Lobby Day 2017

This year under the COPA banner and together with NYSARC, IAC members lobbied for key issues that

impact on services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Check out photos taken during the lobby efforts which occurred on Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, March 1, 2017.


IAC Education Executive Directors and Education Directors met with Christopher Suriano, Assistant Commissioner for Special Education for the New York State Education Depatment on March 1st.  Given all the smiling faces, it looks like the meeting was a positive one!

Tuesday night at the Hilton, our new Executive Director, Tom McAlvanah, rallied the crowd!  Now, what did he say about talking in the elevator?


Senator Ortt provided signs throughout the LOB in support of the event and spoke to Lobby Day attendees before they left to meet with their legislative representatives.  Thanks for the signage, Senator Ortt!

Governor Cuomo, did you get the message?

Staff, family members, and self-advocates all joined together to make sure their concerns were heard by their legislators!





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