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You may be worried about where you are going to live and how you are going to support yourself, among other things. There may be things you are not thinking about, but should be. This section to be better prepared for this next phase of your life.
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Vaccine Education Webinar
VaxFactsDDNY and the Autism Society Habilitation Organization (ASHO) are hosting a Bengali/English vaccine education webinar for people with IDD and their families on Thursday, August 12th at 7:30pm. Dr. Vincent Siasoco is the featured speaker and ASHO will provide simultaneous interpretation.
New York State Office for New Americans
In recognition of Disability Pride Month, and the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Office for New Americans is announcing the publication and distribution of Voyage, a free multi-lingual resource book designed to help new Americans families celebrate their children’s growth and development, identify the signs of disabilities and get help and support for their children early if they need it. This book was developed by the ONA Ramirez June Initiative to support new American families with young children.
Partnership to End Addiction
You’ve just received an opioid prescription for your teenager. On the one hand, you may think, “If my doctor prescribed this, it must be safe.” There are obviously times when such medications are needed, helpful and should be taken. On the other hand, you may be worried about just how risky it is for your child to take opioids.
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
Child Care Stabilization Grants Coming Soon!
Child care providers, funding is coming soon to help you recover from the COVID-19 pandemic! All you will have to do is complete the application and meet the eligibility requirements. The application is fast, simple, and will automatically calculate your grant amount.
The NYS Council on Children and Families (CCF) is partnering with the NYS Education Department's Office of Early Learning to convene the annual P-3 Summer Institute
This event will be held virtually. Presentations will be published each Thursday from July 22 - August 12, 2021. Once published, participants may register and view them at any time.
Policies Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH) Learning Community
Deadline: July 30, 2021
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is excited to launch our Policies Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH) Learning Community. This year-long Learning Community will bring stakeholders together to advance policy and systems-change implementation that reimagines youth and young adult mental health systems.
Parents/Caregivers: 5 Minute Survey on Covid-19 Vaccines for Children
Do you have a child with a disability under the age of 18?
Children 12 years and older can get a Covid-19 vaccine now. Soon, younger children will be able to get a vaccine.
The VaxFactsDDNY Project, in collaboration with the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, wants to hear your thoughts on Covid-19 vaccines for children. It will only take 5 minutes of your time!
Please fill out and/or share the Child Vaccine Perception Survey here in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Bengali, or ASL: Click Here
Earlier this year, the American Rescue Plan passed and ushered in a historic one-year expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that has the power to significantly boost income security, reduce child poverty, advance racial equity, and create a public investment for the good of all children. Families will get up to $250 or $300 per child up to 17 years of age. This is a transformational benefit. Monthly payments are slated to begin this week.
Hunger Solutions New York
Summer 2021 is here! Kids and teens age 18 and under can get free, healthy meals at sites across the state through USDA's Summer Food Service Program. Visit SummerMealsNY.org to learn more and access outreach resources to promote summer meals.
Permanent Block of Public Charge
Rule Ensures that Immigrants Can Access
Critical Nutrition Programs
Starting immediately the 2019 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) public charge rule that kept immigrants and their families from accessing public benefits, including SNAP, is no longer in effect.
Have you or your family lost income recently?
You may be eligible for programs that help you get the food you need.
Get information on applying for SNAP and WIC during the COVID-19 outbreak, and learn how we can help.
Community partners: For the 2.2 million people living in NYS households who struggle against hunger, COVID-19 presents unique challenges. As more schools, child care centers, and meal sites are impacted, additional families may lose access to the programs that improve their nutrition, health, and well-being. Hunger Solutions New York is working to provide updates on the operation of federal nutrition assistance programs that can help schools, community organizations, and families mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on the food security of low-income people.
We work to promote and maximize participation in key federal nutrition assistance programs.
As a statewide organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, our mission is more important than ever. Keep updated on developments.