Special Note: These few pages are intended to give you a brief introduction to our statewide network and give you our contact information. Thank you for your interest.
NYS DAAN is a statewide, independent, cross-disability, cross-sector resource network. We connect people with disabilities, families, agencies, groups, organizations, employers, and independent advocates across the state. Together we represent the interests of all New Yorkers of all ages with disabilities and their families.
We are committed to ensuring the full participation of all people with disabilities, and protect their right to access quality services that are designed to protect each person's freedom, independence, personal choice, and civil rights.
Our purpose is to strengthen the capacity in our state to meet the needs and goals of all people with disabilities; to increase timely access to information, resources and quality services at the local, regional and statewide level; to increase effective inclusion and universal design practices; to implement all of our disability-rights legislation, including the Americans with Disabilities Act; assisting in identifying and using a wide range of reasonable accommodations in our workplaces to ensure full employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
NYS DAAN is actively engaged in advocacy efforts that promote the civil rights of people with disabilities, and in developing inclusive models in all sectors of life, including Health and Wellness, Education, Employment, Arts, Recreation and Leisure, Housing, Transportation and Technology.
Disability is another aspect of our diversity and our culture. We promote a greater recognition that each person, with and without disabilities, has their own personal abilities and challenges to contribute.