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Organizations committed to the civil rights and Freedom for all people living with disabilities

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.

Disability.gov
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.

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GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO RELEASES MARRIAGE EQUALITY MESSAGE
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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Bullying Prevention Program
The The World's foremost Bullying Prevention Program proven to reduce bullying behavior.

Mirror Images logoMirror Images DVDThe DVD series geared towards helping people understand the challenges and promise of diversity in America.

Diversity Done Right logoDiversity Done RightDiversity Done Right with the ground-breaking Mirror Images series as its centerpiece, are participant centered, unifying, experiential and designed for maximum impact with measurable results.

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Memoirs of Motherhood: Connecting Through Our Stories
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Bridges to Justice: Connecting through Our Stories
Every other Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm
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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.
Free Citizenship Classes: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 631-654-4700 ext 248
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