A survey released by advocates on Monday, February 10th underlines the financial hardships of providers of services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Please visit nystateofpolitics.com to read an overview of important findings revealed in the survey.
“We understand that New York is facing significant financial headwinds. However, for over a decade the state has neglected to give a cost of living increase to the organizations that serve New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities — now we are at a breaking point,” said Yvette Watts, executive director of New York Association of Emerging and Multicultural Providers, one of NYDA’s seven member associations. “A commitment to a 3 percent increase in funding for the next five years is needed.”