NYCHA residents, advocates urge Cuomo signature on bill allowing disabled residents to take more accessible units. Read the full 'New York Daily News' article.

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The council condemns the racism, violence, and acts of domestic terrorism waged by white supremacists and affiliated groups on August 11th. Our support goes out to the victims, their families, and the community of Charlottesville, VA. NYSILC is a non-profit, statewide council that values diversity, opposes ableism, and supports the common understanding shared through intersectionality. People with disabilities, as a protected class, oppose violence and discrimination of any kind based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, age, or disability; in the past, present, and in the future.

NYSILC Supported Patricio “Pat” Figueroa Scholarship

Since 2012, the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. (NYSILC) has actively supported leadership opportunities for young adults with disabilities through the Patricio “Pat” Figueroa Scholarship.

This scholarship awards young adults (ages 18-28) up to $250 to attend conferences, training seminars, and other events to enhance their leadership abilities. The funding is aimed to help defray the cost of travel, food, and other out of pocket expenses.

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This year, there is a timely opportunity to apply for scholarship money for the NYAIL Conference, held September 18-19th 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. For more information about the conference, click here: NYAIL Conference.

Award recipients are asked to provide two items: documentation via a reimbursement form and completion of a follow up survey summarizing their experience.

The council makes decisions on a first-come first-served basis while attempting to maximize resources. Decisions also stem from a cost and need basis of the applicant. NYSILC aims to represent as many young leaders throughout the state as possible.

Click here to apply! Application Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Brad Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (518) 427-1060. 

If you have any questions, please contact Brad Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (518) 427-1060.

On July 5th, 2017, systems advocate Clifton Perez sat down with Capital Tonight to talk about the proposed healthcare bill and the protest that ensued. Cliff works for the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley in Troy, NY.

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Forty-three people were arrested in connection with the protest: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/healthcare-protests-disabled-woman-dragged-away-police-without-wheelchair-photos-video-a7803456.html

Rachael Maddow tells history of ADAPT and the Activism of disabled Americans and points out the leadership role these activists have taken in challenging the Republicans plan to take Medicaid away from millions: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/gop-threat-to-medicaid-threatens-liberty-of-millions-of-americans-974159427845

 

CNN coverage of ADPAT protest and discussion of health care/Medicaid cuts via MSN: http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/protesters-dragged-away-from-senators-office/vi-BBD2MbV

Disability group advocates stage protest outside Sen. McConnell’s office/personal interview: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/disability-group-advocates-stage-protest-sen-mcconnells-office-48213090