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12 Mar

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been the top news story for weeks, and will continue to be until the deadly virus stops spreading. New York State alone has seen several confirmed COVID-19 cases within the past couple of weeks. Below are some resources and tips for your safety and current information on the virus:• Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. • Carry and use a hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. • Avoid touching your [...]

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5 Mar

Welcome to Episode 3 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, is joined by Hermes Fernandez of Bond, Shoeneck, and King; Elizabeth Martin, CEO of Consumer Directed Choices; and Bryan O'Malley, Executive Director of the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS. Click on the player to listen. A full transcript follows below.Episode 6 Transcript.pdfEpisode 6 TranscriptDisclaimer: The following [...]

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1 Oct

CDChoices is honored and excited to share the news that we have been selected as the 2019 Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Capital Region Chamber! We are fortunate to work with some wonderful Consumers who employ dedicated Personal Assistants. It is our privilege to empower independence for more than 1,000 people with disabilities in the Capital Region and northeast New York. Thank you to our nominators and supporters! 

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19 Sep

Welcome to Episode 5 of the CDChoices Empowering Independence Podcast. Host Blaise Bryant, CDChoices' Communication and Outreach Associate, introduces representatives from two Fiscal Intermediaries to discuss the lawsuit alleging New York State did not follow proper procedures in setting rates for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance. Hear from Elizabeth Martin, CEO of Consumer Directed Choices, and Kathryn Carroll, manager of Government Affairs for the Center for Disability Rights [...]

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