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DISABILITIES NETWORK OF NEW
11th ILCHV was awarded an NYS grant totaling $150,000 to renovate our third
BUT in order to be able to spend the funding we need a 25%
match. So far we have raised over $13,000 towards the $50,000 match. If you
have not done so yet, please help us help people with disabilities realize
equal rights and independence by supporting ILCHVs expansion of services
and programs to the third floor.
Mail your donation to ILCHV, 15-17 Third
Street, Troy NY 12180 or donate on-line at:
Denise A. Figueroa
information on Events is @ Facebook
We want to thank everyone who made Annual Dessert
Spectacular, on May 1, 2013 possible.
Our 19th dessert spectacular was
successful and it was great to see so many people come out to show their
support! Thank you!!
pictures are posted on our Facebook Page
Our New Home:
15-17 Third Street,
Troy, N.Y. 12180
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Polio Survivors Support Group will meet the fourth
Friday of every month at 2:00 PM. So if you would like to meet, talk, or just
know that we are here, please come to the Independent Living Center of the
Hudson Valley, 15-17 Third Street, Troy, NY 12180. Some transportation
available - call 274-0701.
Capital District Coalition for Accessible Transportation
Improving transportation for people with disabilities
in the Capital District
When: Meetings are once every other month
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Where: Albany Public Library (Main Branch)
161 Washington Ave. , Albany, NY;
1st Floor, Large
For more information, please call 273-1110
here for details.
TRANSPORTATION, ADVOCACY AND
COALITION BUILDING IN THE CAPITAL DISTRICT. CLICK HERE
need to know to reduce your carbon footprint
York Relay Welcomes Captioned Telephone Service!
DO YOU NEED A
CONTACT THE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (PAS) FOR
AN APPOINTMENT, CALL AT 518-274-0701.
Click here for PAS Web
City Agrees on Access to Taxis for Disabled
BENJAMIN WEISER and MATT FLEGENHEIMER
Ending years of
acrimony, New York City has agreed to settle a major class-action lawsuit and
adopt regulations requiring that half of the citys more than 13,000
yellow cabs be accessible to people with disabilities within six years, a
person involved in the negotiations said on Thursday night. continued @
PAT'S PLACE DEDICATION CEREMONY CELEBRATED
Continuing His Legacy
On November 16, 2012 at 4pm, the Independent
Living Center of the Hudson Valley dedicated four programs- advocacy, arts,
education, and communication - to the late Patricio "Pat" Figueroa. The event
will began at 4pm with the presentation and dedication, followed by a reception
with light hors d'oveures, and a presentation by Warren Shaw, nationally
renowned writer and historian, about the history of disability rights in New
Read the Full Press
read about the
four programs @ Pat's Place
From the Albany Times Union, Wed
April 25, 2012
ALBANY The New York State Independent
Living Council has created the Pat Figueroa Sponsorships for young adults with
disabilities. The program honors Patricio "Pat" Figueroa Jr., an activist and
advocate who died April 3 at the age of 63.
more: @ timesunion.com
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It's Becoming Tougher To Be A Blind
Person In New York City
It's not easy being a blind New Yorker.
Recently, with the influx of both road and building construction, it's been
even more difficult for blind pedestrians to use their other senses to navigate
New York City, according to the New York Times.
Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen With
In the Inland Empire, an economically depressed region in
Southern California, President Obamas health care law is expected to
extend insurance coverage to more than 300,000 people by 2014. But coverage
will not necessarily translate into care: Local health experts doubt there will
be enough doctors to meet the areas needs. There are not enough now.
Do You Qualify for SafeLink Wireless?
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Independence Today issue pdf version.
- Disability Equity Still Passion for Dole
- Stutter's Challenge Not over Yet
By John M.
- It's Time for Term Limits
By Peter S. Kahrmann
- Constants Key in Handling Change
By Peter S.
- It's No Accident - Web Designer Uses Technology to Great Effect
By John M Williams
- Term Over, Bailey Still Fighting Injustice
- We Remember...
Adrienne Asch (Sept. 17, 1946 - Nov.
- Deaf Blind Tech Aide a Joy to Behold
- Federal Committee on Long-Term Care
Kicks Financing Issue
Down the Road
By Mike Ervin
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THE SEARCH FOR HOUSING MADE EASIER: THE NEW YORK STATE
HOUSING ACCESSABILITY REGISTRY FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
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