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The 2017-2019 New York State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) has been approved by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and will begin on October 1st.

The approval letter is available as a PDF and in the text version below, as well as the MS Word version of the State Plan.

NY 2017-2019 SPIL Approval Letter in PDF format

NY 2017-2019 SPIL Approval Letter in Text Format

NYS Plan for Independent Living (SPIL), Microsoft Word Version


New! Ruderman White Paper:On Voting Accessibility for People with Disabilities 

Text Version, PDFYoutube Video Summary 


2015 NYSILC Annual Report


We are pleased to share with you the 2015 NYSILC Annual Report.  Please see the attached file for the council’s main activities and progress during the previous year.


NYSILC News Briefs, Fall 2016



Most Recent Blog Posting: September, 2016: Make this Election Count with Emily Ladau 

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NYSILC 3-year Public Policy Agenda 2016-2018

NYSILC conducted a Statewide Needs Assessment in 2015.  Three overall themes emerged from the findings: Gaps and Barriers, State Institutionalized Population, and Priority Unserved Populations and Related Issues. These themes serve as the framework of the 3-year agenda for 2016-2018.  Link to the agenda: NYSILC 3-year Public Policy Agenda 2016-18



2015 Statewide Needs Assessment


This needs assessment was designed to collect input on four research questions to help guide the development of the next three-year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).


2015 Statewide Needs Assessment Word
2015 Final Needs Assessment Report - MS Word

NYSILC Final Needs Assessment Report PDF


2015 SPIL Evaluation Report - 2015 SPIL Evaluation Report


Rooted in Rights: "The Right to be Rescuedis a short documentary that tells the stories of people with disabilities affected by Hurricane Katrina.


Ruderman White Papers:

Employment of Actors with Disabilities in Television 


On Media Coverage of the use of Force and Disability

New York State Employment First Commission Report and Recommendations March 1, 2015  

Employment First.docx
Employment First.pdf

A Case Study on Inclusive Disaster Preparedness Planning in Upstate New YorkBridgit M. Burke, Albany Law School, January 27, 2015



"Living Independently with a Disability," Brad Williams on Capital Tonight, hosted by Liz Benjamin, 9/21/15.

Short film on the Help America Vote Act in New York: "HAVA in New York: The Long Road to a Fundamental Right"


Click on the following link for more information about the Pat Figueroa Young Adult Sponsorships