NYAPRS is pleased to invite New York City peers and providers to ourfall 2012 NYAPRS Regional Forum

Hear Updates and Give Your Input on New York's Medicaid Redesign and Olmstead Plan-and to NYAPRS 2013 Advocacy Priorities!

Facilitated by Harvey Rosenthal, NYAPRS Executive Director

Thursday, November 8th (12:00pm-3:00pm)

Brooklyn Borough Hall

209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY

Program Open & Free to All

* New York's mental health services are on their way to being integrated with addiction and medical services via the new Health Home and managed care designs.

* At the same time, the state is developing an 'Olmstead Plan' that will commit state agencies to moving people and public dollars from segregated settings (like hospitals, adult and nursing homes, workshops and day programs) to most integrated settings of their choice (like apartments and jobs).

* These initiatives will forever change public mental health and healthcare systems and will move public services' focus to helping people with disabilities to live as independently as possible!

* NYAPRS is also preparing for next year's Annual Legislative Day (January 29th) in Albany to help us educate and influence state officials, legislators and the media.

Come and learn and give us your input on these 3 topics and more so NYAPRS can best represent your concerns and recommendations in Albany....at the Medicaid Redesign and Olmstead tables and during next year's budget and legislative session!

For more information or to RSVP please contact:

Ashley Pizzuti, 518.436.0008, ashleyp at nyaprs.org <mailto:ashleyp at nyaprs.org>

Or sign up online at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FY3FW9T <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FY3FW9T>

We realize that there are issues from Hurricane Sandy and it may not be possible for you to register. If that is the case, please just show up.

Organized by your NYAPRS Regional Coordinators

Lunch will be provided