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  • Michael Astor

Press Attention for Consumer Direction Battle

My son Nicholas is back in the news, this time over threats to the highly-successful Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program. If that program is eliminated, Nick might have to leave school. Learn more in this excellent article by Nancy Cutler of LoHud. The article does a very good job of explaining exactly what is at stake here.

Nick Astor, a freshman at Purchase College, gets his hair towel dried Jan. 25, 2019 by Dawson Goodrich, one of the student aides that assists Nick, who has cerebral palsy. Nick also has a live in aide who lives in the dorm room next to his. A change in Gov. Cuomo's budget may now make it more difficult for Nick to continue to get the round the clock care that he needs in order to be able to live on campus while attending college. (Photo: Seth Harrison/The Journal News)

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