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Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

From the Center for Disability Rights’ Director of Advocacy, Stephanie Woodward: The Live On Movement is a disability-led project for people with disabilities to see how worthwhile life is. Life can be hard sometimes, and this is even more true for people living with disabilities. Young people with disabilities face bullying, youth and adults with … Continue reading Live On: Disabled Lives are Worth Living!!

Center for Disability Rights Creates PSA on Assisted Suicide in Response to Me Before You

[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of a Press Release issued by the Center for Disability Rights, NDY’s close partner in Rochester, NY.] The Center for Disability Rights has created a PSA to address disability and assisted suicide, one of the primary topics highlighted in the new romantic comedy, Me Before You. The film is … Continue reading Center for Disability Rights Creates PSA on Assisted Suicide in Response to Me Before You

New York NDY Activists Occupied Pro-Assisted Suicide Press Conference

On Tuesday, May 10th, two van loads of disability rights activists from the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, NY joined with center for independent living advocates from across the state to oppose bills that would legalize assisted suicide. The activists began by occupying a pro-assisted suicide press conference room, wearing hot pink tshirts and … Continue reading New York NDY Activists Occupied Pro-Assisted Suicide Press Conference

This Thanksgiving, Please Thank CDR for Fighting NY Assisted Suicide Bills

[Editor’s Note: The Center for Disability Rights provides the office headquarters for NDY and is a long time supporter of NDY’s mission and work.  Earlier this year, CDR led a disability protest in Albany against the first 2015 assisted suicide bill to be introduced, gaining coverage in the Village Voice.  Now that proponents for legalizing … Continue reading This Thanksgiving, Please Thank CDR for Fighting NY Assisted Suicide Bills

Attorney Stephanie Woodward’s Op-Ed Published In Syracuse Press

Attorney Stephanie Woodward is Director of Advocacy at the Center for Disability Rights in Rochester, New York.  She writes about how her experiences as a disabled woman inform her opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide in a new guest editorial entitled Why disabled people like me fear medically assisted suicide.  Here’s an excerpt: We’re often … Continue reading Attorney Stephanie Woodward’s Op-Ed Published In Syracuse Press