Alison Vasco
Alison Vasco

Please sign this worthy petition!!!

Angela Swank
Angela Swank

I have worked with mentally disabled for 17 yrs. and this cut is ridiculous! There are soo many other places I'm sure the gov't could find to cut..but just like NY, it cuts from the bottom, not the top again! these people do not deserve this!

Teresa Rogers-Stump
Teresa Rogers-Stump

I have ALREADY BEEN DENIED AFTER 3 SURGERIES AND 14 years of CHRONIC PAIN all because, I was honest and kept thinking I would get better, when I realized I wouldn't and I really needed it , for lack of points. I did not even know about this. You seem to have to be an attorney just to even get it. I have a lifetime of being penniless to look forward too. Really makes ya want to jump out of bed and the greet every day with a smile. (That would be of course if I could jump, or smile for that...

I have ALREADY BEEN DENIED AFTER 3 SURGERIES AND 14 years of CHRONIC PAIN all because, I was honest and kept thinking I would get better, when I realized I wouldn't and I really needed it , for lack of points. I did not even know about this. You seem to have to be an attorney just to even get it. I have a lifetime of being penniless to look forward too. Really makes ya want to jump out of bed and the greet every day with a smile. (That would be of course if I could jump, or smile for that matter) They have already made a mockery of this system. I was told by my pain management Dr yesterday that he would give me more med for the pain, but then I would be over the Work Comp "guidelines" (would love to know who made those) and that they could take all pain med away forever and for good. I wish someone could explain to me how this is not BREACH of contract. I signed a contract for lifetime care...but I don't get enough care and never will. I have seen an AME DR twice and he has said give her her med and what she needs , she is in pain. ( I was told his is the final word) Apparently NOT TRUE! They make the rule up as they go along, while I dutifully jump through every hoop put in front of me. How can they do this to people? REALLY...How can they? They have turned a nice loving person into an bitter angry (but still loving thank GOD) person.

Linda Attreed
Linda Attreed

cutting these services would be a tremendous disservice to both the recipients of service and their caregivers who work so hard- 24-7 to help them lead a decent life. Without the aid, thousands will suffer needlessly.

Roberta Vendetti
Roberta Vendetti

The budget cuts would really hit hard for the special individuals that were have the pleasure to meet and work with. Reconsideration of these cuts is absolutely necessary! I am thinking that if Governor Cuomo had a family member with DD this may not even be considered.

Lisa Beth Bowen Stickle

AS a parent who's child receives services, from OPWDD and who lives in Coarc's supported apartment program I don't know where she would be today without this funding, other people will not get these chances , and that is unfair.These are innocent people that have feelings , and needs just like you , and me.Sorry you need to look at other ways of cutting money, maybe salary cuts in the government.There has to be a way we just took a cut in the year 2011, and lost so much then , where we these...

AS a parent who's child receives services, from OPWDD and who lives in Coarc's supported apartment program I don't know where she would be today without this funding, other people will not get these chances , and that is unfair.These are innocent people that have feelings , and needs just like you , and me.Sorry you need to look at other ways of cutting money, maybe salary cuts in the government.There has to be a way we just took a cut in the year 2011, and lost so much then , where we these people go , and what level of care will they receive with these cuts.

Noelle Chirichigno
Noelle Chirichigno

We can do this ...LETS GO!!!

Janice Williams
Janice Williams

Why would you cut the people who already have less of a good life than most people? Don't they suffer enough already? You should be ashamed of yourself!

Lisa VanBramer
Lisa VanBramer

Agencies already have a hard time getting staff it will be worse if the government cuts the budget. Many consumers need one on one intervention to learn how to integrate into the community more independently. Focus will switch to only basic daily living skills instead.

Ann Williams Rose
Ann Williams Rose

Make cuts to the prisoners, not the disabled. The disabled deserve to be help, they did not choose this life the prisoners choose theirs.

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