Civil Rights / Legal Links
Southern Tier ADAPT is a local chapter of National ADAPT. They are a national grass roots community that organizes activists in the fight for disability rights that enable people to live in their own homes in the community.ADAPT fights for inclusive/integrated, affordable and accessible housing, transportation, health care, long term care, and other services/supports.
Contact Nicole Hakes or Sue Ruff, 607-724-2111.
Legal Services of CNY offers free civil legal services to low income families and individuals including disability discrimination and disability related issues.
Disability Rights New York (DRNY) is the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York. As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities.
DRNY on Facebook
NYS Division of Human Rights provides information and assistance in regard to possible violations of NYS’s Human Rights Law as it covers people with disabilities. https://dhr.ny.gov/complaint
Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier recognizes the diverse social conditions and institutions that contribute to mass incarceration. J.U.S.T. advocates with and for individuals, families and loved ones of those currently or previously incarcerated, educates the community about the harms of mass incarceration, champions community mobilization, supports, and services to end poverty, racism, the criminalization of people with disabilities, and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier on Facebook
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
How to Talk to Legislators training module from NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC)