The Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP) provides a rental subsidy and supportive housing services for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. RTHP, previously known as Nursing Home to Independent Living (NHIL), is a […]
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Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced 12 new Compassionate Allowances conditions: Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma, Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm, Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease, Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome, […]
Resources provided by Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital What should I do if I am having trouble finding formula? For most babies, you can safely switch between brands (including formula […]
The Office of Mental Health has been advised of a fraudulent, and potentially illegal, website that offers to direct internet users to mental health services in their community. While the website […]
The New York Rollin’ KNICKS won the 2022 National Wheelchair Basketball Championship (NWBA) on April 2, 2022 in Wichita, Kansas beating the Dallas Wheelchair Mavericks 59-53. This year’s NWBA National […]
Dear Colleague, The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA) has designated March 10, 2022 as National “Slam the Scam” Day—an outreach campaign to raise public awareness of Social […]
8.13.20 Looking for a getaway that packs in plenty of fun and also happens to be accessible? Visit https://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/accessibility/ for a list of accessible attractions, lodging, and restaurants with accessible […]
April 15, 2020 The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department. Treasury anticipates these automatic payments no later than early May.
April 15, 2020 The Disability and Health Program is committed to providing resources and information to stakeholders supporting people with disabilities, their families, and professionals who support them.
We shared a curated list of resources and websites that contain information specific to people with disabilities and COVID-19 last week. For your convenience we are sharing an additional list of resources that you may find helpful.
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There are important preventive measures that will help you stay safe and healthy tostop the spread of viruses or reduce the chances of becoming sick.
We are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Smith-Fess Act […]
1.2020 Listen to this moving and thought provoking clip as John Robinson, the keynote speaker at Westchester County’s Annual Human Rights Day Breakfast, recounts the discrimination he faced during his […]
10.1.2019 Affordable/Accessible Rental Units Hillcrest Commons Phase 2, Carmel WILC/PILS is in a contractual agreement with Hillcrest Commons Phase 2 in Carmel, an affordable housing development for seniors and frail […]
9.16.2019 September is National Service Dog Month Information, Guidance and Training on how to implement the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the ADA mission to “assure […]
April 29, 2019 – Westchester County’s Department of Community Mental Health’s (DCMH) Awareness Month Calendar of Events includes a month long calendar with interesting and thought provoking events and activities. […]
1.22.2019 As a longstanding supporter of equality, diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace, I recently wrote to a number of major corporations that our state pension fund invests in regarding disability […]
1.22.2019 On Thursday, the Senate passed the Medicaid Extenders Act of 2019 (H.R. 259). Now the bill has passed both the House and Senate, and is awaiting the President’s signature. […]
11.8.2018 – This November, Putnam Independent Living Services Recognizes National Diabetes Awareness Month and the Role of Inclusion in Prevention This month-long campaign highlights a critical need for disability inclusion […]
10.18.2018 Understanding new service and support systems for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in housing and services and understanding the relevance of Intentional Communities: Support systems for people with […]