People on general do not realize how much these cuts will hurt people with disabilities. The services OPWDD provides are essential to the quality of life of thousands.
i agree with u tom costello it hurts everyone
These cuts would hurt my family we depend on this income I am a disabled mom of 5 I had a career and I wound up very sick and had to have half of my pancreas removed at 38 and I also have 3 children that are autistic and need it . It's not fair that the government wants to take this from people that need it to survive .it needs to stop and the rich need to start helping out more they say there's all this extra money places so get it and put it into play for people that are disabled my children need more services and they can't get them .
sharalee the gov says we make to much money and we dont need us workers and they say we are middle class but we have hard time suportin our families
No more cuts! These proposed cuts should not even be a consideration! The most vulnerable individuals and families are at even greater risk of loss of services rather than having the ease, access, and available funding to fundamental services.
It's a political football. They threaten to cut something people want to get them to vote THEIR way. It's kinda like blackmail.
I cant believe what they want to cut to save money.I mean really? I can think of 10,000 things off the top of my head before doing this!
because they are rich and greedy, they don't care about anybody, but them.
So much more should be done for all the disabled in our country.
Depends what your definition of disability is
All I hear now is im a single Mom-I think that all those should have thought about that before-with over 40% children born to single parents the society has become burdened -and those who have put into the system are not able to reap the benefits
Besides the Tree hugging liberals voted these morons in go tell them
This is ridiculous, No More cuts I have a 10 year old daughter who is severely handicapped with a huge seizure disorder she is a total needs child. are the republicans really that ignorant. I am a single mom I cant afford to buy the things my daughter needs although she has the medicaid waiver program if they cut that and looses all her services. I don't know what it will do to this family and not to mention my daughters quality of life and her care. Republicans don't have a clue to how you...
This is ridiculous, No More cuts I have a 10 year old daughter who is severely handicapped with a huge seizure disorder she is a total needs child. are the republicans really that ignorant. I am a single mom I cant afford to buy the things my daughter needs although she has the medicaid waiver program if they cut that and looses all her services. I don't know what it will do to this family and not to mention my daughters quality of life and her care. Republicans don't have a clue to how you hurt people or do you? Are you all so greedy and heartless that you have to take from the handicapped and the poor and the elderly. How do you even sleep at night. probably just fine. No problem just keep live in your expensive houses eat you caviar go to your clubs, drive your fancy cars, use people less fortunate than yourself for your servers. keep the minimum wage at 7.25 hour just so you can keep kicking the lower and middle class in the teeth while you stomp on us all so you can have your ritzy parties private jets summer getaways. The economy Keeps going up up up minimum wage stays the same...hmmm can you squeeze a quarter out of a penny and so on. ( "Yeah Probably")Open your freak en eyes and help those who needs it. Stop punishing poor people or the less fortunate than you, for being just that POOR, You do nothing to try to help people get ahead and if by chance someone is able to get on their feet you find a way to knock them back down. Just what is the republicans afraid of some middle class person actually getting ahead. Don't worry us pions won't try to mingle with the rich boys. we wont taint your space but don't treat us like dirt under your feet. We are people too. I guess we the people all can't be rich. now can we. I guess.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151304496603203&l=2119904484365636002 This is what your cutting. progress
Sometimes it takes generations of a family just living on the basic necessities to become successful and reap those benefits. Yes most single Moms never make it out of poverty but dont blame others for poor choices-
These cuts should not even be a consideration........I'm sure the governor has never spent any time with a special needs child.... they teach us as adults the true meaning of kindness and love
So true Tom!
Tom is right these cuts should never even be considerated The Gov.knows better
The goverment is big business. If they don't get something back they would cancel all education. We pay for a better education than our children get. If a child needs special services by law they should get it, Onlhy if a parrent knows what to do and how many do. I am still fighting the fight for the needs of children in Brooklyn If Someone has a child with special needs in the 5 broughs get in touch wilth our public adbocate he helped me with a big problem within the board of education....
The goverment is big business. If they don't get something back they would cancel all education. We pay for a better education than our children get. If a child needs special services by law they should get it, Onlhy if a parrent knows what to do and how many do. I am still fighting the fight for the needs of children in Brooklyn If Someone has a child with special needs in the 5 broughs get in touch wilth our public adbocate he helped me with a big problem within the board of education. Someone once said to me don't you think that that child has enough services you should agree. I said take note, that I will quote you whenever I feel the need to show that your job isto make sure that the disabled get as few services as possible. District 22
Brooklyn N.Y. are out and out discrimitory judgemental employes of the Board of Education
Unless Governor Cuomo wants Willowbrook to open again, he should re-evaluate his budget cuts to OPWDD. (For those who are not familiar with that facility, search "Willowbrook disgrace" on You Tube.) This is how that atmosphere is created...the gradual erosion of mental health services budgets.
Please sign the petition. Here is what happens when budgets are continuously cut for people with disabilities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL2jgPiopxc
Yes this so true, and exactly what will happen...The government wants us solely dependent on them. And I am going to fight! My sister was in an institution for years. She has been living with us for 11 years, after my parents passed and goes to program during the day. I am in the process of getting my own respite house going. Because we know that the caregivers need a break. And also, who can take care of your loved ones , better than family!
Katie Hutchins I cound'nt have said it better myself ! God Bless you and your loved ones
Katie Hutchins thank god for people like you
Katie Hutchins , You are a true angel to the people who need it the most. Respite Care is so needed by the loving caregivers. There are never enough to help them rest, relax and regroup..
I work with these individuals every day. How will we continue to help them succeed and live valuable lives integrated in their communities. We are working with bare bones as it is how much more fat can we cut before these great things fall apart. Stop fraud find those loop holes we are doing great things for people do not take more away from them please.
My husband and I are ok, but we have many friends that need these services, we don't have the services, he has medicare, but he would give it up for others who really need it, he works on outside employment, but know there are others who can't or aren't able, he would work and give it up to others who really need it. I am not on any of these either, but I would support it and give to others too. We once belonged to Self-Advocacy, at one time, Please Governer Cuomo, don't cut these programs for these individuals.
More advocacy for spending other people's money. I know it is mean-spirited of me, but when we see serious needs like this we need to do whatever we can but not advocate taxing our neighbors for it. After all there is no end to the good things that could be done with our neighbor's money! Sorry to be so negative but we need to get serious about government spending.
i respect your opinion sir but the individuals we are advocating for have basic needs that are hard to meet with the funding they have now. Do you have a better suggestion as to how to meet their daily needs?
Mr. Lanfear: You should be ashamied of yourself We know not what the future holds and you, or someone you love may one day be on the receiving end of such assistance. I imagine your attitute will dramatically change then. For shame!!!
Duomo needs to re-evaluate the budget cuts know for our people
Opps I meant Cuomo
Cut all the legislators salary's and use there money