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SANYS Conference 2018

Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) hosts the annual statewide conference to allow self- advocating people with disabilities to come together to learn, network, and become motivated with new ideas.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP) Staffing Shortage Continues

According to the BFair2DirectCare recent advocacy report of 2017 data, the turnover and vacancy rate for DSPs is at a crisis level and continues to rise due to funding for a living wage increase.

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Opengate’s Golden Jubilee – 50 Years of Progress

Fifty years ago people with intellectual and developmental disabilities had few options for opportunity and progress, and often were housed in institutions or schools with deplorable conditions. Involved parents intervened in 1969 and began writing Opengate’s 50-year history. They took a stand, not only for the rights of their own children, but for all individuals with disabilities who deserve to be a valuable part of their communities.

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Employee of the Month, October 2018

Congratulations to Nadine Jones for being selected Employee of the Month! Currently a Direct Support Professional working at the Bernstein IRA, Nadine Jones has been employed with Opengate approximately 4 years. Nadine’s fellow employees report that she’s very professional and

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Employee of the Month, September 2018

Congratulations to Richard Johnson for being selected   Employee of the Month!

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