Advocacy Your Voice Matters!

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Take Action

Join ACLD in advocating for children and adults with autism, learning and developmental disabilities. Together we can fight harmful budget cuts and service transformations that may impact how we fulfill our mission.

For a complete list of elected officials to contact, see below. 

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Self Advocacy

ACLD is committed to promoting advocacy and empowerment throughout the agency. We understand this begins at the most foundational level with people we support taking an active role in their own person-centered planning process and spans the continuum where people supported and their families are active members of our governing body. At every level, people are supported to express their voices and get involved in all areas of the agency to help ACLD meet its goals and mission.

New Alerts

NYDA 2024-25 BUDGET PRIORITIES Click here to read about the budget priorities laid out by New York Disability Advocates (NYDA)

PBS: DISABILITY REFRAMED What’s behind the shortage of workers who support people with disabilities

December 20, 2023

watch now

ONE-CLICK CALL TO CONGRESS Call on Congress to Recognize Direct Support Professionals!

Contacts for Advocacy

New York State Governor

Kathy Hochul


Email Governor Hochul


New York State Comptroller

Thomas P. DiNapoli


Email Comptroller DiNapoli


New York State Senate Majority Leader

Andrea Stewart-Cousins


Email Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins


New York State Assembly Speaker

Carl E. Heastie


Email Speaker Heastie

New York State Finance Committee Chair

Senator Liz Kreuger


Email Senator Krueger


New York State Assembly Majority Leader

Crystal D, Peoples-Stokes


Email Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes


New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair

Helen E. Weinstein


Email Assemblywoman Weinstein


New York State OPWDD Acting Commissioner

Willow Bear


Email Acting Commissioner Bear's Office