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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.




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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)