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. Meetings of the following stakeholder groups are open to the public and are held either in-person or remotely: the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council (DDAC), the Joint Advisory Council (JAC), the Statewide Family Support Services Committee (FSS) and the Autism Spectrum Disorders Advisory Board. Any member of the public who is interested in attending any or all of these meetings is welcome to attend.
New York State is committed to assuring equal opportunity for all persons including persons with disabilities. Members of the public who are planning to attend an OPWDD meeting, event or training and will need an in-person interpreter, such as for American Sign Language, should contact [email protected]. Those needing assistance regarding NYS OPWDD Public Accommodations should contact [email protected] or telephone 518-474-7700. Dana K. Scalere is the OPWDD American with Disabilities Act Coordinator (ADA). More information about public accommodations can be found on our Accessibility page.
The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State, Inc., (SANYS) has launched a new training opportunity on its website called TechknoweldgeMe. The goal of TechnowledgeMe is to educate people with developmental disabilities about the mechanics of participating in videoconferences.