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Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council
Established in 1969, the Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council (SIDDC) assists in the planning, promotion and development of services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members. An association of self-advocates, family members, service providers, professionals and other interested individuals, the SIDDC works together in an effort to ensure the quality of life for Staten Islanders with special needs by sharing relevant information and advocacy.
STATEN ISLAND PARENT TO PARENT OF NYS E-GROUP
Monthly meetings are held at the Elizabeth A. Connelly Center (930 Willowbrook Road, Bldg. 41A) and include guest speakers/special presentations to keep members informed about current issues. In addition, each of the SIDDC standing committees provide reports, which highlight the work and advocacy efforts being conducted for the purpose of educating and better informing all interested parties on issues and trends impacting individuals with developmental disabilities.
The SIDDC also ensures that public and elected officials are informed on the concerns and needs of the people we represent through quarterly Legislative Information Exchange and an annual Legislative Breakfast. A Family Resource and Transition Conference is held each year, which provides a forum for relevant information regarding available supports and services and development in the field.
SI P2PNYS is an e-group for parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs living on Staten Island.
Here we will provide information and announcements regarding events, trainings, educational issues, etc. This e-group is for informational purposes only and we are the only ones who can post to the group. However, should you have information that you would like to share with the group, please feel free to email us.
We hope that this will be a valuable tool for both parents and professionals.
Keep in mind that not every posting will be of interest to everyone in the group, but the subject line will be descriptive of the email. If you are not interested in the subject, simply delete the email.
PLEASE CONTACT US AT 718-494-3462 TO BE ADDED TO THE EGROUP
Advocate - The Staten Island Family Support Services Consumer Councils Need 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 Staten Island.
The Family Support Consumer Councils work in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Services Offices 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, contact Lisa Michaels, 718-982-1903