Join us in urging the Governor to invest in disability services. We're asking the Governor to include in her proposed budget: A Direct Support Wage Enhancement of $4,000 per eligible employee Under the DSWE, provider agencies will receive $4,000 per eligible employee to be used for the purpose...

Yesterday was the final day of voting in the General Election for statewide offices and State Senate, Assembly, and Congressional offices. Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, and New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli all declared...

A preview of the sessions offered the 2022 CP State Annual Conference on October 24-25 (subject to change): MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 OPWDD Commissioner's Update Honorable Kerri Neifeld, Commissioner, NYS OPWDD Kerri Neifeld, the Commissioner of the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) will be the featured speaker...

Another wonderful story of how our CHOP grants help New Yorkers with disabilities! From CHOP awardee, Arc Herkimer: On behalf of Arc Herkimer’s board, staff, and volunteers—and especially on behalf of the people with disabilities we serve—please extend my gratitude to the Awards Committee of the Community...

Salm Brings Years Of Legislative Policy And Budget Experience To The Disability Field CP State is excited to announce that Jamie Salm will join the organization as its Executive Vice President, overseeing CP’s strategic plan, advocacy, and policy efforts. Salm brings years of experience in state government...

Ability Partners Board of Directors has selected Darrell Whitbeck, current Chief Operating Officer (COO), as the next President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ability Partners Agencies. Darrell began working for Happiness House in February of 2003 as an Occupational Therapist.  Due to Darrell’s hard work, intelligence and...