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March 2022 

Right now, there are two important ways you can advocate for children with disabilities in New York State. Share your support for:
  1. The Tuition Parity Bill. Call Governor Hochul’s Office at (518) 474-8390 and let her know you’d appreciate her support of the Tuition Parity Bill S6516/A.8013. By doing so, you’re letting her know children have a right to equitable funding with public schools, to be taught by certified special education teachers, and have a right to free and appropriate education as mandated by federal law.
  2. Increased State Investment in Services Supporting Children and Adults With Developmental DisabilitiesClick here to send an email to Governor Hochul, your state senator and assembly member — ensuring they know you support an 11% Human Services Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) and provisions such as special education schools receiving and keeping promised investments in the final budget.
Thank you for your advocacy and continued support.
*Adapted from materials shared by Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State


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