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.
The slides which accompanied last week's presentation are available at the following link:Learn More
Because of the turnout of September 9th's Web Conference, OPWDD is offering an additional Web Conference for individuals who are self-directing and their families. This conference will provide additional updates and answer questions from participants.
This web conference is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
To participate in the conference, individuals and families may connect via the Web or directly through the phone.
Participants will need to pre-register for the Web Conference, if they wish to ask questions. To register, click on the following link https://opwdd.webex.com/opwdd/onstage/g.php?d=293873571&t=a Then click on the gray button in the middle of the screen that says "Register".
Participants who only want to listen, may join by calling: 1-415-655-0003 and entering the access code: 293 873 571
Please forward this notice or let individuals and families know about this opportunity. Priority on questions and comments will be given to individuals and families.
NYSRA, NYSACRA, and NYSARC have issued a joint letter to Acting Commissioner Kerry Delaney urging a delay in implementing changes to Consolidated Supports and Services. It provides another perspective on these changes and may help families ask informed questions. We are sharing it with permission.Learn More
Self Determination/CSS in New York has created a means of developing the potential for individualized, self-directed services. It offers the opportunity to design services based on an individual’s desires and needs as identified in a Person Centered Plan. It is a mechanism developed by NYS OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
To read more, download the PDF.
Parent to Parent of NYS designed this poster to promote prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Parent to Parent of New York State designed this bookmark to raise awareness about how the language used to describe people with disabilities shapes the attitudes of those around us.
Please consider donating to Parent to Parent of NYS during this year's State Employees' Federal Appeal Campaign.