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NYAIL News Issue 10:
Emergency Management, TRAID Tuesdays, and We're Hiring
Webinar Series Continues
We are continuing our NYAIL Webinar Series this December. The series will continue into 2022. Free advance registration is required for each webinar. There will be ASL and CART for every webinar.

Recordings and presentation materials are added to the Training and Education section of our website under 2021 - 2022 Webinar Series.
Tomorrow, December 2nd at 9:30 AM:
Emergency Management Access and Functional Needs Disability Awareness Training with Dave Whalen

  • Disabilities Awareness specific to Emergency Management
  • Access and Functional Needs defined to include Universal Design
  • Understanding how the whole community concept is imperative to proper response to individuals with disabilities and how to involve them.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act relative to Emergency management and response.
  • Community resources and other materials that assist Emergency Management in proper response
  • Disaster Preparedness and Planning
  • Inclusive Planning and Active Participation
  • NYS Core Advisory Group
  • COVID-19 and Persons with Disabilities
We're Hiring
Did you know that NYAIL has a job listings page on our website? It's our Careers webpage, where you can find job listings from NYAIL and other ILCs.

Added this week to our job opportunities list:

TRAID Tuesdays with SAIL
Transport wheelchairs, walkers, grabbers, bottle openers, a special ice tip for a cane, and much more. Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL) provides loans of assistive technology and durable medical equipment through its TRAID program. TRAID stands for Technological Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities. The TRAID program is available throughout New York with 12 regional centers.
TRAID Tuesdays

SAIL's TRAID program is on Facebook every Tuesday with videos and pictures of new tech and demonstrations of existing items. The videos and pictures help people see what is available and how to use items in addition to on-site assistance when you visit.

TRAID is the busiest department in SAIL on a daily basis. Each day dozens of people come into SAIL in Queensbury or Ballston Spa seeking to borrow medical equipment for someone who has a disabling condition. TRAID loans out all kinds of equipment for 30 days at a time and up to about 90 days. Borrowers have the opportunity to try out medical equipment just at the time they need it the most.
Find your local TRAID Center here. Listed below are ILCs with TRAID programs. ILCs may also offer assistive technology or equipment outside of a TRAID program. All ILCs can provide referrals, it's worth the time giving your local ILC a call.


Counties Served: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington

Counties Served: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben

Counties Served: Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga

Counties Served: Nassau, Suffolk
Now Accepting Donations
You can now make a donation to NYAIL through our website. Starting yesterday, Giving Tuesday, we added a button to the top of our webpage where a donation can be processed by credit or debit card through PayPal.

Your local independent living centers are also accepting donations.
The New York Association on Independent Living administers several statewide and regional programs in collaboration with its member ILCs, all of which are focused on helping people with disabilities live independently in the community.

Learn more about NYAIL programs by visiting: ilny.us/programs 
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Newsletter ideas can be sent to athompson@ilny.org for consideration.
Lindsay Miller
Executive Director 
Meghan Parker
Director of Advocacy  
Aurie Mercer
Office Manager
Email: info@ilny.org
New York Association on Independent Living
155 Washington Ave., Suite 208
Albany, NY 12210
Phone 518.465.4650 Fax 518.465.4625