Yesterday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled new legislation to establish the strongest standards and practices in the nation for protecting people with disabilities. Governor Cuomo's legislation will create a new Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, an initiative that will transform how the state protects over one million New Yorkers in State operated, certified or licensed facilities and programs. Click here for more details. Or check out this article from the NY Times.

A little advocacy can go a long way. You can get involved by joining the Family Advocacy Network at CDS Monarch. Meetings are held every other Monday at 5:30pm at the Wolf Life Transitions Center.  Topics like this, which support the rights of individuals with disabilities, are discussed. Call (585) 347-1208 for more info.
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