NYSRA advocacy is stellar because of the relationships and partnerships established with New York State advocates, organizations, representatives, as well as, our federal and national contacts. 


For a list of commonly used acronyms used on the NYSRA website, click here.

State Government and Government Affiliated Organizations

New York State Government

New York State Department of Health

New York State Department of Insurance

New York State Department of Labor

New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

New York State Office of Mental Health

New York State Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance 

New York State Office for the Aging

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council 

New York State Senate

New York State Assembly

NYS Assembly Grants Action News

Federal Government Departments and Agencies

White House

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (Formerly HCFA)

U.S. Senate, 108th Congress

U.S. House of Representatives - 108th Congress 

U.S. Department of Labor 

Health Resources and Services Administration 

National Institutes of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

The Office of Genetics and Disease Prevention 

The Agency for Health Research and Quality

National Center for Health Statistics

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics

U.S. Bureau of the Census 

Food and Drug Administration

State Resources

Hearing Loss Association of America, NYS Association

New York State Association of Day Service Providers

New York State Occupational Therapy Association

New York State Physical Therapy Association


New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies

New York State Rural Housing Coalition

Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

New York State Council of Nonprofits, Inc

New York State Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors

Mental Health Association of New York State

New York Association for Persons in Supported Employment

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York

New York State Inclusive Workforce Alliance

Regional Resources

Capital District Coalition for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies

InterAgeny Council

Coalition of Mainstream Employment Programs

American Network of Community Options and Resources

National Resources

American Congress of Community Supports and Employment Services

Inter-national Association of Business, Industry and Rehabilitation

American Council of the Blind

National Federation of the Blind

Online Resource for Americans witih Disabilities


ACCES-VR Regional Vocational Rehabilitation - Community Employment Specialists (CES)