Advocates for people living with disabilities are continuing their effort to shut down a proposal that that would reform the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, or CDPAP.

While the program has had some challenges, including unethical providers using it for their own gain, advocates argue a late-breaking proposal to eliminate all providers, including the disability-led and disability-staffed Independent Living Centers, and turn over operations to a single Fiscal Intermediary (FI) would mean an upheaval of a program that helps hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities maintain independence in the community.

Capital Tonight host Susan Arbetter spoke with two disability rights advocates about this issue, Lindsay Miller, executive director with the NY Association on Independent Living, and Denise Figueroa, executive director with the Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley.