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15 May

The Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 have disrupted lives. People with disabilities are facing unique barriers to their independence as they navigate changes caused by the pandemic. Shortly after Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued the New York State on PAUSE Executive Order, CDChoices began to hear anecdotal stories of the challenges experienced by our Consumers and their home care employees. We suspected our Consumers had other needs and conducted a survey to assess barriers and challenges [...]

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5 May

CDChoices has teamed up with health insurer CDPHP to provide its Consumers and their home care employees with cloth face masks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued an executive order requiring New Yorkers – including frontline staff – to wear face coverings in public. CDPHP stepped-up to the plate and is paying for more than 500 cloth face masks for those in need. CDChoices received many emails and phone calls from its Consumers and their [...]

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25 Mar

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic. We have been receiving many questions related to Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE Act. ***The Governor’s PAUSE Act, which shut down non-essential businesses effective March 22 at 8 PM, does not apply to CDPA. Fiscal Intermediaries and Personal Assistants are essential healthcare workers.***Some of you have asked about our operations here at CDChoices during the COVID 19 [...]

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17 Mar

In an effort to do our part to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our office is temporarily closed. Staff will be working, but we will not be open to the public.CDChoices is temporarily suspending in-person meetings with our Consumers, Designated Representatives and their Personal Assistants. If you need assistance, have questions, or would like to discuss an issue or concern, our staff are available by phone or email. We can also arrange for web-video conversations as [...]

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