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The Governor's Budget Threat to New York's Most Vulnerable

BY JIM MORAN | GOTHAM GAZETTE | FEB 25, 2021

New York State is at a crossroads when it comes to caring for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Government officials have a choice to continue divesting from the system leading to irreparable harm for our most vulnerable citizens or they can right the ship by maintaining the investment in the organizations providing support to the majority of individuals in the state with I/DD.

New Yorkers with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Must Remain a Priority for Investment

BY SENATOR JOHN W. MANNION | EMPIRE REPORT | FEB 23, 2021

As a parent who knows firsthand the challenges of a loved one with an intellectual disability, and as a newly elected State Senator and the new Chairman of the New York Senate Committee on Disabilities, I understand the role government must play in supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Opinion: Proposed State Budget Cuts Would Dismantle Care for New Yorkers with Disabilities 

BY RACHELLE KIVANOSKI | CITY LIMITS | FEB 22, 2021 AT 4:13 PM

Care Coordinated Organizations, which advocate for the needs, desires and rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are facing a nearly 40 percent cut in the state’s executive budget.

Capitol Insider: OPWDD Budget Increases; Provider Shoulder Cuts

BY AMANDA FRIES | TIMES UNION | FEB 15, 2021 AT 6:35 AM

Although the overall budget for the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is expected to increase nearly 3 percent, those who provide direct services to people with disabilities say the cuts are falling on them.

Care Providers, Families Fear Hidden Funding Cuts for New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities

BY DENIS SLATTERY | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | FEB 04, 2021 AT 2:26 PM

Family members and service providers supporting some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers say a state agency is secretly slashing funds for New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

FY 2021 – 2022 CCO/HH Funding Cut Information

CCO Response to the Proposed Budget Cut

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