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Advocate – Long Island DDSO Family Support Services Consumer Council Needs You

Parents of children with a developmental disability are needed to participate on the Family Support Consumer Council to develop and monitor family support services for Long Island.

The Family Support Consumer Council works in partnership with the Long Island DDSO to develop and monitor policies, services and supports to enhance a family's ability to provide in-home care to their family member with a developmental disability. Services range from counseling and training, respite, recreation, to family reimbursement for the purchases of goods and services. For further information, please call the Long Island Family Support Consumer Council at 434-6073.

YOUTH POWER is seeking youth between the ages of 14-24

YOUTH POWER! is seeking youth to be members of a peer-run statewide planning group for AMPLIFY-NY! Youth and young adults with developmental and other disabilities ages 14-24 are invited to join this group to help design and plan regional youth leadership forums across the state, beginning with the pilot forum in the Capital District. Young people who are interested in joining this group can apply by clicking here.

Members of the planning group will also have the opportunity to be selected for a scholarship to attend the University of YOUTH POWER! (UYP), the premiere for-youth-by-youth social justice conference modeled after a college experience. Planning group members must be 18+ to attend UYP. For more information on the AMPLIFY-NY initiative, please visit