Individual and Systems Advocacy

What is Systems Advocacy?

Influencing and changing legislation, public policy and practices in ways that will benefit people with physical, sensory, psychiatric and developmental disabilities as a group within society.

 What are the priority issues?

  • Health Care
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Civil Rights
  • Election Reform
  • Transportation
  • Funding

What are the Goals?

  • Improving the quality of life for all people with disabilities and their families.
  • Removing barriers and opposing all forms of systemic segregation.
  • Promoting full community integration and equal participation in every aspect of society.

What is the FLIC Systems Advocacy Team?

We are a network of local volunteers dedicated to making change through advocacy and action  in regards to disability related issues.  We are Part of the larger Statewide Systems Advocacy Network (SSAN) funded and supported by the NY Association on Independent Living.

How do I Join the FLIC Systems Advocacy Team?

Contact: Jeff Boles  jeff@fliconline.org

Good Sources of New York State disability legislative advocacy:

Mental
Health Association in New York State: MHANYS.org
New
York Association on Independent Living: ILNY.org
New
York Association on Psychiatric Rehabilitation: NYAPRS.org

National Resources

National
Council on Disability: NCD.gov
National
Council on Independent Living: NCIL.org
 

NYS Senate, Assembly and Governor:
 www.nysenate.gov
 www.assembly.state.ny.us
 www.governor.ny.gov

Good Sources of New York State disability legislative advocacy:

Mental Health Association in New York State: MHANYS.org
New York Association on Independent Living: ILNY.org
New York Association on Psychiatric Rehabilitation: NYAPRS.org

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