A Letter from the Executive Director
Parent to Parent of NYS is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information. This website is maintained as a resource for families.
We've walked the walk and are here to help other families:
The April 2013 Links Digest highlights a NYSARC blog post discussing the framework for OPWDD's managed care system as developed during the 2013-2014 budget process. This edition also includes a parent's account of how she learned to partner with geneticists, an interesting journal article regarding the connection between health homes and parental coping, and a list of key questions those considering college should ask of the Disability Services Office on campus.
Parent to Parent of NYS designed this poster to promote prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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.
Guide to Understanding Supports and Services Administered through NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
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.
Please consider donating to Parent to Parent of NYS during this year's State Employees' Federal Appeal Campaign.