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Who are we

  1. 1. OUR MISSION <ul><li>The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York’s (CIDNY) goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural and civic life of the community. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who Are We <ul><li>“ Nothing for us without us.” CIDNY’s board and staff reflect the community we serve. We are a group of peers offering assistance and understanding to each and everyone of our consumers. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who We Serve <ul><li>CIDNY serves any person in New York City with any type of disability. Through our offices in Manhattan and Queens CIDNY served 19,000 New Yorkers with Disabilities, their families and service providers in 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>* The disabilities in this chart represent primary diagnoses, 25% of CIDNY consumers report having multiple disabilities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What We Do <ul><li>Intake calls are referred to CIDNY Benefits Counselors. CIDNY benefits counselors advise on: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Health Coverage and Care </li></ul><ul><li>Housing issues </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Education Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Public Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Deinstitutionalization </li></ul>
  5. 5. Health Coverage and Care: <ul><li>Medicaid </li></ul><ul><li>ADAP </li></ul><ul><li>EPIC </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul><ul><li>HHC Medical Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Navigational Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>TBI Waiver </li></ul><ul><li>NHTD Waiver </li></ul><ul><li>MLTC </li></ul><ul><li>Home Health Aides </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Care </li></ul><ul><li>DME </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Transitions in care </li></ul>
  6. 6. Housing Issues: <ul><li>DRIE </li></ul><ul><li>SCRIE </li></ul><ul><li>NYCHA </li></ul><ul><li>HUD </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting lists </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive housing </li></ul><ul><li>Home modification programs </li></ul><ul><li>Housing search strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Eviction prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with landlords </li></ul><ul><li>Repairs </li></ul><ul><li>Hoarding </li></ul><ul><li>Payment plans </li></ul>
  7. 7. Transportation: <ul><li>Access-a-Ride </li></ul><ul><li>MTA Half Fare </li></ul>
  8. 8. Education: <ul><li>Assistance with IEP development </li></ul><ul><li>School transportation problems IDEA and ADA-related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Transition planning </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy for financial support for college and training </li></ul><ul><li>Student loan debt assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility and applications for vocational rehabilitation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Employment: <ul><li>Ticket to work programs </li></ul><ul><li>PASS plans </li></ul><ul><li>Medicaid Buy-in </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational and higher education advisement </li></ul><ul><li>Youth-oriented job clubs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Income Support and other Public Benefits: <ul><li>SSI </li></ul><ul><li>SSDI </li></ul><ul><li>TANF </li></ul><ul><li>WeCare problems </li></ul><ul><li>Food Stamps </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Soup Kitchens/Food Pantries </li></ul>
  11. 11. Deinstitutionalization: <ul><li>Community support services </li></ul><ul><li>Home health services </li></ul><ul><li>Financial supports including One-shots for moving expenses and deposits </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Our policy specialists work with consumers to identify issues, draft policy options, comment on legislation, educate state and local policy makers on: Health Care and Coverage, ADA enforcement, Voting Rights, Housing, Education, Employment, Deinstitutionalization, and Transportation. We coordinate a network of 480 people with disabilities and provide education on advocacy techniques, story collection, and community-based research. </li></ul>CIDNY Public Policy and Grassroots Advocacy
  13. 13. Community Education <ul><li>Workshops & Clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Sheets & Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream and Social Media-based Public Education </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Manhattan: Queens: </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan 212-674-2300 Queens 646-442-1520 </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan Video phone: 646-350-2681 (TTY) Queens Video phone: 866-948-1064 </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan’s TTY 212-674-5619 (Tel) Queens 718-886-0427 </li></ul><ul><li>www.cidny.org </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Our offices are fully accessible and located at accessible transportation hubs. </li></ul><ul><li>There are no charges for CIDNY services. </li></ul>

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