People with developmental disabilities want to be a part of their community, just like you. There are many ways to partner with OPWDD to make a difference in someone's life and help them be a part of their community.
You may choose to help a person with a developmental disability by assisting them in finding employment or hiring them to work in your business. You might choose to become a Family Care Provider where you take a person into your home and care for them as a member of your family. You may want to help people with developmental disabilities get the information they need to ease their transition from school into being community members.
Whether you are a person who wants to help or you work with a business, school, organization or faith community that cares about community inclusion and wants to get involved, there is an opportunity for you to make a difference.
Find out why employing New Yorkers with developmental disabilities makes good business sense.
OPWDD holds quarterly public meetings to share new information about services and supports, and to provide the people we support, their family members and the people who support them the opportunity to provide feedback.