Friday, December 11, 2015

NYS Coming Up Short

Over the past four years, organizations supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — including autism — have undergone significant funding cuts as New York State resolves issues with the federal government regarding Medicaid. While the State of New York is responsible for the overcharges and misuse of these funds, private agencies like the Arc of Westchester have served as the “piggy bank” for New York to rectify these issues. Over the past few years, our organization has suffered reduction in funding in excess of $3 million, while we are expected to provide services for the growing needs among families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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