Lisa Obrist Speaks at SANYS Conference
On May 21 the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc. (SANYS) celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the group's annual conference. Lisa Obrist, who is part of the TLS family, spoke on a panel about the history of SANYS since she was among the founders 25 years ago.
SANYS is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities. The SANYS executive board supports self-advocates and self-advocacy groups regionally and statewide. One of the current goals of the group is to present testimonies to the NYS legislature regarding needs and concerns of people with disabilities in these difficult financial times.