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CEMETERY PROJECT
Restoring the dignity of people who are buried in numbered but unnamed graves at Developmental Centers and other institutions

Click here to read the NYNP article "Remembering the Forgotten" on the Cemetery Project

Click here for a brochure (7 MB, Word)

SA's Position Statement

The accompanying pictures were recently taken at the state cemetery at Wassaic on a day when people involved in the Cemetery Project -- including SA President Rain Rippel and Commissioner Tom Maul -- read the names of those buried in unnamed graves. To all who support this project, we offer our heartfelt gratitude.

1033 stone with flowerThe Self-Advocacy Board of Directors at our October 28th, 2004 SA Board meeting developed the following statement. This statement represents the opinion and position of our State Association in regards to options for restoring the dignity of people whoo are buried in numbered but unnamed graves at Developmental Centers and other institutions.

SA is part of a group, which is addressing this issue at cemeteries at Wassaic and Letchworth. The group is called the 1033 Group. The opinions below reflect SA’s views about these cemeteries as well as other cemeteries across New York.

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