Thursday, July 28, 2011
SibsNY has attended some information sessions and this is SCARY stuff!!! We can all deal with cuts here and there and we can tighten the belt, but we've already had loads of cuts and these new cuts are going to SEVERELY, SEVERELY alter the quality of life for our family members and friends.
Check out their blog: http://blog.thearc.org/2011/07/20/possible-medicaid-cuts-and-what-you-can-do/ and ACT NOW!
Letters and phone calls from family members are soooo affective (advice from a previous Congressman).
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council
Due to significant proposed cuts to Medicaid the services that people
with developmental disabilities and their families receive are in
"The Future for People with Special Needs is Happening Now"
"Join our efforts to preserve New York State's service model"
Your influence is important and your help is crucial!
"People First Grassroots Effort" Information Session
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
College of Staten lsland/Center for the Arts (1P)
2800 Victory Blvd. SI, NY
Make informed decisions ... Come to learn:
How Medicaid provides essential services enabling your child,
sibling, friend and neighbor enjoy a full and rewarding life
How the proposed 1115 Medicaid Waiver will dramatically change this
How recent and proposed budget cuts are unraveling forty years of
How you can have a voice. No Voice! No Choice!
For more information, or to RSVP, please contact the Council office at (718) 983-5276,
Friday, July 22, 2011
Book discussion on “The Way Things Look to Me” by Roopa Farooki
Wednesday, September 21 from 7-8:30pm
Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library location
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
For those who prefer to borrow than buy their books, you can find a copy of the book at your local library - http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/651912965
And if you're buying the book from Amazon, you can support the Sibling Support Project via their store - http://astore.amazon.com/thesibsuppro-20
Looking forward to seeing you in September! Enjoy reading!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Looking for new literature to read (and a fun a meetup) that is Sibling related? One of our Siblings has recommended "The Way Things Look to Me" by Roopa Farooki.
Someone else who enjoyed reading it is Carrie Banks, a librarian at Brooklyn Public Library, that organized one of our two-day sibshop training recently.
She thought it would be a good idea to have a book discussion on it!! And to create a fun evening with Siblings!!
Save the date: Wednesday, September 21 at 7pm. More details to come so STAY TUNED and get reading! ;-)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Fancy meeting new siblings living in New York? We're getting together August 22nd for Trivia Night and would love to see you there! Get ready for Stump Trivia on 8/22! We will gather as a team for a trivia showdown against the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (the MA version of sibsNY). They will be meeting in Massachusetts for their own Trivia night. We will meet at 8 p.m. at Whiskey Town, 29 East 3rd St. (b/t 2nd & Bowery) http://whiskeytownbar.com/. Trivia starts promptly at 8:30. Please let us know if you will attend, as head count is important! Please contact Emily Holl who is making the reservations. Emily.Holl@yai.org
Hope to see you there!!