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Commissioner to Discuss 5.07 Plan with the DDAC

OPWDD’s Commissioner Neifeld will be hosting a discussion with the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council (DDAC) on September 29, 2022 at 10 am. The public is invited to attend and can find the necessary link here: https://opwdd.ny.gov/event/507-plan-discussion-ddac The DDAC submitted written feedback on OPWDD’s draft 5.07 plan, which is a statutorily required five year strategic plan for the agency. The final…
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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 That guidance document is hereby rescinded and replaced with the following guidance related to community outings.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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A Message from Parent to Parent’s Executive Director regarding New COVID-19 Cluster Zone Guidance

NEW PROGRAM CLOSURE GUIDANCE: Last evening, OPWDD issued guidance regarding the suspension and reduction of services in red and orange cluster zones, which are designated as COVID hot spots by the State of New York. OPWDD will be notifying affected providers who will in turn be responsible for notifying affected individuals, families, and Care Managers/CCOs. These mandated suspensions and reductions…
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