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Advocating Change Together
A non-profit disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities, committed to freedom, equality, and justice for all people with disabilities.

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the country's largest cross-disability membership organization, organizes the disability community to be a powerful voice for change – politically, economically, and socially. AAPD was founded in 1995 to help unite the diverse community of people with disabilities, including their family, friends and supporters, and to be a national voice for change in implementing the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Disabled American Veterans
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.
Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits.

The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc., (DREDF)
The leading national law and policy center in disability civil rights. DREDF was founded in 1979 by a unique alliance of adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities.

SAMHSA'S National Mental Health Information Center
This Web site is a component of the (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Information Network.


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today released a new video message about the need to extend marriage equality to all New Yorkers.
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The The World's foremost Bullying Prevention Program proven to reduce bullying behavior.

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Mark your calendar for a food and beverage celebration of the highest caliber as several top chefs prepare their award-winning signature dishes right in front of your eyes. This open-style presentation will feature a sumptuous array of tasting stations with suggested Thanksgiving appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts with an ethnic flair. Best of all, these culinary artists will divulge their secrets for serving up fine cuisine celebrated with a sense of occasion.
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