You’re Invited to:
The New York
State Assembly
Legislative Disabilities
Awareness Day
Monday, May 17, 2010

Co-Hosted By:

Speaker Sheldon Silver

Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb

Michael J. Cusick, Chair
Task Force on
People with Disabilities

Felix Ortiz, Chair
The Committee on Mental Health

Tom McKevitt, Ranking Minority Member
The Committee on Mental Health

For more information, contact 518-455-4592

Dear Friend,

We are very excited to be sponsoring the New York State Assembly’s Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day (LDAD), which will be held in Albany on Monday, May 17, 2010. Exhibitors will commence set-up at 8:00 am and the Opening Ceremony will begin at 10:00 am.

Disabilities Awareness Day allows us to inform members of the Assembly and their staffs on important issues while striving to highlight the accomplishments of advocates and persons with disabilities. We also make a tremendous effort to inform attendees of the latest services, programs and technology available.

LDAD consists of many exciting events, to which we welcome New York’s disability community and its advocates, members of the Assembly and honored guests. We will be hosting an exhibitor fair and two seminars on issues of interest to people with disabilities throughout the day. Also, a package of legislation that takes into consideration the concerns of disability advocates will be on the floor of the Assembly. We hope that you will join us.

Also, please remember to bring a valid photo ID and leave yourself enough time to navigate the security devices. If you have any questions, please call the Task Force office at 518-455-4592. We hope to see you on May 17th.


Michael J. Cusick
Task Force on People with Disabilities
Tom McKevitt
Ranking Minority Member
Committee on Mental Health
Felix Ortiz
Committee on Mental Health

Schedule of Events
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Setup for Exhibitors
The Well of the Legislative Office Building (LOB)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Opening Ceremony and Presentation of Awards
The Well of the LOB

Opening Remarks are expected to be made by:

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Elementary School Poster Contest Exhibit
The Well of the LOB

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art Exhibit
Hallway between LOB and Concourse

10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Exhibitor Fair
The Well and Third Floor Terrace of the LOB

Several organizations that serve people with disabilities will be present to distribute information about the products, programs, technology and services they provide and to answer questions.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Seminar One - Registration Recommended
Hearing Room C, LOB

“Successful Advocacy Techniques:
How to Impact State Government”

Barbara Bartoletti, Legislative Director,
League of Women Voters of New York State

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
The Well of the LOB

Remarks are expected to be made by:

A selection of deli meats, salads and beverages will be served for LDAD participants to enjoy.

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminar Two - Registration Recommended
Hearing Room C, LOB

“Recent Developments on the Federal Community
Choice Act and the Community First Choice Option and
How They Will Impact New York State”

The Center for Disability Rights

2:00 pm (tentative)
Assembly Chamber

A package of resolutions and legislative measures that is reflective of the concerns of the disability community will be considered by the Assembly on the floor.

Please call 518-455-4592 if you wish to register
for either of the seminars.

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Assembly, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Assembly facilities and activities.
New York State Assembly
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