Welcome to Downstate New York ADAPT

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ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action to assure freedom and civil rights for our people. Our chapter consists of activists across New York City and Long Island, as well as Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Westchester, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.


Follow our DNY blog to get the latest updates on our community and advocacy.

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Check out our calendar page to see what we’re up to & join us!

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What we do

Interested in hearing more about what we do? Head over to our advocacy page.

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An Update on the #SaveNYSHomeCare Campaign

Dear ADAPT community, State leaders, and our allies:  We are grateful and excited to announce that we have the backing of the NYS Senate in our #SaveNYSHomeCare campaign, as they included in their one-house budget the Repeal & Restore bill (S.5028A) to repeal the stricter home care eligibility requirements in order to save home care…

DNY ADAPT’s Official 2022-23 Budget Position Statement

Re: 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health February 8th, 2022 These comments are submitted on behalf of Downstate New York ADAPT, a chapter of the nation’s largest grassroots, non-hierarchical community of disabled people that fight for the right to live and fully participate in the community. We are not a provider organization, we are a coalition of…

DNY ADAPT 2021 NYS Budget Position Statement

March 22nd, 2021 In response to the Senate and the Assembly’s proposed 2021 New York State Budget, Downstate New York (DNY) ADAPT releases the following position statement.  As we have previously submitted in written testimony to the Budget Hearings, DNY ADAPT supports the inclusion of A.226 Medicaid Global Cap repealer, S.5374/A.6329 Fair Wages bill, and…

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