Springbrook provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and relies on state funding to ensure the continuity of those supports. Our advocacy goal is to ensure that all people with I/DDs can continue to access our services to help them lead fulfilling and meaningful lives in our communities.

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Wellness Wednesday – Help Us Convince the Governor to Sign the Tuition Parity Bill

Springbrook needs your help on this #WellnessWednesday! Help us convince Governor Hochul to sign the Tuition Parity Bill into law. This bill is especially important because it will allocate...

Situation Saturday – Action Alert!

#SituationSaturday: Advocacy alert! Help guarantee funding for HCBS and DSPs! Congress is in the final stages of finalizing its budget reconciliation bill, which, according to our partners from...



The Tuition Parity Bill [S.6516-A (Mannion)/A.8013-A (Benedetto)] is an act which amends the education law, in relation to providing an annual growth amount for tuition and regional rate reimbursement for approved school-age and preschool special education programs.

This bill is especially important to Springbrook because it will allocate additional funding to the GEMS, Golisano, and Kids Unlimited Preschool educational programs at the School at Springbrook to ensure the continuity and growth of these programs.

We’re calling on you to reach out to Governor Kathy Hochul to tell her to sign the Tuition Parity Bill into law and take this necessary step to invest in the I/DD education community.

If you are an employee at Springbrook, please customize the Tuition Parity Bill Letter, and send the letter by email to: legislative.secretary@exec.ny.gov

If you are a family member of a Springbrook student or resident, please customize the Tuition Parity Bill Letter with your letterhead and where indicated, and send the letter by email to: legislative.secretary@exec.ny.gov


“The America Rescue Package made important investments in home and community-based care. But Congress must do more. It must do much more. We must make HCBS a mandatory benefit in Medicaid and expand Medicare to cover more at home, long-term care services.” HCBS are often essential services for people with disabilities on Medicaid to live well in their homes. Yet, there are long waiting lists for services and each state administers HCBS differently. Access was already suboptimal before the pandemic and was worsened dramatically this past year. (D. Dingell and B. Casey, et al)

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the DSP workforce crisis, resulting in high turnover and forcing providers like Springbrook to discontinue services, turn away new referrals, delay the launch of new programs, and struggle to adhere to quality standards. Your voice is critical to our campaigns. Now is the time to insist that Congress fully fund HCBS programs, and other equally important initiatives. Learn more about the most recent issues that affect the I/DD community below. We encourage you take action today and write your representatives concerning these issues.

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