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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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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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COVID-19 Resources

January 14, 2021

View updated and current COVID-19 Resources.

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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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