Author Archive | Joe Rappaport

Community Health Workers

BCID_outreach_English flyerDownload Do you have a disability or chronic condition? Would you like the support of a peer? These are tough times, and we all need help getting through them. The Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled’s Community Health Worker Program can offer the support you need, citywide. Our Community Health Workers (CHWs) are… read more →

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This checklist offers a basic overview of how your campaign can include disabled New Yorkers. However, it is not intended to be comprehensive, and we’ve included links below that you can use to make your campaign as inclusive as possible.  (For additional advice about how to make your campaign accessible, please contact any of the groups… read more →

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Testimony of BCID’s Jessica De La Rosa, Systems Advocate, at Landmarks Preservation Commission on proposed steps reconstruction and new exterior lift at City Hall

March 3, 2020 Good morning. My name is Jessica De La Rosa. I am the systems advocate of the Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled (BCID). We advocate and provide services to people with disabilities, and our mission is to promote the independence of all New Yorkers with disabilities. We’re pleased to be… read more →

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Statement of the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) on the MTA’s new “late-shift” pilot program RFP

We applaud efforts to make transit more reliable, accessible and affordable for all New Yorkers, including late-night commuters underserved by current subway and bus routes and schedules.  However, the MTA’s “late-shift” proposal lacks a commitment to serving individuals with disabilities. Federal, state, and local laws require the MTA to make any new transportation program fully… read more →

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