Two Inducted into NYS Disability Rights Hall of Fame

June 23, 2023

The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC) inducted two veteran advocates for individuals with disabilities, Debra (Debbie) Bonomo and Kathy Lynch, into the New York State Disability Rights Hall of Fame. Ms. Lynch has dedicated herself to improving the quality of life for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Ms. Bonomo’s accomplishments include successfully leading the fight for accessible buses in the Rochester area and advocating for improved personal assistance services for individuals on Medicaid, which led to statewide mandates for accessible buses and Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services. Read the full article.