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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. 

Headlines and Highlights

Tina Beauparlant Receives Liberty Bell Award May 2, 2016

Parent to Parent of NYS is pleased to announce that Special Education Advocate, Tina Beauparlant will be the recipient of the Schenectady County Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award for 2016. The presentation of the Liberty Bell Award will be made as part of the Law Day celebrations taking place this Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Schenectady County Community College in the Van Curler Room.

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Parent to Parent tops’s list of 10 Helpful Special Needs Organizations

"These notable organizations and websites help kids with special needs."   Click here to read their article.

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Making the Science of Genetics Personal

Mary Jo Hebert, Regional Coordinator in Parent to Parent of NYS' Capital District office, moves beyond the headlines about human genome mapping to the very personal importance of genetic science for families raising children with disabilities in this beautifully written op-ed piece published by the Albany Times Union April 25, 2015. (Shared here with permission)

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SurveyAbout High School Graduation Options

YOUTH POWER! wants to know more about young people’s experiences with high school graduation options. By completing this survey you will help us work with the New York State Education Department to be sure all young people received the highest quality education. 

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ABLE Accounts

ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families,  2016 marks the first year in which ABLE accounts will be available to qualified beneficiaries.    Here are two resources we recommend:   ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know and Becoming ABLE Ready.

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Parent to Parent of NYS Brochure

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Respectful Language Bookmark

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.

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Guide to Understanding NYS OPWDD Supports & Services

Developed by Parent to Parent of NYS to inform families about the wide range of services available to qualified individuals and to assist them in accessing those services for their loved one with a developmental disability.

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State Employees' Federal Appeal

Please consider donating to Parent to Parent of NYS during this year's State Employees' Federal Appeal Campaign.

A Family to Family Health Care Information & Education Center.

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A Message From Our Director