Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) means being able to ensure that Jewish people with disabilities are able to access the Jewish community. During… Read More »Celebrating Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month
On December 9th, 2020, the Young Leaders and Advocates Network held a statewide focus group with the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC). This focus group was held to bring the voices of young people with disabilities into the development of their 2022-2026 State Plan. Read more about this session and what young people with disabilities had to say.
On November 22nd, Brianna Gower, Director, and Elijah Fagan-Solis, Statewide Youth Empowerment Coordinator, were featured on Western New York Independent Living, Inc.’s weekly radio show, the Independent Perspective.
New York State is exploring the opportunity to integrate addiction and mental health services to better meet the needs of all New Yorkers. YLAN submitted a comment about the proposed integration with feedback and recommendations from young people across the state.
After fifty years of people with disabilities fighting for an equal voice in issues affecting their lives, and equal access to opportunities, young people with… Read More »The newest Member of WNYIL’s Family of Agencies