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Pop-Up ACA/NY Vaccine Sites

February 25, 2021

ACA/NY is proud to announce that we will be utilizing our hub sites to offer vaccines to our members by appointment
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2021 Virtual Citywide Legislative Breakfast

February 23, 2021

Come join us on March 5th from 10:00 AM-12:00PM for the 2021 Virtual Citywide Legislative Breakfast to address the NYS budget for 2021-2022.

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Sign the petition against additional budget cuts

February 22, 2021

A 16.2% budget cut last year was hard to accept, but an additional 23% again this year will put the CCOs in a position where they can no longer plausibly continue to provide the services and supports that our members need and deserve.

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Feb 23: ACA/NY Family Forum – Proposed budget cuts, vaccination rollout and OPWDD updates

February 12, 2021

ACA/NY will be hosting a virtual Family Forum entitled GET THE FACTS: Proposed budget cuts, vaccination rollout and OPWDD updates.

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Happy Chinese New Year!

February 10, 2021

Year of the Ox.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

February 10, 2021

ACA/NY has compiled many helpful COVID-19 vaccine resources to share with you.

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Resources page to the latest updates.

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Care Coordination providers, families fear hidden funding cuts

February 5, 2021

Care Coordination providers, families fear hidden funding cuts for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities.

See article: N.Y. care providers balk at state budget cut to disability services – New York Daily News (nydailynews.com)

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A Letter From Our CEO Discussing The Covid-19 Vaccine’s Newest Updates

February 5, 2021

CEO Lou Grossman writes to you highlighting the facts about the Covid-19 vaccine as well as updates on it’s current conditions and supply for the I/DD community.

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Feb 10 and Feb 23: ACA/NY Family Forums – GET THE FACTS: Proposed budget cuts, vaccination rollout and OPWDD updates

February 5, 2021

ACA/NY will be hosting two virtual Family Forums entitled GET THE FACTS: Proposed budget cuts, vaccination rollout and OPWDD updates.

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NYC Vaccine List

January 29, 2021

For information on where you can receive the Covid-19 vaccine in NYC visit: NYC Vaccine List

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Martin Luther King (MLK) Day

January 15, 2021

On Monday, January 18, 2021, Americans will celebrate Martin Luther King (MLK) Day. The federal holiday, commemorated annually on the third Monday of January, serves multiple purposes. It honors the life and legacy of the activist who led the fight for racial equality, brings focus on current civil rights issues, highlights the power of using nonviolence to bring about social reform, and inspires young people to consider joining public service.

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New York State Vaccination Webinar Invite

January 11, 2021

The New York State Department of Health will host a webinar for all people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine this evening, 1/11/2021, from 7 pm until 8:30 pm to help answer any questions you may have. At this time, those eligible to receive the vaccination among our population are those supported in congregate settings like group homes, their staff, staff who have direct contact with OPWDD service recipients in “outpatient” settings, and those over the age of 75.

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Letter to Governor Cuomo Regarding Prioritization of the COVID-19 Vaccination

January 7, 2021

On behalf of the individuals with intellectual and or developmental disabilities (I/DD) living in OPWDD operated or funded congregate residences, clinical, direct support, and/or administrative staff who have routine direct contact with OPWDD service recipients as part of their work in certified site-based or non-site-based day services, self-direction, or in an Article 16 clinics, thank you for prioritizing these individuals in the current phase of vaccinations!

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Be Advised: Malicious Cyber Activity Related to the COVID-19 Vaccine

December 28, 2020

Misinformation and disinformation regarding COVID-19 vaccines are already circulating, particularly on social media platforms. For reliable facts, seek out vaccine information from official sources.

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Happy Kwanzaa

December 26, 2020

Hoping Kwanzaa brings you time to enjoy the blessings of family and community.

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

December 23, 2020

“Sending you and your family peace, love and joy this Christmas.”

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SEASON’S GREETINGS

December 21, 2020

The holiday season is a special time of year filled with laughter, joy and cheerful celebration.

From all of us at Advance Care Alliance of New York (ACA/NY), we wish you happiness, good health and a spirited new year!

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Hub Site Opening Update

December 18, 2020

All the ACA/NY hub sites are now open, including our Long Island sites at 300 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge and 889 Harrison Street, Riverhead.

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COVID-19 Resources

December 15, 2020

View updated and current COVID-19 Resources.

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Letter to Governor Cuomo Regarding Prioritization of the COVID-19 Vaccine

December 15, 2020

This letter is being sent on behalf of the seven Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs) providing Care Management to 120,000 Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities throughout the state of New York. The CCOs promote the delivery of comprehensive and effective person-centered care management to this vulnerable population.

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Happy Hanukkah!

December 9, 2020

May you enjoy good health and prosperity at Hanukkah and throughout the year.

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Mt. Vernon Hub Site Open Monday, December 7

December 7, 2020

Mt. Vernon Hub, located at 2 Cortlandt St., will be open for business on Monday, December 7. Please remember to follow all ACA/NY-mandated safety protocols when going on site to any office locations.

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JOIN THE ZOOM RALLY to Save our Services – December 9 at 11AM

December 2, 2020

The Governor and Legislators need to hear from us about the effect of their cuts!
NYC FAIR (NYC Family Advocacy Information Resource) & LI Advocacy Network for the Developmentally Disabled (L.I.A.N.D.D.) & NYC DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DD) Councils: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island & ENYDDA

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

Sending Warm Wishes for a Holiday Celebration Filled with Health and Happiness!

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ACA/NY Virtual Family Forums

November 19, 2020

Learn about ACA/NY’s flexible work environment and the latest OPWDD updates! Live Q&A Session with ACA/NY’s CEO Lou Grossman and the Leadership Team.

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Temporary Site Closure: Mount Vernon

November 18, 2020

The City of Mount Vernon, located in Westchester County, issued a stay-at-home advisory amid surging COVID-19 cases, with new guidelines taking effect Monday, November 16, 2020. As a result, residents are urged to stay at home unless traveling for work, school or essential items. As such, ACA/NY has decided to temporarily close our hub site located at 2 Cortland Street, Mount Vernon until further notice.

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OPWDD announced changes to the Front Door requirements

November 12, 2020

On November 10, 2020, OPWDD announced changes to the Front Door requirements.

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Interim OPWDD Guidance -­ Effective Oct 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

New York State regularly identifies areas with higher than average rates of COVID-19 transmission. The risk of transmission is characterized by three colors (red, orange and yellow). The level of restriction is increased in areas with higher rates of infection.

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Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19

October 25, 2020

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses.

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Advance Care Alliance of New York Invites You to our Virtual Family Forum

September 21, 2020

Members and families are invited to join ACA/NY for a Family Forum this Thursday, September 24th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (EST) as we share information regarding our strategic restructuring. The forum will be held virtually as a webinar and will have ASL and Chinese language interpreters present.

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Advance Care Alliance of New York Unveils Restructuring Plan

September 17, 2020

Advance Care Alliance of New York (ACA/NY), a leading care coordination organization (CCO) designated by the New York State Department of Health and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, announced today it has embarked on a strategic restructuring of the organization.

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Advance Care Alliance invites you to our virtual Family Forum

September 3, 2020

Advance Care Alliance in New York has created two upcoming Virtual Family Forums for members and families to choose from and attend via webinar: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Your voice matters!

June 17, 2020

Today, we’re launching #SafeguardOurLifeline to ensure that Care Coordination Organizations in New York can maintain essential funding to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Tell @NYGovCuomo to help stop the cuts:

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Our Statement on the Death of George Floyd

June 4, 2020

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

This quote is attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. and is an expression of how people are feeling across the country as they stand against injustice and refuse to be silent. I want to acknowledge the collective mental and physical toll that continued violence has on communities.

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ACA/NY Memorial Service

May 8, 2020

ACA/NY Memorial Service honoring those members recently passed during pandemic health crisis. For information, please Phone: (833) MY-ACANY (833-692-2269).

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Frequently Asked Questions from ACA/NY Family & Provider Forums

May 5, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions from ACA/NY Family & Provider Forums

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Advance Care Alliance invites you to our first virtual Family and Provider Forum(s)

April 20, 2020

April dates for Virtual Family and Provider Forums

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The pandemic will end – Lewis Grossman, CEO

April 13, 2020

The pandemic will end. Spring has arrived and soon flowers will bloom and the warmth of the sun will give each of us comfort.

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COVID-19 Updated Guidance for Hospital Visitation

April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Updated Guidance for: Hospital Visitation

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