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February 26, 2024 - Albany Legislative Day/Student Empowerment Day

  • February 26, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Albany - Capital Building & Empire State Plaza

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Calling all college students and allies, We need YOU!!!  

Support for funding students with disabilities in Post-secondary education

student empowerment day Save the Date Invitation.pdf 

Please join NYSDSC from across the state of New York at Empire State Plaza Convention Center, in Albany to show unity and a clear message that people with disabilities are involved and an important part of Higher Educational institutions. 

Team Leaders/Chaperones... Sign up here and show up for a rally on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in Albany Empire State Plaza Legislative Office Building "Well" area. Sign up to be included in the day’s events. This registration will provide emails and information for the day and counts for food. Those that register will receive monthly requests for zoom meetings to learn more information.

Toolkit for Colleges:

Agenda  TBA

February 26th Lobby tips.docx

Reasons to Attend

Student proactive letter to legislators for them to "SAVE THE DATE"

More information to come. Come back frequently!!

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 Alt text: SIGN UP to help plan our February 26, 2024 student empowerment day in Albany, NY. Information provided by New York State Disability Services Council. To register and for more information please go to https://www.nysdsc.org/event-5476779

We need more support for increased disability education for faculty and staff and additional programs to assist students with disabilities in higher education. Currently there is 4M for a total of $42.55 per student for students with disabilities in higher education for all of the sectors (CUNY, SUNY, Independent, and Proprietary Colleges) which is greatly appreciated. However, the ask is for an additional 11M for a total of 15M for the 2024-2025 annual budget year. Numbers continue to grow and last year 94,735 self disclosed in NY colleges. With the support of NYSED, a proposal to request funds for "Enhanced Supports" is happening. 

Students who wish to attend and want student to student connections, you  are encouraged to contact either of these respective student leaders below to help to coordinate:

Toolkit for Legislators:


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