Support local journalism.

Now more than ever, local news matters.


East End Disability Associates

Lawmakers and workers demand living wage, more benefits for workers in special needs programs

by Aug 24, 2021
State lawmakers and service providers are demanding financial resources to support workers who care for the developmentally disabled, citing staffing shortages they say have reached crisis proportions.

East End Disability Associates to host family advocacy meeting

by Sep 19, 2018
A family advocacy meeting for clients of East End Disability Associates is scheduled for Oct. 11.

Don’t want it? Don’t wear it? Don’t need it? EEDA will take it

by Aug 16, 2018
Your unwanted clothing, linens, shoes and bags can make a big difference in the life of a developmentally disabled adult.

Developmentally disabled adults face uncertainty as N.Y. changes Medicaid payments and deep federal cuts loom

by Mar 21, 2017
“These are two storms colliding.” That's how East End Disability Associates founder and CEO Lisa Meyer Fertal describes the confluence of N.Y. Medicaid reform measures already underway and the deep cuts to Medicaid funding proposed in Congress.