February 2nd, 2023
By: Kerri E. Neifeld, Commissioner of OPWDD
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
As we celebrate Black History Month this February and contemplate the theme of “Black Resistance” for 2023, I can’t help but reflect upon the similarities between black resistance and the obstacles that people with developmental disabilities have faced in their quest for respect, dignity and self-determination. For Black Americans and Americans with developmental disabilities alike, the fight for justice and autonomy is one that continues to this day. Read Full Article
Mayor Adams Signs Legislation
To Support Students With Disabilities
February 2nd, 2023
Mayor Adams has introduced a new legislation to support people with disabilities. This legislation aims to provide better access and support to people with disabilities in all aspects of their lives. The legislation is a step forward in addressing the needs and challenges faced by students with disabilities as they transition to higher education.
New York City Councilmember Eric Dinowitz expressed joy for the bill.
“As a public school special education teacher for over a decade, I am so thrilled that this administration is sending a clear signal that students with disabilities are a priority,” said Dinowitz. “Based on my experience in the classroom, this bill will ease the transition from high school to college, ensuring future success." Dinowitz added.
Mayor Adams who famously says "Many people wanted to get it done--But we are getting it done." Signed the bill after opening statements. “For too long, our students with disabilities have struggled in a system that hasn’t been able to fully meet them where they are,” said Mayor Adams. “Being able to succeed while attending a higher education institution involves more than just being able to attend classes and studying — it means having the available support and accommodation needed to succeed." He said.
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