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Provided below is a link to the Draft New York Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) 2017-2019.
Public comment period is open until Friday, February 26, 2016. Comments can be sent to  
Webinar to Review Draft SPIL 2017-2019
Join us for a summary of the draft SPIL 2017-2019 on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM.
To register for the webinar, click on the following link:
The session will provide highlights of changes that have taken place or impacted the plan due to WIOA or the sequester, what is addressed in the plan based on public input and need assessment priorities, highlights of other key sections of the plan, followed by Q & A.
Individualized captioning services will be provided to registered webinar participants who make the request in advance of the event by February 10th. Contact with your request.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
A small group physical location site is available at the NYSILC office 111 Washington Avenue, Suite 101, Albany, NY 12210.

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