Diversity and Cultural Competency in Self-Advocacy
Project Status: Active
Grantee: Self-Advocacy Association of New York (SANYS)
Funding Amount: $50,000 for one year
Grant Period: 10/2018 - 9/2019
WHY IS THIS NEEDED?
New York is one of the most diverse states in the U.S. Given New York’s diversity, there is a clear need to enhance our service delivery system’s ability to provide quality, culturally competent supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). Advocacy and civic engagement are key tools which drive change and ensure that New York is responsive to the needs of diverse individuals with ID/DD and their families.
HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP?
This grant will provide funding to increase the capacity of SANYS to engage diverse self-advocates across New York State.