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OPWDD Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families within the borough of Brooklyn.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_brooklyn_resources.jsp

OPWDD Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_broome_resources.jsp

OPWDD Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_capitaldist_resources.jsp

OPWDD Catalog of Training and Talent Development Programs
The Catalog contains information about training programs of interest to professional and direct support staff, to people with developmental disabilities, their family members and/or advocates.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/wp/index.jsp

OPWDD Central NY Developmental Disabilities Services Offices
The Central NY Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Onondaga, Oneida, and Oswego.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_central_resources.jsp

OPWDD Faith Based Initiative
The OPWDD Faith Based Initiative Program was instituted by Commissioner Diana Jones Ritter in 2007 with the mission of exploring new avenues and expanding opportunities for faith based choice for individuals with developmental disabilities. Parents who want to find faith communities that will welcome them and their developmentally disabled children are one of the populations served by the initiative. Parents should contact their Medicaid Service Coordinator or Active Treatment Coordinator and discuss how to add faith inclusion to their child's Individual Service Plan or Comprehensive Functional Assessment.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/images/hp_pr_faithintiative.pdf

OPWDD Family Support Services
The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Family Support Services program provides a range of supports including respite programs and reimbursement for certain goods and services. Find out more information about these services and supports by calling the Family Support Services Coordinator at your local DDSO. The Coordinator will be happy to assist you and your family.

Family Support Services can provide you with:
• Someone to call for support;
• Information about OPWDD programs and services;
• Someone to explain the benefits you're entitled to;
• Help arranging health care, education and recreational opportunities;
• Counseling and training to enhance family stability and to help you plan for the future;
• Transportation, special equipment or necessary home modifications;
• Help caring for a family member with a disability;
• Respite Services, which provide temporary relief from care giving;
• Family reimbursement for purchases of goods and services.

http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/document/image/hp_brochures_familysupport.pdf


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/hp_services_fss.jsp

OPWDD Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_fingerlakes_resources.jsp

OPWDD Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Westchester, Orange, Rockland, and Sullivan.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_hudsonvalley_resources.jsp

OPWDD Information Line
OPWDD's Information Line is designed to help people get answers to questions about supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State. The Toll-Free Information Line is accessible during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Call OPWDD's Toll-free Information Line at:
VOICE: 1 (866) 946-9733
TTY: 1 (866) 933-4889


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/hp_infoline.jsp

OPWDD Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
The Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities (IBR) is the research arm of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). IBR conducts basic and clinical research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of intellectual disabilities and other developmental disabilities. It also provides specialized diagnostic and consultative services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and educates the public and professionals regarding the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of developmental disabilities.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_ibr_resources.jsp

OPWDD Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_longisland_resources.jsp

OPWDD Metro NY Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Metro NY Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the boroughs of the Bronx and Manhattan.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_metro_resources.jsp

OPWDD Queens Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Queens Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families within the borough of Queens.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_fineson_resources.jsp

OPWDD Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in Staten Island.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_statenisland_resources.jsp

OPWDD Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_sunmount_resources.jsp

OPWDD Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_taconic_resources.jsp

OPWDD Western NY Developmental Disabilities Services Office
The Western NY Developmental Disabilities Services Office provides a wide range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and to their families in the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans.


http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ws/ws_western_resources.jsp

Special Education Quality Assurance SEQA Hudson Valley Regional Office
Regional Associates work with local districts, parents, and other stakeholders to assist them in both understanding the complex issues related to special education services and resolving concerns that may arise.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/regassoc.htm


http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/sehudm.htm

State Education Department Special Education Quality Assurance Central Regional Office
Regional Associates work with local districts, parents, and other stakeholders to assist them in both understanding the complex issues related to special education services and resolving concerns that may arise.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/regassoc.htm


http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/secentm.htm

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