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Groups serving people with disabilities cope with state budget cuts

The state’s ongoing fiscal crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to temporary funding reductions for some cities and postponed planned pay raises...
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Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:50am
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Disability community advocate: 'We can’t warehouse humans'

Monday marked the 21 st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that allowed people with disabilities the right to live in their community and not be...
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Mon, 06/22/2020 - 1:36pm
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Golisano Foundation awards $416,000 to help agencies deal with COVID-19

The Golisano Foundation has awarded $416,000 to 11 organizations in western New York and southwest Florida in another round of grants designed to help...
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Mon, 06/22/2020 - 1:35pm
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Disability justice is part of the fight for racial equity, says advocate

When the pandemic reached Rochester, equity coordinator with the city government Luticha André Doucette says that she was concerned for her safety....
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Tue, 06/09/2020 - 2:15pm
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Rotary Sunshine Camp won't operate this summer

There will be no Rotary Sunshine Camp this year. Officials with the Rochester Rotary say that it was an emotional decision, but with the concerns about...
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Wed, 05/27/2020 - 6:37am
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COVID-19 presents new challenges for people with hearing loss

It’s an average day in the age of COVID-19. You wake up and get ready for work, don your face mask, and head to your job as a supermarket cashier. You...
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Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:36pm
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Golisano Foundation awards grants in response to pandemic

The Golisano Foundation announced Thursday that it is distributing $426,300 in a first round of COVID-19 response grants . Just over $400,000 will go to...
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Thu, 05/14/2020 - 1:18pm
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Advocates say next stimulus package must support people with disabilities

Many people with disabilities have been left behind during the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester. Some...
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Tue, 05/05/2020 - 5:38am
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Gillibrand says Congress should prioritize people with disabilities in next stimulus bill

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has co-written a letter to Congress calling for more protections for people with disabilities in the next coronavirus relief...
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Thu, 04/30/2020 - 2:31pm
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Pandemic can pose communication challenges for the deaf, hard of hearing

Imagine you’re in a busy hospital to be treated for COVID-19. The medical staff is overwhelmed, and things are happening quickly. You are deaf or hard...
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Fri, 04/17/2020 - 1:46pm
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