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5/22/2012 4:16:35 PM

5-22-12 CP News Volume 18 - Issue #6

An HTML version of the 5-22-12 CP News can be found HERE.

Volume #18 – Issue #6

GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES REGULATIONS

 

Pursuant to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 38, “new regulations to limit executive compensation and administrative costs at state-funded providers” were issued on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.  Secretary to the Governor Larry Schwartz, Special Counsel Jeremy Creelan and InterAgency Coordinator Fran Barrett announced the new regulations at a press conference.  Governor Cuomo was not at the announcement as he was in Syracuse for the Briefing on the “Protection for People with Special Needs Act.” 

The proposed regulations cover providers that receive more than $500,000 in state support each year and receive at least 30% of their annual funding from the state.  Thirteen state agencies, including OPWDD and DOH have posted their draft proposed regulations on their web pages.

OPWDD regulations are available at:

http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/regulations_guidance/opwdd_regulations/limits_on_administrative_expenses_and_exec_compensation

DOH regulations are available at:

http://w3.health.state.ny.us/dbspace/propregs.nsf/4ac9558781006774852569bd00512fda/fe1abd5a1b78ad8585257a00005afe2e?OpenDocument

 

-Barbara Crosier

 

 

CP of NYS SUPPORTS ACT TO PROTECT VULNERABLE NEW YORKERS

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State strongly supports the Protection of People with Special Needs Act which is expected to pass both Houses of the Legislature by the end of the legislative Session on June 21st.  The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 but the Assembly has not yet introduced the bill.  The Assembly is carefully reviewing the bill and there are negotiations between the two Houses and the Governor’s Office on some changes that need to be made prior to the legislation becoming law.    CP of NYS is extremely supportive of the overall proposal but has a few technical concerns that we agree should be addressed before the bill becomes statute.

The CP of NYS Memorandum of Support can be found at the link below.

http://www.cpofnys.org/Libraries/Legislative_Issues/Protection_of_People_w_Special_Needs.sflb.ashx

-Barbara Crosier

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT INSTITUTE IS SEEKING TOPIC SUGGESTIONS.

The upcoming Employment Institute on July 17 & 18, 2012 is a collaboration among 17 associations which aims to bring together approximately 200 professionals. Suggestions for topics are being requested and Sheri Muth of Jawonio has volunteered to gather topics from the CP of NYS Family of Affiliates.

The NY Inclusive Stakeholder Workgroup is planning a conference session for the Institute, a collaborative conference supported by the majority of the trade organizations in New York State in all aspects of employment, including CP of NYS.

 

PLEASE SEND THE LIST OF 3-5 TOPICS your organization feels best represents the issues your organization would like to hear about at this event.

Please email your suggestions to [email protected].

 

-Tom Hamel

 

DAVIS OF CP OF WESTCHESTER NAMED NYS DSP OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Michael Davis of Cerebral Palsy of Westchester in Rye Brook on being named the 2012 Direct Support Professional of the Year for New York State by the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). “Cerebral Palsy of Westchester is proud of Michael Davis’ recognition,” said Linda Kuck, Executive Director. "This honor is a reflection of Michael’s commitment to supporting people with disabilities and the quality of services provided by Cerebral Palsy of Westchester."

Read the entire article here. http://nynp.biz/May1612.html

-Al Shibley

 

 

UCPN PRINCIPAL RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

Diane Berger, Principal of the Children's Learning Center (CLC) at United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County, Inc. (ucpn) has been selected as a recipient of the Long Island Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Outstanding Leadership Award. The award recognizes her exceptional contributions that have advanced the lives of children with special needs at the Children's Learning Center of ucpn. Dee, as she is known to friends and colleagues, was recognized at a May 11 dinner event at Molloy College. 

The 200 member faculty of CLC serves 250 children from the ages of 18 months to 21 years who have various disabilities.  Dee has worked tirelessly over the years with the CLC staff to create programs and policies that enhance the educational opportunities for students and positively impact the lives of the faculty, staff, students and their families.

The Council for Exceptional Children debuted a video about Dee and the CLC at the dinner and ucpn Executive Director Robert McGuire spoke at the event attended by more than a dozen members of ucpn staff.

-Al Shibley

Dee Berger Wins CEC Leadership Award

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