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Free Tax Prep for Working Families and Individuals
The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Board is providing free tax prep for working families and individuals. To make an appointment, call: United Way 211 helpline or 1-800-899-1479 The Volunteer Income Tax […]
Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP)
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 […]
Social Security Accelerates Decisions for People with Severe Disabilities
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, […]
National Infant Formula Shortage Patient Information
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 […]
Putnam County Commissioner of Social Services Warned About Fraudulent Website
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 […]
NY Rollin’ KNICKS Clinch 4th NWBA National Basketball Championship
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 […]
National “Slam the Scam” Day – Letter from SSA
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 […]
NYS Accessible Attractions, Lodgings and Restaurants
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 […]
SSI Recipients to receive automatic COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments
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.
COVID-19 Resources and Information
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.
Make an Emergency Food Supply Check List
What should be included in your emergency food? What to stock up on?
Stay Healthy and Safe in Your Home
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.
100th Anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program
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 […]
Westchester County Human Rights Commission Annual Breakfast Video 12.19
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 […]
Two opportunities for affordable/accessible apartments
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 […]
ADA National Network
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 […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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. […]
Thomas P. DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller asks major corporations to demonstrate disability inclusion
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 […]
Congress Passes Short Term Extensions: Medicaid HCBS Spousal Impoverishment Protections and Money Follows the Person
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. […]