Coalition of Institutionalized Aged and Disabled (CIAD)'s Media

New York City adult home residents and allies rally for housing

On November 24, 2009, adult home residents and disability activists rallied in front of Governor Paterson's NYC office to protest his refusal to expand community-based supported housing for people wit...

Regions: United States

Issues: Mental disability rights

Witnessed: 2289 times

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Choice in Housing: Coco's Story

Coco Cox moves into her own supported apartment after living for two and a half years in a 256-bed adult home for the mentally ill in New York City....

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing

Witnessed: 2800 times

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Choice in Housing: Gary's Story

Life in an institution is compared with life in the community, as Gary Levin moves out of Ocean House, a 125-bed adult home for the mentally ill, into his own supported apartment provided by Pathways ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Older persons

Witnessed: 2380 times

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Talking to the Inspectors: Medication and Program

Adult home residents find out how the adult care facilities they live in are inspected and regulated by the New York State Department of Health....

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Mental disability rights, Older persons

Witnessed: 2259 times

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Talking to the Inspectors: Safety Regulations

Residents of New York State adult homes interview an inspector from the NYS Department of Health about safety regulations in adult care facilities.

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Mental disability rights, Older persons

Witnessed: 2400 times

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Talking to the Inspectors: Food Service Regulations

The foremost complaint among residents of New York State's adult homes is the poor quality of the food....

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Mental disability rights, Older persons

Witnessed: 2328 times

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Talking to the Inspectors: Interview with Mary Hart

In New York State, about 35,000 people with physical and mental disabilities live in about 400 adult homes....

Regions: United States

Issues: Mental disability rights, Older persons, Shelter

Witnessed: 2800 times

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Know Your Rights: Your Personal Needs Allowance

MFY Legal Services lawyer explains the legal rights of adult home residents regarding control of their money.

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Mental disability rights, Older persons

Witnessed: 4869 times

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Shoes Blues (2 minutes)

Residents of adult homes on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) keep a monthly allowance of $168.00 after paying rent to their adult home....

Regions: United States

Issues: Mental disability rights, Older persons, Poverty

Witnessed: 3015 times

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Know Your Rights: Your Admission Agreement

This video dramatizes the confusion experienced by many residents when they are first admitted to their adult homes....

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Mental disability rights, Older persons

Witnessed: 3434 times

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