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NYSILC 2017 Consumer Satisfaction Survey Webinar

On December 15th NYSILC conducted an instructional, interactive webinar to assist centers with conducting the Consumer Satisfaction Survey. The webinar is available here. A verbatim transcript is available here


NYSILC 2016 Presidential Post-Election Poll Report

The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) conducted its third Presidential post-election poll to assess the voting habits and practices of New Yorkers with disabilities. Eight-hundred and fifty-six individuals randomly participated in the confidential, non-partisan poll to analyze the voting trends of New Yorkers with disabilities compared to those without disabilities. The poll examined the influence of demographics and disability status on voter concerns and presidential candidate choice.

NYSILC 2016 Post-Election Poll Report (text format)

NYSILC 2016 Post-Election Poll Report (PDF)


NYSILC 2016 Year-End Appeal

Your donation to the year-end appeal will help NYSILC succeed next year. We are currently at 50% of last year’s goal and your contribution will allow us to meet and exceed that target. Please consider giving us a gift again this year, or if you haven’t, we would be thrilled to recognize you as a new donor. Our best to you in the New Year as we look to support integrated leadership within local communities. Please donate by clicking the green button on the top of this page!

Read the full NYSILC 2016 Year-End Appeal Letter Here


New York State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) APPROVED

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


NYS Employment First Commission offers employers a guide to hiring employees with disabilities: EmployAbility: A ToolKit for Employers


New! Ruderman White Paper: Self Driving Cars: The Impact on People With Disabilities

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NYSILC 2015 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, Winter 2017


NYSILC 20% Blog

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