The Shield Institute

Disabled cuts fight not over
Disabled cuts fight not over
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 3/14/2013 at 11:49AM

The State Legislature recently voted to restore funds through its budgets to disabled programs. But with negotiations still on the horizon, the battle isn’t over. “With so many Queens families continuing to struggle during these tough economic times, we must do everything we can to ensure New York State has programs in place to help [...]

Dismal budget has disabled distraught
Dismal budget has disabled distraught
News Maggie Hayes 3/07/2013 at 2:37PM

The Shield Institute taught Sui Chan to walk and talk. Now she fears budget cuts may take away from the program she calls her lifeline. The organization for the developmentally disabled, along with over 600 others citywide, are currently subject to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget amendments that will result in a $240 million cut in [...]