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    Now More Than Ever, New Yorkers with Disabilities
    Urge Legislators to "MAKE THE CHANGE"

    Betty Napoli knows the importance of "MAKE THE CHANGE" all too well.

    "I was told when I was growing up with a disability that I wasn't going to go places in my life, and that's heartbreaking," she said. "But if you keep fighting and let your voice be heard, you're going to find employment, you're going to be somebody. You're going to be able to vote and have a voice."

    Today, she's a happy, successful Preferred Source worker in electronic document preparation at eBizDocs. Betty was among more than 150 New Yorkers with disabilities, family members and disability advocates raising their voices in a collective "MAKE THE CHANGE" rally cry during a June 14 event at the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Albany. More...

    Mobilizing Student Engineers to Change Lives: CREATE Symposium Produces Real-Life Technologies - and Emotion

    Anthony Castro, a student engineer at the University at Albany, was visibly emotional as he thanked NYSID for an "incredible experience" at the fourth annual CREATE Symposium. Just an hour before, the UAlbany team bellowed in victory when proclaimed winner of the $5,000 third-place prize for its invention. Anthony was also the guest student speaker during the Symposium's media event, and appeared in two TV news stories on Spectrum News and NEWS10 ABC about CREATE that aired prior to the Symposium, so the whole experience stretched him even beyond his engineering skills. More...

    is a grassroots campaign across New York State to
    modernize the Preferred Source legislation.

    Endorse the online letter here and join over 1,800 individuals who have previously signed: www.makethechange-ny.com

    Why make the change?

    Help combat a 70% unemployment rate for people with disabilities, and learn more about NYSID’s growing movement to expand Preferred Source employment opportunities.