The Arc New York is aggressively advocating for New York State to reverse years of underfunding and invest in services and supports for its citizens with I/DD.
We are calling on state leaders to include the following requests in the 2045-25 New York State Budget:
- A 3.2% Cost of Living Adjustment to help compensate for rising costs due to inflation, and
- A Direct Support Wage Enhancement to provide permanent increases for DSP wages and help stabilize our Workforce
We need YOUR voice in this fight. Learn more and get resources to strengthen your advocacy below.
To support your budget advocacy efforts, The Arc New York has created an updated resource package, including shareable information sheets and talking points.
The Workforce Advocacy Toolkit offers resources to support local engagement with elected leaders, media, and the wider community as we work together to advocate for solutions to the escalating workforce crisis.
If the Governor wants to better support New Yorkers with I/DD, she needs to listen to them, and to the people who deliver the services they rely on.
Keep up to date on budget news with our Advocacy Updates!
The Arc New York is an active member of New York Disability Advocates, a coalition of provider agencies across the state, working to advocate in partnership for New Yorkers with I/DD.
Please note, the information and resources featured on this website are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.