- Synopsis: Latest disability news stories for New York State including health and medical related information and updates.
Useful Disability Resources in New York State
Disability Resource Clearinghouse
Connects people with disabilities, families and caregivers with links to dozens of state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations - NY Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.
Self Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS)
People with Developmental Disabilities Speaking Up for Ourselves - www.sanys.org
Albany Autism Society
The Albany Chapter of the Autism Society of America serves people living with Autism in the greater Capital District and their families - www.albanyautism.org/index.html
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation programs annually to more than 1100 people who are blind or visually impaired people in an eight county area of upstate New York (Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Fulton, Lewis, Montgomery, Jefferson and northern Otsego Counties) - www.cabvi.org
Brain Injury Association of New York State
Whatever the cause of the injury - combat-related traumatic brain injury, stroke, a brain tumor, blast injury, concussion, or an acquired brain injury from exposure to chemicals - the Brain Injury Association of New York State offers resources, information and support. - www.bianys.org
Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York
Our Mission is to advocate and provide direct services with and for individuals with cerebral palsy and other significant disabilities - www.cpofnys.org
Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN)
Our mission - and our passion - is to help their families navigate "the system" to secure the needed resources that will help their children reach their fullest potential - www.resourcesnyc.org
Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC)
The Center for Hearing and Communication (new name for the League for the Hard of Hearing) provides hearing health services to people of all ages who have a hearing loss - www.chchearing.org
Statistics: New York State Disability
- New Yorkers with disabilities were less likely than those without disabilities to report meeting recommended levels of physical activity.
- Recent evidence has shown that physical inactivity itself can be a primary cause of disability.
- An estimated 2,537,000 people in New York have a disability, or 14.6% of the population age 5 and over.
- An estimated 495,000 people, or 2.8% of the population 5 and over, have difficulty performing self-care activities, also known as Activities of Daily Living, such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home.
- According to the combined data from 2001 through 2003, nearly 2.7 million New York adults (19.0% of the non-institutionalized population) reported having a disability.
- The prevalence of disability among women (20.2%) was significantly higher than among men (17.7%).
- Disability prevalence increased with age, ranging from 9.9% among those aged 18-34 years to 42.7% among those aged 75 years and older.
Latest New York Publications
- Call For Congressional Approval of Bill for Much Needed Access to Critical Equipment
Rep. Zeldin joins with individuals with disabilities to call for congressional approval of his must pass bill for mch needed access to critical equipment.
- Deaths of Disabled Covered-Up in NYS - Demand for Federal Investigations
According to the Jonathan Carey Foundation a staggering numbers of deaths of people with disabilities in New York State are never criminally investigated and are being covered-up.
- New York Winter Heating Costs Higher This Year
New York residents heating bills show higher rates than last year around this time - and more compared to the rest of the nation.
- $625 in Home Energy Assistance for NY Households this Winter
New York households needing heating assistance money can apply for New Yorks Home Energy Assistance Program from November 17.
- $40 Million in Supportive Housing Awards for NY
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $40 million in funding for supportive housing projects to help homeless and low-income New Yorkers.
Full List of New York Documents (41 Items)