Tony Mesa
Tony Mesa

Is our money we pay for this, there is lots people that deepen on this help.

Patrick Harding
Patrick Harding

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.

Patrick Harding
Patrick Harding
  • Patrick Harding

Please sign the petition. Here is what happens when budgets are continuously cut for people with disabilities. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL2jgPiopxc

Katie Hutchins
Katie Hutchins
  • Patrick Harding

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!

Frankie Nevarez
Frankie Nevarez
  • Patrick Harding

Katie Hutchins I cound'nt have said it better myself ! God Bless you and your loved ones

Laura Jaskier
Laura Jaskier
  • Patrick Harding

Katie Hutchins thank god for people like you

Kenny Williams
Kenny Williams
  • Patrick Harding

Signed

Michele Lennon
Michele Lennon
  • Patrick Harding

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..

Betty Schwartz Dowling
Betty Schwartz Dowling
  • Patrick Harding

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

Lorraine Willkomm
Lorraine Willkomm

CUOMO,the government I'm sure never spent time w/a special needs

Joyce Dibble
Joyce Dibble

The needs of these special people should not be taken away. Let the government give up all their free money.

Ellen Feldman
Ellen Feldman

Thank you to all that have already signed this petition. Please continue to help this go viral. Please send to others you think will care about stopping these proposed budget cuts. We are bringing this petition to Albany, on Monday March 11, and will send again to the Governor on March 18th.

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.

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