive Yoga  (Burke Sports Center Gym, Main Campus) Seated class is modified to meet the participants’ needs and goals

Every Tue. 5-6:30 PM (02/05-03/18) Jan–Apr  5-6:30 PM, Hand Cycle Training Program (Burke Main Hospital – Ground Floor 2 West Gym (enter Main Hospital) Session 2 Mar-Apr 1-2x week This indoor program incorporates strength, flexibility & endurance training. You will be fitted to and trained to use a hand cycle in preparation for outdoor riding.

Every Tue  7-9 PM, WC B Ball, Axis Project Adult (348 E 54 St, 1-2 Aves, Man)

Every Tue  7:30-9:30 PM, WC B Ball, Adult (Al Oerter Rec Ctr, 131-40 Fowler Ave, College Point Blvd, Queens)

Every Wed  7:30-9:30 PM WC B Ball, Adult (W Bx Rec Ctr, 1527 Jessup Ave, 172 St & Cross Bx Expressway, Bronx)

Every Th  1:30-2:30 & 2:45-3:45 PM, Roll Call WC Dance (Brandywine Living, 70 Pinelawn Ave , Commack)

Every Th  6-7 PM, WC B Ball, Adult (E 54 Rec Ctr, 348 E 54 St, 1-2 Aves)

Every Th  6-8 PM, WC B Ball (St. Mary’s Rec Ctr, 450 St. Ann’s Ave, Bx) All ages & abilities Rodolfo Guevara 212-360-3341 or

Every Sat  10:30-12:15 PM, Goalball for athletes who are blind / low vision (Chelsea Rec Ctr, 430 W 25 St, 9-10 Aves)

Every Sat   2-6 PM, Table Tennis (Burke Sports Center Gym, Main Campus) Required registration form can be completed at the practice–no experience necessary. All ages and abilities!


COMPUTER CLASSES ETC FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (Tech KIDs Unlimited Financial aid application) /


03/11 3:30-6:30 PM, Update a Website (Ages 14-21)  (2 MetroTech Center, Bk) $75, Update a website for a nonprofit organization, The Fostering Connection. Workshop type: Client / Skills: WordPress, HTML/CSS, UX, Graphic Design

03/11  3:30-6:30 PM, T3 Hackathon 2018: Stand Up For the Internet: A Hackathon on Digital Citizenship, Net Neutrality, and Privacy  (2 MetroTech Center, Bk) $55


*NEW 03/25  11:30-4:30 PM, What is a TKU Hackathon? For 14-21 (2 MetroTech Center, BK) Hackathons provide a venue for critical thinking, creativity, and self-expression through technology. We will be ‘hacking on’ projects which help make sense of what it means to be a good digital citizen and how we can help make the Internet a safer space that is accessible to all! Tickets $20, deadline midnight 03/23



Due Date 03/30  WIOA requires a 2 yr modification of the NYS Combined Plan  to provide the core programs an opportunity to update the Plan to reflect changes in labor market and economic conditions; State law or policy; the Statewide vision and goals; or other factors affecting implementation of the Plan. The core programs reviewed and modified the State Plan, and must provide an opportunity for public comment prior to submission to the federal government. Comments must be submitted via email to  with the subject line “WIOA Combined State Plan Modification Comments.”


Due Date ~ 04/07 Mental Health Education in Schools Draft Regulations Comments or



DRA: Access to Wheelchair-Accessible Uber Vehicles in NYC DRA is investigating complaints about access to Uber for individuals who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles in NYC. They would greatly appreciate speaking with you if you have a disability that requires you to use wheelchair-accessible vehicles and you would like to use Uber’s transportation services. We would like to speak with individuals who do not have Uber accounts but are interested in using Uber, as well as individuals who have used Uber before. Laurel Ackerson, 212-644-8644 or


DRA is investigating problems students and family members who use mobility aids or have other disabilities participate fully in NYC’s schools. DRA’s goal is to advocate for solutions to help make schools usable for everyone as required by law. You can help improve NYC’s schools by sharing your family’s experiences. Seth Packrone 212-644-8644


NYLPI: Have you recently needed an Accommodation @ a Courthouse? Did you have difficulties finding / using an accessible entrance; did staff suggesting that you don’t need to or can’t serve on juries; inaccessible bathrooms, offices (clerk’s office, information center),courtrooms (lack of accessible seating, jury boxes, witness boxes, routes, etc); Problem getting information about accommodations (lack of knowledge by staff; lack of or unclear signage Maureen Belluscio 212-244-4664, Ext. 312, or


NYLPI - Do you put off visiting your doctor or medical services because they do not have accessible equipment or facilities? Outdated machinery & inaccessible healthcare facilities create barriers that prevent patients WDs from accessing the care they require. NYLPI wants to hear from you if you have experienced difficulties in accessing healthcare. NYLPI may be able to help you obtain accessible healthcare. or 212-244-4664 (voice) or 212-244-3692 (TTY)



Until 09/03 Sun & Weds, Access+Ability (Cooper Hewitt, 2 E 91 St) features over 70 innovative designs developed in the last decade. From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, the exhibition explores how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable.


03/09-18, 2018 Paralympics (Korea)

*NEW Until 03/31, Free Our People Film Contest (screening – Rochester) seeking films on institutional bias!


Until 04/02, Customized Employment Webinar


Until 03/14, ReelAbilities Film Festival NYC Disabilities Film Festival (JCC, 334 Amsterdam Ave, 76 St)

04/13, 05/04, & 06/15 10:30-11:30 AM, For Visitors with Memory Loss We Sing! at CaringKind (360 Lexington Ave)


03/10 – 13, Youth Power NY Institute for Self Advocacy age requirement 21+ , (Hilton Garden Inn, Troy) Graduates will move onto the Emerging Leaders Network


*NEW 03/23 – 06/02 performances 9/09 &10, Say Confident Voices Mentor Project or 646-868-9819


04/04-07 Youth Power's NY 2018 Western Region Youth (14-24) Leadership Forum & Foundations for Leadership! (Adam’s Mark Hotel & Event Center, Buffalo) two great opportunities available for youth & parent/caregivers in the Western Region! We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Western Region Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) and accompanying Foundations for Leadership parent/caregiver workshop series: Youth & parent/caregivers don’t need to both attend both. Application   deadline 03/11

*NEW Aug & Sept, Call for disabled artists who address disability in their work, all mediums except for 3D, for the exhibition Artists Undeterred (Pride Center, SI) Please send high resolution JPEGs, artist statement, resume/CV or bio, with your contact information. Dimensions up to 30 x 40; video up to 5 minutes.



03/10  11-1 PM, Met: Seeing Through Drawing for visitors who are blind or have limited vision (1000 Fifth Ave) Be inspired by the Museum's collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art. All programs are free; reservations are required. 212-650-2010 or


03/11  11-12:30 PM, Discoveries for individuals (5-17) & 2-3:30 (18+) with DD, LD & ASD—Natural Wonders (MET, Uris Center for Educ, 1000 Fifth Ave) Free; reservations are required.

*NEW 03/11  1-4 PM, ArtAccess Open Art Studio for Independent Artists (18+) with Disabilities (Queens Museum, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Longer studio session allows for in depth work on individual projects. Registration is required


*NEW 03/12 10-noon  Free workshop: Working with employees with autism spectrum disorder (Grad Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Ave) Registration required, photo ID needed to enter building, no or 718-436-7979 EXT. 704

03/12 1-3 PM, FTA Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters Learn how to prepare for the effects of a natural disaster or event, recover quickly, and return rapidly to providing the services that customers rely on to meet their travel needs

Cancelled 03/12 3 PM, Court – Sidewalk Case

03/12  6-8 PM, Lower East Side Tenement Museum ASL Irish Outsiders Tour (103 Orchard St, Delaney St)  FREE reservations required:, or 877-975-3786

03/12 6-8 PM, Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program (YAI 460 W 34 St, floor 6) RSVP: Sarah Mills, 212-273-6194 or


03/13  2018 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala (Washington, DC)

*NEW 03/13  4-5:30 PM, Effective communication strategies to facilitate advocacy and self-determination (Bk Transition &  College Access Center (TCAC), Boys and Girls HS, #G170, 1700 Fulton St., BK),  Register


03/14  8-4 PM, Mental Health Matters Legislative Day (Albany) John Richter, 518-434-0439, ext. 229

*NEW 03/14 10 AM, City Planning Commission: Broad St Subway J/Z Elevators (120 Broadway, Concourse level)

03/14 1:30-3 PM, Access Board (Access Board Conf, 1331 F St, NW, #800, Wash DC) Agenda: election of Board officers & other activities 2:45-3 PM public comment period. Those interested in making comments in person or by phone email to Rose Bunales with “Access Board - Public Comment" in the subject line & include your name, organization, state, & topic of your comment in the body of the Pls don’t wear perfume, cologne, or other fragrances.

03/14  1:45-4 PM, Mind’s Eye, a Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision: Danh Vo: Take My Breath Away (Guggenheim, ) Works that address sweeping cultural and political themes through intimate, personal narratives. This exploration will be conducted in verbal description, conversation, and with sensory methods. Free, RSVP required by 03/07 or 212 360 4355

03/14  3-4 PM, Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program Community of Practice Monthly Webinar: Self Employment

03/14 4-6 PM, Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program (450 19 St, Park Slope) RSVP: Anna Quinones-Brown at 347-682-1965 or

*NEW 03/14  6:30-8:30 PM, CB10 M, Town Hall: Police-Community Relations in Harlem (AC Powell SOB, Art Gallery, 163 W 125 St) accessibility, or language interpretation assistance

03/14  6:30-8:30 PM, Approaches to Access for the Higher Ed Classroom (CUNY Grad, Rm C205 34 St b/t 5th-Madison Aves) Co-led by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Museum Access Consortium, this workshop offers higher-education instructors immediately-applicable tips and long-term strategies to help facilitate accessible classroom learning environments that accommodate students’ diverse needs


03/15 8:30 AM, Crain's 2018 Arts & Culture Breakfast: Beyond the Usual Suspects - Finding Funds from Nontraditional Sources (Con Edison Conference Center, 4 Irving Place, 14 St)

*NEW 03/15  noon, Learn about credit and affordable loans for purchasing items like hearing aids, business equipment, Smartphones and apps, modified vehicles, recreational equipment, standing wheelchairs and vision wear. Are you short on money? Do you want to develop or improve your credit? Do you need a loan to purchase something to help you? Nat’l Disability Institute offers an information session for residents of NYC & NJ with disabilities. CART Questions, Laurie Schaller 202 449.9521


03/15  2-3:30 PM, The Met: Access Program for Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas (current exhibition)

03/15  4-6 PM, Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program (1315 Loomis St, Bx), RSVP: Anna Quinones-Brown, 347-682-1965 or

03/16  9-11 AM, Alternative Payment Models: Achieving the Next Level of Performance (Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325, Wash DC) RSVP:

03/16  10–11:30 am, Whitney, Access Verbal Description and Touch Tour For People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision : Zoe Leonard: Survey (99 Gansevoort St ) reservations required or 212 671-1823


03/17  10-11 AM, Sights & Sounds @ the Cloisters: Traveling (Ft Tryon Park, The Cloisters, Main Hall) Free, but reservations are required

03/17  CM Helen Rosenthal’s Civic 101 - continuing conversation on civic engagement (St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdan Ave)  covering the state of affairs in local politics and how residents can engage in civic activism.

03/17 noon-4 PM, CB 9 Bx Mental Health & Disabilities Health Fair: Get Involved With Your Community (Sotomayor Center, 1000 Rosedale Ave, Bx) To participate 718-823-3034 (you must bring your own table)


03/18  Board Noon -1 PM; DIA Meetings 1:30-4 PM (Selis Manor, 135 W 23 St, 6-7 Aves) 04/15, 05/27, 06/24, 07/15, 08/19, 09/23, 10/21 & 11/18  Inclement Weather: Cancellations will be announced on Saturdays 30 minutes after sundown on our web site and answering machine 718-261-3737; DIA hats & t-shirts! Shirts Medium - XXXL Hat or shirt $15, hat & shirt $25 Order & prepay @ any meeting to receive merchandise @ next meeting. 718-261-3737 please call if you want to purchase DIA merchandise; DIA Dues: you can pay on the DIA web site by PayPal Your dues status is the date on your address label.


*NEW 03/20  10-11 AM, NY StateWide Senior Action Council Telephone Teach In: "Preparing for and Recovering from Disasters: What Older Persons and Caregivers Need to Know Register 800-333-4374 712-832-8300 Password: 6258645

*NEW 03/20  6-8 PM, Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program (HeartShare, 66 Boerum Place, Lower Level off Atlantic Ave), Downtown Bk RSVP: Mary Scheulen, 718-422-3277 or

*NEW 03/21  2 PM, Social Security Reconsideration Appeals

*NEW 03/21 noon-1:30 PM, ADA Legal Series Disability Harassment in the Workplace:


*NEW 03/21  8-3 PM,  Gender Parity Summit (Manny Cantor Center, 197 E Broadway) Focuses  This event will focus on the latest research and strategies on how to grow the next generation of leaders and change agents - women and men - on gender parity. Tickets


*NEW 03/26  6-8 PM, LINK20 Workshop: How to Better Engage your Audiences (JDC, 220 E 42nd St, 42 St) Dinner will be served RSVP (include accommodations or food allergies) Meir Zimmerman, Link20 Coordinator


*NEW 03/27  2-8 PM, Nursing Home-to-Community Transitions: Success through Collaborative Advocacy In the past decade, over 75,000 individuals have transitioned from a nursing home back to the community through the Money Follows the Person program. Individuals who return to the community report significant and lasting improvements to quality of life. Presenters will explore the barriers & legal issues that attorneys & Long-Term Care Ombudsmen (LTCO) confront when assisting clients with this transition.

*NEW 03/27 11:30 1:30 PM Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program (Lifespire, 162-10 Jamaica Ave, 7th Floor, Jamaica, enter 92-31 Union Hall St) RSVP: Anna Quinones-Brown, 347-682-1965 or
*NEW 03/27  1-2:30 PM, Section 508 Best Practice: Accessibility of Electronic  Content

*NEW 03/27  5-7 PM, Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program Lifespire, 309 E 94 St, Fl 4) RSVP: Anna Quinones-Brown, 347-682-1965 or
*NEW 03/27 6-8 PM, Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program (HeartShare, 159-09 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows) (some parking on-site) RSVP: Mary Scheulen, 718-422-3277 or


*NEW 03/28 4-6 PM, Lifespire, 930 Willowbrook Rd, Building #16C, SI) RSVP: Anna Quinones-Brown, 347-682-1965 or


*NEW 03/29 noon-2 PM, Changes to NYS’s Medicaid Service Coordination program (Lifespire,  2435 Harway Ave, Bk) RSVP: Anna Quinones-Brown, 347-682-1965 or

*NEW 04/04 6-8 PM 6:45 (bilingual legal consult) Housing Clinic: Eviction prevention: Residency challenges, 05/04 Clutter, Unapproved Alterations, Overcrowding, and Nuisances (Goddard Riverside 593 Columbus Ave, b/t 88-89 Sts) 

*NEW 04/05  11-2 PM (rain date 04/06), City Access NY SI's Beeping Egg Hunt (Commons Café to Teleport Dr., SI) Eggs beep, allowing the blind and visually impaired to participate! Sighted participants have the option of being blindfolded. Register Ilene Rosen or 718-982-8380. Access Questions Holly Bonner, or 347-257-9402

*NEW 04/06  9-5 PM, Cultural Organization Professionals: (MOMA, 4 W 54 St)  

*NEW 04/07  10-1:30 PM, Supporting Transitions Symposium: Adults with Developmental Disabilities (The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave)

*NEW 04/07  6-8 PM, Councilmember Rosenthal Monthly Housing Clinic Series:“When the landlord wants you to go: General Harassment, Construction as Harassment, and Buyouts (Goddard Riverside, 593 Columbus Ave 88 St) to RSVP or for information on the bill.

*NEW 04/10  7-9 PM, Health Coverage for All NYers Is Within Reach! (Goddard Riverside, 593 Columbus Ave, 88 St) Assemblyman Dick Gottfried


*NEW 04/14  11-1 PM, Met: Seeing Through Drawing (1000 Fifth Ave) Be inspired by the Museum's collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art. All programs are free; reservations are required. 212-650-2010 or

*NEW 04/14  Board Noon -1 PM; DIA Meetings 1:30-4 PM (Selis Manor, 135 W 23 St, 6-7 Aves) 05/27, 06/24, 07/15, 08/19, 09/23, 10/21 & 11/18  Inclement Weather: Cancellations will be announced on Saturdays 30 minutes after sundown and  718-261-3737; DIA hats & t-shirts! Shirts Medium - XXXL Hat or shirt $15, hat & shirt $25 Order & prepay @ any meeting to receive merchandise @ next meeting. 718-261-3737if you want to purchase DIA merchandise; DIA Dues: you can pay on the DIA web site by PayPal Your dues status is the date on your address label.

*NEW 04/14  4-6 PM, Whitney Signs (ASL): Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables (99 Gansevoort St, Floor 7) reservations required or 212 671-1823 No ASL students



Braille Booklets for Subway to make wayfinding and transit more accessible! Subway trains and stations are full of signs that help riders know where they are and where they're going. This signage is not always useful to people who are blind or visually impaired. Antonio Guimaraes is creating braille booklets listing the lines and stations for subways and is seeking feedback from braille readers. The subway booklets include a list of lines and stations, plus transfer points along the way. or 212- 621-0627


FAA Updates Guidance on Airport Accessibility   The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its guidance on airport accessibility to address relief areas for service animals and other topics. The revised Advisory Circular on Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities includes requirements and recommendations on service animal relief areas and lists advocacy and other organizations that can be consulted when installing them. It also provides guidance on accessible communications tools and signage, vehicle and transportation systems, aircraft and air carrier facilities, and boarding assistance. The circular explains requirements airport operators have under the ADA, the Air Carrier Access Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Architectural Barriers Act. Visit the FAA's website for further information. A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities To assist students & youth with disabilities to achieve post-school and career goals.  Access Denied captures the heart of the accessible taxi landscape through the eyes of a wheelchair user.  Disability Language Style Guide National Center on Disability and Journalism - is intended for journalists, communication professionals, and members of the general public who are seeking the appropriate and accurate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities. Accessible Shared Streets: Notable Practices and Considerations for Accommodating Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities Playlist (10 talks) Designing for disability Good design -- and smart technology -- should fuel inclusivity. These talks show how tech and design can empower Bx DD Council Family Support Guide  Introducing WID E3 It is an online resource to assist those serving youth/adults WDs and their supporters with information, strategies, and techniques that will help to increase the potential of youth/adults WDs for work and economic participation. WID E3 addresses the often overlooked roadblocks to full inclusion and equity. Focus on 5 key subjects & strategies: Disability and Employment Empowerment; Benefits & Work Incentives; Economic Inclusion; Career ACCESS Initiative; & ABLE 101 Palliative Care in NYS has just been updated. It provides important and relevant information about palliative and end of life care and advance care planning for patients and their loved ones, as well as for health care professionals. It contains over 50 answers to common questions that are asked. Specific information is provided on general health care rights, palliative care, the Palliative Care Access Act, the Palliative Care Information Act, hospice, and advance care planning & a resource list



Deadline 03/16  The NYC Summer Youth (14-24) Employment Program (SYEP) is accepting applications for Summer, 2018!


Deadline 03/31 The National Federation of the Blind offers 30 scholarships annually to blind and visually impaired students ranging $3000-$12,000. Any legally blind, full-time college or graduate student may apply, as well as graduating high school seniors who will be attending college full-time in the fall of 2018. Check out the link below for eligibility information and to apply VISIONS Services is looking for a FT Senior Technology Instructor in Manhattan. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year teaching experience. Interested and qualified individuals will be provide a complete job description. Mike Joseph  The Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program is looking for 11th graders, who reside in NYC. The HS Division Program encourages diverse and underrepresented high school students from communities among the five New York City boroughs to pursue careers in the law


NYCEM  Job Opening Emergency Preparedness Specialist M-F  9-5 PM salary range of $62,000-$68,000 in the division of Planning and Preparedness-Human Services (165 Cadman Plaza East Brooklyn, NY 11201. Lead the post-disaster housing recovery planning for NYC Create operational protocols, coordinate temporary housing models, and lead coalitions. Create a plan for housing recovery after a disaster within the city. To Apply: Current City Employees: via Employee Self-Service (ESS). Go to Recruiting Activities>Careers and search JOB ID# 315449 / Non-City Employees/External Candidates:via NYC Careers. Go to and search JOB ID# 315449


NYSILC supported leadership opportunities for young adults with disabilities through the Patricio “Pat” Figueroa Scholarship awards young adults (ages 18-28) up to $250 to attend conferences, training seminars, and other events to enhance their leadership abilities. The funding is aimed to help defray the cost of travel, food, and other out of pocket expenses. Award recipients are asked to provide two items: documentation via a reimbursement form and completion of a follow up survey summarizing their experience. The council makes decisions on a first-come, first-served basis, while attempting to maximize resources. Decisions also stem from a cost and need basis of the applicant. Brad Williams or 518-427-1060


Deadline 05/01, Artists Undeterred (Pride Center of SI, 25 Victory Blvd, SI) Call for disabled artists who address disability in their  work.. Send high resolution JPEGs, artist statement, resume/CV or bio, with contact information. All mediums except 3D. Dimensions up to 30 x 40; video up to 5 minutes. Emergency Snow Laborers $15/hr  & $22.5 after 40 hrs /wk remove snow/ice from bus stops step streets, and other locations


Volunteers or 212-621-0627 Heiskell Braille Library is seeking volunteer peer technology coaches. include in your email the skills you will bring to the program for example screen readers, magnification, Braille, Android, IOS,  Mac, design, voice assistants. NYS planning group leads the way in planning regional youth leadership forums. Youth & young adults WDs (14-24) will help design and carry out forums, beginning in the Capital District. Meetings 1-2 times per month AAPD Career Center is a tool for job-seekers WDs to search for employment opportunities & a place for employers to post jobs and connect with potential employees WDs Feedback Survey


CALL TO ACTION  Petition to Gov Cuomo to save ICS Questions Sharifa Abuhamda


02/01 Call in for Empower Care Act  (S2227) extends & improves Money Follows the Person getting PWDs & Srs out of nursing homes & back to their communities.  Sen 202-224-3121 TTY 202-224-3091 a petition calling on Google maps to be accessible. (Years ago, we reached out to Google about Google Transit which also lack accessible info which the MTA used on their website!) Urge Congress to Extend Money Follow the people. 


Please Sign Petition for Disability (DD & ID) Housing!


Disability Integration Act, HR 2472 / S 910. Contact your Senator & Representative, urge them to cosponsor this bipartisan, bicameral legislation To sign on, they would need to contact Amy Bos in Representative Sensenbrenner's office. Here's a link to the letter he sent inviting cosponsors: Sign on;jsessionid=1078AD28849FE3D8DC50D80F076C72 2B.app234b?pagename=SD_Grassroots_Advocacy_Petition_Page&utm_source=email&utm_medi um=advocacy_professionals&utm_content=stop-diabetes-insulin-2-lnk&utm_campaign=ADV & ew-yorkers-with-disabilities-c3e14a93-cc9c-4d6e-ae5a-694c83664217s_src=email_advocacy_professionals&s_subsrc=stop-diabetes-insulin-2-lnk Call on Congress to hold hearings with all entities in the insulin supply chain to identify the reasons for the dramatic increases in insulin prices and to take action to ensure that all people who use insulin have affordable access to the insulin they need.  Congress must protect people with disabilities and pass H.R. 3730 to exempt complex rehab manual wheelchair components from Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program. These important components are used by a population of people with significant disabilities such as ALS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury, who depend on appropriate components, repairs and adjustments in order to maintain their mobility and independence. Help Stop Attacks on the ADA! HR 620 would give businesses that have denied us access for over 26 years additional time to comply with the ADA, while removing any incentive for businesses to come into compliance before receiving a notification. These businesses will face no consequences for their years of discrimination.



Research Study of Depression in Older Adults Weill Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry is conducting a therapy research study for depressed individuals 60 years and older. Eligible participants will receive nine weekly free sessions with a social worker Eve Root, at 914-997-4059. 24-week behavioral study for children with autism, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Disability Rights NY want you to know your rights to accessible retail establishments. If you represent a business & would like to learn more about the ADA & accessibility requirements: AAPD survey for people who require accessible parking, and/or have disabled placard or license plates, takes about 10 minutes and will have a major effect on policies related to parking for PWDs CIDNY's AAR Survey

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