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27 Jun

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. We wanted a way to allow someone in a seated position to access all the books on the shelves. Our solution was this beautifully built, custom-made cabinet with electric shelves which move up and down. If you [...]

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11 Jun

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 preserved. Last Friday, we received the following message from the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS (CDPAANYS)."When we last sent you a message we had lost the [...]

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17 May

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. A full transcript follows below.Empowering Independence Transcript:Empowering independence 1.pdfEmpowering IndependenceEpisode 1Blaise [...]

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26 Mar

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 York State Senators and Assemblymembers to share personal stories of CDPA.You can become involved in advocacy even if you can't get [...]

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