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28 Jun

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.pdfEpisode 2June 28, 2019Blaise Bryant: “Welcome to Episode 2 of the Empowering Independence podcast from Consumer Directed [...]

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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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