Welcome to LDANYS
LDANYS is the nation's oldest learning disability advocacy organization. We are the only voice of advocacy specifically for persons with learning disabilities and related neurological impairments with all levels of NYS government. We fight everyday for the rights of children and adults to education, supports and services. Additionally, our prevention programs protects children from environmental toxins, fetal alcohol exposure and other causes of acquired learning disability. Our advocacy depends on the generous donations of people like you.
LDANYS Participates in a March 3rd Lobby Day--Urges the Legislature to Fund the Statewide Network of Children’s Environmental Health Centers
On March 3, LDANYS, Environmental Advocates, Inc. and the Statewide Network of Children’s Environmental Health Centers (CEHCs) met with 21 legislators and their staff, including the Environmental Conservation and Health Committee leadership in both houses, to press for $1 million in the 2015-16 State Budget to continue the critical work of the seven CEHCs in New York State.
Last year, for the first time in several years, the CEHCs received dollars through the Health Department, which was the result of 2013-14 Budget appropriations. However, the CEHCs were not included in the 2015-16 Governor’s proposed budget.
LDANYS has been a long-standing collaborative partner with the Childrens Environmental Health Center housed at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City.
More information about the Statewide CEHC Network:
NYSCECEH at Stony Brook (pdf)
LDANYS Commends Albany County Legislature for “Doing the Right Thing”
On December 8th, 2014 the Albany county Legislature voted on legislation Local Law “J” to ban the sale of toys and products containing high toxicity chemicals. To view press release, click here (pdf). LDANYS commends the Albany County Legislature for doing the right thing. For more information on LDANYS position, click here (pdf).
The Learning Disabilities Association of New York State submitted testimony in response to the Employment First Initiative and the state-wide Listening Sessions hosted by OPWDD and the Governor’s Office.
LDANYS has worked in partnership with the Inclusive Workforce Alliance, which has been working over the last few months with OPWDD and the Governor’s office to reinforce the principles in Executive Order (EO)136 (link to press release-attachment) and to emphasize the special concerns of LDANYS members regarding the challenges which learning disabled individuals face when they seek meaningful career and vocational opportunities.
EO 136 created an Employment First Commission, whose role it is to create an Employment First policy for New York. The goals of the Employment First policy are to increase competitive, integrated employment opportunities for individual with disabilities and to decrease the state’s poverty rate. The Commission also has been charged with the registration of 100 businesses that implement formal policies to hire people with disabilities as part of their workforce strategy.
Saratoga hosts the 118th NYS PTA Convention
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