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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Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council and Statewide FSS Committee Meetings

The Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council will meet on Tuesday, December 13th from 10 am to 12 noon. There will be three in person meeting locations (Albany, NYC, and Buffalo) and interested persons can also register to attend via WebEx. More information, including a registration link, can be found here. An agenda has not yet been posted. https://opwdd.ny.gov/event/ddac-quarterly-meeting-1 Additionally, the Statewide…
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Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council Releases Report on State’s Response to COVID-19

On December 21, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed New York State (NYS) Senate Bill S.6294A into law tasking the NYS Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council (DDAC) to evaluate the prior administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic for people with IDD, specifically: review the state’s response to the pandemic as it relates to the IDD community during the timeframe of March 1,…
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On Demand Workshop on Supporting Decision Making with and for People with Intellectual Disabilities

If you were not able to listen in on the session “How Guardianship and Supported Decision Making Can Co-Exist” at the NYSARC’s virtual  guardianship conference, we have you covered! At Parent to Parent of NYS, we are excited about the recent legislation that will legally recognize facilitated Supported Decision Making Agreements (SDMA) for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities, but we…
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