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December 16, 2013

(Albany, NY) - Representatives from leading statewide mental health advocacy groups joined in Albany today to express strong support for the Administration's proposal to reconfigure state mental health services by redeploying state staff to critically needed outpatient roles and reinvesting savings from facility downsizing to expand and improve locally focused mental health services and supports.... "These recommendations align with the State's recently released Olmstead Implementation Plan, providing specific action steps to transition people with disabilities out of segregated settings and into community settings," said Lindsay Miller, executive director of the New York Association on Independent Living.

Contact: Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS, 518-527-0564; Glenn Liebman, MHANYS, 518-360-7916

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October 11, 2013

(Albany, NY) - New York State released their long awaited Olmstead Plan. The release of this document comes after Governor Cuomo's 2012 commitment to implement the Surpreme Court's Olmstead decision, ensuring that all qualified people with disabilities are served in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. NYAIL attended the MISCC release meeting and is currently reviewing the Plan's content. 

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May 31, 2012

(Albany, NY) - On Thursday, May 31, over 100 people with disabilities will gather in the Capitol to put the Governor's disability agenda back on track. While the Administration is taking their message on the road, disability rights advocates are sending their message straight to the source.

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April 13, 2012

(Albany, NY) - Today, the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) joins disability groups across the country criticizing the Obama administration for its delay in releasing final rules implementing the Community First Choice (CFC) Option contained in the Affordable Care Act.

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April 9, 2012

(Albany, NY) - Governor Cuomo in January's State of the State message made a commitment to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision in New York, by ensuring that all qualified people with disabilities are served in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. Now is the time for the Cuomo administration to make plain the meaning of its commitment to implement Olmstead.

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