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  • Synopsis: Last Updated: 2016-11-18 - Latest disability news stories for New York State including health and medical related information and updates

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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

  1. Call For Congressional Approval of Bill for Much Needed Access to Critical Equipment
  2. Deaths of Disabled Covered-Up in NYS - Demand for Federal Investigations
  3. New York Winter Heating Costs Higher This Year
  4. $625 in Home Energy Assistance for NY Households this Winter
  5. $40 Million in Supportive Housing Awards for NY


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