NYAIL Action Alert – 1.8.15
Tell Congress Not To Hold Social Security Disability Benefits Hostage!
The new Congress passed a rule on their first day of session which puts Social Security Disability benefits in jeopardy. The new rule mandates a 20% cut in benefits to disabled workers unless legislation is passed that either cuts workers’ Social Security retirement benefits or raises taxes.
ACTION: Call your Representative in Congress today and tell them you are dismayed that Congress has voted on rules which put Social Security Disability benefits at risk. People with disabilities rely on this program for basic needs — Any cuts will have a devastating effect on our/their lives.
Click the button above to find your local Congress Member by entering your zipcode.
Michele Iannotti, of Bayville, has triplets. Early on she knew her son Grayson would need services, which he began at 18 months. Grayson, who is nearly five, was enrolled at the Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center (ECC) in September, 2013. Iannotti enrolled her two other children, Riley and Derek, into another preschool. She soon noticed a difference in how the children were learning.
“Grayson knew his alphabet and letters and sounds and the others didn’t,” Iannotti says. She made the decision to enroll Riley and Derek at the ECC and the two children entered the school last February. “After a month and a half at the ECC they knew their letters too. It was amazing,” she says. Iannotti believes the program at Mill Neck is great and that all three of her triplets are thriving because of it.
The Early Childhood Center, established in 1991, is a preschool providing early and intensive assistance to hearing children, ages three and four, with a range of special communication needs. These needs include speech and language delays and disorders, cognitive and motor deficits, and autism-related disorders. After completing the program, most preschoolers will attend kindergarten in their home school districts.
Audiology to Expand Hours
We’re pleased to announce that Mill Neck Audiology will be expanding its hours of operation beginning this month (January 2015). New weekly hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. As of April, 2015, evening appointments one day a week and Saturday hours will be implemented (details will be announced).
Mill Neck Audiology offers complete audiological services for infants, children and adults. Our state-of-the-art center:
- has separate adult and pediatric testing areas
- dispenses hearing aids and assistive listening devices
- provides amplification adjustments
- accepts most major insurances
- offers free hearing screenings on Fridays
- has a Cochlear Implant satellite center in partnership with New York Eye & Ear Infirmary (NYEEI), providing a convenient location for children and adults with implants who reside in the Long Island area.
For additional information and to schedule appointments, call Audiology at 516-628-4258.
Please note: To make an appointments for MAPping at Mill Neck, please call NYEEI’s Ear Institute at 646-438-7802.
Remember, there is still time left will receive a 2014 tax deduction and, best of all, feel good knowing that you are helping to change lives!
Ways to give:
- Mail: Send a check made payable to “Mill Neck Foundation, Inc.” with a postmark by December 31, 2014 to The Mill Neck Family of Organizations, 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765.
Mill Neck Family of Organizations wishes you and your family a blessed, bright and healthy New Year.
Thank you for your support!
‘Tis the season!
With the giving season in full-swing, Southampton Hospital GAVE a wonderful opportunity to Mill Neck Services Day Habilitation consumers by asking them, for the second year, to decorate the Hospital’s Christmas tree! Our team at Mill Neck Services was quick to GIVE their time! They did a wonderful job and had a great time doing it! This is what the giving season is all about folks!