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Empowering Independence Episode 2 – Consumer Testimonials

It's time for Episode 2 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Join host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, as he talks with three CDChoices Consumers: Abigail Radliff, Gerald Dickson and Russell Eisman. Click on the player to listen. A full transcript follows below. Empowering Independence Transcript: Episode 2 Transcript.pdf Episode 2 June...

New Consumer Resource

We are happy to announce that the new Consumer Lending Library is ready for use - and the most exciting feature is that it is accessible for wheelchair users! If you are a wheelchair user, you know accessing things that aren't within easy reach can be frustrating or downright impossible....

Help us #SaveCDPA!

Help us #SaveCDPA on Wednesday, June 19! Earlier this year when Fiscal Intermediaries and Consumers across the state took action to preserve Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA), you helped spread the word to #SaveCDPA. The final budget cut funding to CDPA, but we had hope the program would be...

Empowering Independence Episode 1

CDChoices is proud to bring you episode 1 of the new podcast Empowering Independence! Join Blaise, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, as he sits down with CDChoices staff Denise (Communication & Outreach Specialist), Carol (Program Director), and Elizabeth (CEO) to discuss Consumer Directed Personal Assistance. Click on the player to listen....

Advocacy in Action

This Spring, advocates from CDChoices joined others to educate legislators about the importance of Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA). They participated in the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS and New York Association on Independent Living joint Legislative Day in February. Consumers and Designated Representatives met with New...

CDPA in Action: Jocelyn

https://youtu.be/ILf2E5X1Krc Jocelyn has been using Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) since she graduated from High School in 2011. She lives in Schenectady with her mom, two dogs, three cats, and two turtles. Jocelyn is studying Social Work at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. My life has changed using Consumer...

CDChoices Staff Member Recognized for Advocacy

Consumer Directed Choices Communications and Outreach Specialist, Denise DiNoto, was honored last month at the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley (ILCHV) Dessert Spectacular. The event, which supports ILCHV programs and services, was held at the Franklin Plaza in Troy. Denise was presented with the Beacon Leadership Award...