An AHRC self-advocate poses with the Self Advocacy Association-New York State "Self-Advocacy Agency of the Year" award.
An AHRC self-advocate poses with the Self Advocacy Association-New York State “Self-Advocacy Agency of the Year” award.

One of the best ways to get involved with us is by lending your voice.
AHRC Nassau and NYSARC originated through advocacy efforts. It is thanks to the efforts of supporters, family members and individuals themselves fighting for the rights of people with developmental disabilities that the service model is what it is today.

However, the fight is ongoing and the services that AHRC and many other agencies throughout New York State provide are constantly facing budget cuts.  Make sure to sign up for our e-mail alerts to stay informed on legislative issues.

Click here to view a list of your Nassau County State Senators.
Click here to view a list of your Nassau County Assembly Members.
You can also view the county legislature by clicking here.


action-alert-logo2PLEASE TELL GOVERNOR CUOMO NOT TO FORGET US!

Everyone needs to CALL OR WRITE the Governor and your Senator, Assembly member today!  Act NOW or it will be too late!  The Governor’s Budget amendments will be out next week!

Governor Cuomo has proposed a $15 minimum wage for all but he failed to put funding in for Direct Support Professionals, special education staff and other low wage workers whose rate is set by the State.  He must fund his proposed minimum wage increase in his budget amendments.  Staff who support people with disabilities deserve an increase along with the $15 Minimum Wage!  Take Action Now!

View AHRC’s recent advocacy effort in celebration of 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act