The New York Statewide conference was fantastic. Thanks to everyone who made it so. I think this says it all from one participant. Thanks for a great conference day! I'm enjoying my Cosmo while approving attendance data!
Since we are all about technology I thought this was interesting. The Department of Justice is pleased to announce that, as of today, individuals wishing to file ADA complaints with the Department will be able to fill out the form and submit it completely electronically. Filers will also immediately receive a "reference number" that can [...]
I was going to put up something historical and biographical but ran across this article by Robert B. Fleming, CELA. He recently posted this on the Special Needs Alliance web site and I thought he did the historical part and then identified the challenges still having to be addressed and overcome. Thank you to all [...]
What????....And I so wanted to take a dip.
Certainly everyone is bundling up, cuddling up, and some are simply fed up with winter. While you brave the elements rest assured Therap Services is with you in your activities whether in the office, on the road, in the community or in a snowbank. While you are trying to entertain yourself and do your work, [...]
It seems like forever since I was in the office long enough to catch up on things. I believe I am not the only one who has had a very busy year. So, here is wishing everyone a little peace and quiet as we usher out 2014. Despite year end there remains a lot of [...]
Expect. Employ. Empower. Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is "Expect. Employ. Empower."
Employment has always been a challenge for people with disabilities and the last few years have been even harder and depending on what part of New York you may live can also be very frustrating. Here is a link to the Governor’s Executive Order to establish an initiative to make employment the first priority for [...]
Do you remember the impact the Olmstead decision had back then? The Promise of Olmstead: 15 Years Later The 15th Anniversary of Olmstead video compilation is a DOJ/HHS tribute to the dedicated and brave individuals who have brought to life the Olmstead decision's promise of community integration for people with disabilities. The video features images and live [...]
I may not be the first to write about this but I am very thankful for the work the Direct Support Staff provide throughout all of the health services arena. The work is endless, varied, challenging, and is appreciated by all who they touch. Here is a link for the Senate Resolution designating Direct Support [...]