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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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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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Miracle League of Westchester 2018

Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale NY was the site for Miracle League again this summer. The League is sponsored by Westchester Recreation and Parks Program.

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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2018

Opengate joins the nation in recognizing the hard work and service of DSPs during the annual National Direct Support Professional Week, September 9-15, 2018.  In addition to their dedication, compassion, and skills, they fulfill a critical role in the lives of the vulnerable people who need them most.

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Thank You, Dr. Amy Ruppmann

When faced with the overwhelming task of securing support services for an individual with disabilities, parents and/or caregivers often are not completely equipped for the long and arduous process.

Opengate staff member, Dr. Amy Ruppmann, recently assisted a neighboring family who reached out to us for help applying for Medicaid Waiver service.

As you can see by the following letter, Amy was able to step in before the family became disheartened by all that is required.

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