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  • SDMA Law Passes the State Senate Unanimously
    When SDMNY began almost 6 years ago, one of its jobs was to develop an evidentiary base for an SDMA statute—that is, a law that would both encourage the use of SDM and SDMAs, and prevent third parties like healthcare providers, financial institutions, landlords, etc. from discriminating against people with I/DD by refusing to accept… Continue reading SDMA Law Passes the State Senate Unanimously
  • Really, Really, Really Good News!
    As you may know, in 2016 SDMNY was originally funded for 5 years by the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). Although we basically “lost” the fifth and final year because of the pandemic, DDPC was unable to continue the grant for a sixth year. Without funding for a “bridge year” to allow… Continue reading Really, Really, Really Good News!
  • A Great Partnership Continues
    Almost 5 years ago, we were blessed to be introduced to Outside Voices Theatre Company (OVTC), an extraordinary organization of people with disabilities, that describes itself this way: We are about advocacy, empowerment, out-of-the-box-thinking, and disability pride. We chose our name because we believe that VOICES from the OUTSIDE deserve to be heard. We believe… Continue reading A Great Partnership Continues
  • New York City Bar Report by Two Committees Approves Bill in Support of SDM
    On June 30th, The New York City Bar published a report by two committees: Report on Legislation by the Mental Health Law Committee and the Disability Law Committee. Follow the link to read the full report.
  • SDMNY Honored
    On Tuesday, June 1, SDMNY was honored by the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York. The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is the preeminent national not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the practice and public understanding of peaceful, effective conflict resolution. The ACR-GNY award was given for SDMNY’s groundbreaking work in creating training for… Continue reading SDMNY Honored