American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry released an
on the implications of COVID-19 for the I/DD population. The paper is easy to read, and simple to understand and follow. The protocols on hospital and emergency room discharge developed by New York Disability Advocates (NYDA) are referenced on page 14. These protocols were previously shared in our
May 4 COVID Update
Mid-Hudson Clinic Patient Communication Letter
The Arc Mid-Hudson sent its Article 16 patients this well written and thoughtful
communicating the efforts being taken to ensure the safety of clinic service recipients when attending an appointment. This letter could be used as a template for your own communications.
School Reopening Plan Template
Please feel free to download this very easy to use
for your Educational Program Reopening plan, due July 31, 2020. This was shared by an external party who gave permission for others to use for their own programs.
NYDA Panel Discussion With Senator Gillibrand
On Thursday, NYDA hosted a virtual panel discussion with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
to discuss the New York state service delivery system, negotiations around federal stimulus funding, and anticipated OPWDD cuts. A recording of the discussion can be viewed here.