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May 2021

 

 

State Budget Mixed Bag For PWD

Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently signed a $212 billion New York state budget for fiscal year 2021-2022, which includes some increases that will fund programs for the disabled, but also excludes or underfunds several other key initiatives that advocates have been pushing for.


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Prosthetic Device Bill Reintroduced

Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill,) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Reps. G.K. Butter- field (D-N.C.) and Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) have reintroduced the Access to Assistive Technology and Devices for Americans Study Act or the Triple A Study Act (S.1089/H.R.2461).

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DRA Creates Prentiss Justice Award

Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) has established the Edith Prentiss Disability Justice Award to be bestowed annually on a disability justice advocate who demonstrates the same fire, passion, knowledge and relentlessness that made Edith Prentiss such an impactful voice for people with disabilities.

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Carr Massi, Activist & Leader, Turns 90

By Bruce Pandolfo

This month brings a new decade for disability activist Carr Massi who will celebrate her 90th birthday May 2.

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See These Stories and More in This Edition of Able

Commissioner Calise


State Budget Passes


Prentiss Honored


Wage Bill Introduced


Carr Massi


Quality of Care Lacking