Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

Susan Constantino

President & CEO

COPA IN DC

On June 27, 2017 COPA participated in a Washington, DC lobbying effort with select members of the New York Congressional delegation to ensure they oppose the Senate’s latest health care proposal which would cut billions in federal Medicaid and health care funding to New York. Read More HERE

GOVERNOR CUOMO'S 2018-2019 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL HIGHLIGHTS

After a very quick look at the Governor's 2018-2019 New York State Budget proposal that was recently released, we have prepared some highlights of interest.

Click here to see Budget highlights of interest to COPA members.

Alliance of Long Island Agencies, Inc.

Seth Stein, Esq.

Executive Director & General Counsel

About Us
 

In 2016 five associations, representing more than 250 agencies providing supports and services for people with disabilities and their families, formed an organization to address legal and policy issues affecting people with disabilities and the organizations that provide the supports and services critical to their ability to live as independently as possible in their home communities.

The five associations – Alliance of Long Island Agencies, Inc. (ALIA), Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State (CP of NYS), the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of Western New York (DDAWNY), the InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC), and the New York Association of Emerging Multicultural Providers (NYAEMP) – provide supports and services to approximately 100,000 New Yorkers with disabilities – supporting two of every three people with developmental disabilities across the State.

COPA works collaboratively to ensure that laws and government policies at both the state and federal level provide the resources necessary to allow people with disabilities equal opportunities to live fulfilling and productive lives. COPA will work to raise awareness of critical issues, educate legislators about the effects of cuts in funding to supports and services and illustrate the effects of government actions that have reversed many of the gains made by people with disabilities and their families in the past 40 years.

The coalition focuses on policy initiatives and bureaucratic layers that have negative effects, such as those that add unnecessary levels of oversight, do not generate benefit for the people the programs support, or divert resources away from direct supports.
 
COPA identifies additional issues that create obstacles for people with disabilities and work collaboratively with families and other organizations with similar goals to end the policies preventing New York from living up to its mandated obligations to support people with disabilities and ensure that they are part of communities statewide.


COPA

3 Cedar Street Extension, Suite 2

Cohoes, NY  12047

518.436.0467

Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY

Rhonda Frederick

President


InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc.

Tom McAlvanah

Executive Director

New York Association of Emerging & Multicultural Providers, Inc.

Yvette Watts

Executive Director

June 20, 2017

First Annual

Human Resources Professionals Conference

For the Disability Provider Community

Saratoga Hilton Hotel

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Thank you to all those who attended this first annual event for making it a success!

Please help us make the next conference even better by filling out our

online EVALUATION FORM at the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2WKCHJS

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COPA Human Resources Professionals Conference A Success

     COPA's First Annual Human Resources Professionals Conference for the Disability Provider Community was

     attended by 125 human resources and other executives from organizations statewide that provide supports and

     services for people with disabilities. READ MORE HERE

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Speaker Presentations and Bios are Available by Clicking the Links Below.


Richard D. Landau- HOW THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD INFLUENCE LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW


Richard D. Landau- HOW TO GET WORKERS TO WORK: LEAVE ACCOMMODATION ISSUES


Erika M. Medina, Esq. - EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN - PROPER RECORDKEEPING


Erika M. Medina, Esq. - HOT TOPICS: HEALTH CARE REFORM  and  COMPARISON CHART ACA VS. AHCA


Amy Hewitt, Ph.D.- DIRECT SUPPORT WORKFORCE ISSUES: POLICY AND PRACTICE SOLUTIONS


Panel Discussion - BEST PRACTICES ON RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CHALLENGES

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April 24-25, 2018

Second Annual

Human Resources Professionals Conference

For the Disability Provider Community

Embassy Suites by Hilton Saratoga Springs

86 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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THANK YOU!

Thank you to all those who attended our second annual event for making it a success!
Please help us make the next conference even better by filling out our
online
EVALUATION FORM at the link below.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018COPAHRConf
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COPA HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
COPA's Second Annual Human Resources Professionals Conference for the Disability Provider Community was attended by 100 Human Resources and other executives from organizations statewide that provide supports and services for people with disabilities.

CLICK HERE FOR HIGHLIGHTS!

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Speaker Presentations and Bios are Available by Clicking the Links Below.

Richard D. Landau - SEXUAL HARASSMENT: THE ALLEGATIONS ARE SERIOUS SO YOUR INVESTIGATION MUST BE AS WELL 
(presentation not available)

Panel Members- DISCUSSION ON IMPLEMENTATION OF 3.25% INCREASES

Mike Alvaro/CP of NYS Presentation

Nathalia Berger/Heaven's Hands Community Services Presentation

Bethany Brown/Racker Presentation

Gary Dreyfuss & Roberta Koenigsberg/ADAPT Community Network Presentation


Elaine M. Angelo - HR & THE MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKPLACE

Jill Bergman- COPING WITH NY'S NEW PAID FAMILY LEAVE BENEFITS: ADDRESSING YOUR IMPLEMENTATION QUESTIONS

Megan O'Connor-Hebert & Sharon Devine - OPWDD WORKFORCE SHORTAGE ACTIVITIES


Melissa Zambri & Michael Sciotti - DO'S AND DON'TS - SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES


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This two-day conference brings together Human Resources Professionals from across the state

to discuss issues of highest concern in this time of change.


DAY 1:

We began at 1:00pm on April 24 with two afternoon sessions. 

There was a reception in the Embassy Suites at 5:30p,then enjoyed dinner in beautiful Saratoga Springs. 

DAY 2:

Began at 8:00am with the first of two morning sessions. 

After lunch at the Embassy Suites, we offered an afternoon session and concluded the day at 2:00pm.

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TOPICS INCLUDED:

* Sexual Harassment: The Allegations Are Serious, So Your Investigation Must Be As Well

* The Multi-Generational Workplace

* Do's and Don'ts - Social Media Policies

* Panel Discussion: How Agencies Are Implementing the 3.25% Increase

* Paid Family Leave

* OPWDD Workforce Shortage Activities

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AVAILABLE!

We are pleased to announce that the conference will be eligible for

up to 7.5 hours of HRCI credit, pending approval by the HRCI, and

up to 7.5 hours of SHRM PDC credit, pending approval by SHRM.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS