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 (IDD). Advocacy and civic engagement are key tools which drive change and ensure that New York is responsive to the needs of diverse individuals with IDD 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.