Friday, February 15, 2019

Three Links

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is added every day.

#ThingsDisabledPeopleKnow is Necessary Because Realistic Disability Representation is Scarce
Imani Barbarin, Rooted In Rights - February 6, 2019

Twitter hashtags are kind of a cliche, but they are still sometimes useful and even inspiring. This is a great example of how Twitter can foster real sharing between people with disabilities.

For People With Disabilities, Navigating Can Be Difficult In Wintertime
Dave Lucas, Northeast Public Radio - February 4, 2019

Another take on a familiar North Country accessibility issue.

The 2019 New York State Disability Priority Agenda
NCCI Blog - February 11, 2019

Our blog post linking to this year’s statewide advocacy agenda. It’s a good, quick way to get up to date on what’s happening in Albany and what the disability community wants.

Monday, February 11, 2019

The 2019 New York State Disability Priority Agenda

New York Association on Independent Living

Staff from the North Country Center for Independence are in Albany today to meet with legislators and advocate for better disability-related policies in New York State. As a member center in the New York Association on Independent Living, (NYAIL), NCCI will be focusing our broader advocacy 2019 on the issues outlined on the pages linked below:

NYAIL 2019 Legislative Disability Priority Agenda
Policy changes we want to see in New York State.

NYAIL 2019 Budget Disability Priority Agenda
New York State budget steps we want to see.

The following documents provide additional background on the current state policies and trends that determine our goals for 2019:

NYAIL Legislative Report Card 2019
An assessment of past promises and current New York State disability policy.

NYAIL Budget Report Card 2019
An analysis of how the current New York State budget addresses disability issues.

NYAIL’s 2019 Budget Priorities Letter to Governor Cuomo
Our message to Governor Cuomo for 2019.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Three Links

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is added every day.

Many shelters can’t handle domestic-violence survivors with disabilities
Maria Polletta, Arizona Republic - February 4, 2019

This has been a chronic accessibility problem for years. It’s interesting to note that the shelter director quoted says the problem is they didn’t know who to call. There are ILCs like NCCI in every state ready to help people who want to improve accessibility!

Episode 68: Wally the Alligator and Sensationalism
Emily Ladau & Kyle Kachadurian, The Accessible Stall Podcast - February 5, 2019

A very interesting audio discussion, not just about what “counts” as a “service animal,” but whether disability issues are well served or distorted by seemingly “outrageous” disability stories.

Lawmakers Call For End To Subminimum Wage
Michelle Diament, Disability Scoop - February 5, 2019

More details on the new Senate bill to phase out subminimum wage: the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act, or S. 260.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Three Links

Closeup picture of a monthly calendar, focused on a single week

Links to three articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ncciplattsburgh/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NCCIPlatts

New content is added every day.

5 ways to protect the confidentiality of counseling clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Rose Reif - January 23, 2019

A really good article on confidentiality in disability services.

Experiencing an Endometriosis or Fibromyalgia Flare
Allison Jonergin, NCCI Blog - January 29, 2019

Guest blog from Allison Jonergin.

Chairman Scott, Senator Casey, and Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Workers with Disabilities Transition to Competitive, Integrated Employment
U. S. House Education & Labor Committee - January 31, 2019

A new bill in Congress that would phase out subminimum wage.