Support for New York State Families of Individuals with Special Needs

Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions.

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Welcome to our new website

We are happy to have you here! Please take a look around and let us know what you think and how we can best support you. For those of you who are familiar with Parent to Parent of NYS, you will certainly notice some changes to the faces and names featured on the site. We have had many changes throughout…
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Interim Guidance Regarding Community Outings for Individuals Residing in OPWDD Certified Residential

On March 24, 2020, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities’ (OPWDD) issued “COVID19: Suspension of Community Outings and Home Visitation”. That guidance document is hereby rescinded and replaced with the following guidance related to community outings. Effective July 15, 2020 for regions of the State that have entered into Phase Four in accordance the New York Forward Reopening Plan,…
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Eviction During a Pandemic: Family Stories from the Front Lines of the COVID Ermergency

Janice Fitzgerald, former Executive Director of Parent to Parent of NYS, shares her family’s recent experience when her son, John, received a very unexpected eviction notice. The COVID emergency presents very real challenges for us all, but as is often the case, our loved ones with disabilities are at higher risk. Do you have a story to share? Please forward…
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