Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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05/05/17
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2017.Thousands of nurses statewide, including Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Infection Control Nurses, Community Mental Health Nurses, and Nurse Administrators work tirelessly every day to support people with developmental disabilities.Nurses make a difference. Here are only a few of examples of what our nurses do out in the field every day:Work with direct support professionals and clinical staff  to deliver a team approach to care;Work to promote...
04/03/17
Dear Friends and Colleagues:For nearly a quarter century, April has been Autism Awareness month throughout the nation – a time to not only promote awareness, but acceptance, recognition and inclusion of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Let’s take this opportunity to celebrate the tens of thousands of New Yorkers diagnosed with an ASD, their unique gifts, achievements great and small, and the contributions and value they bring to communities all across our great state.Put simply, people with ASD process information differently than other people do. As the term “Autism...
03/23/17
Dear Friends and Colleagues:Throughout the month of March, OPWDD and New York State have joined with the rest of the country in raising awareness of the unique talents and contributions people with developmental disabilities bring to our communities.To increase public awareness throughout the year, we have developed awareness and education initiatives including EmployAbility and WelcoME which focus on the abilities, contributions, accomplishments, and inclusion of people with developmental disabilities. This March, the 30th anniversary of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we are...
03/16/17
The mission of the IBR Summer Student Volunteer Program is to introduce high school and college students to the field of Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities, with the goal of inspiring them to pursue careers in the field of Developmental Disabilities.  To accomplish this mission, the program offers the following:  Student placements in an IBR laboratory: Students are matched with the laboratory that seems most appropriate based on their academic background, interests and career goals. With an IBR scientist serving as a mentor, students will be trained in the ethical...
03/15/17
Due to conditions in Broome county, non-essential State employees who work in State offices in Broome County do not have to report to work today and do not have to charge accruals to cover the absence.  Please contact GOER with any questions.Essential employees should report to work as directed by management.  Essential employees include the following:Business Office staff including Business Officer, Assistant Business Officer, Head Account Clerk and Principal Account ClerksWorkforce & Talent Management Division DIHRMs and Human Resources Specialists 2Service Delivery staff...
03/13/17
Due to anticipated weather conditions associated with the extreme winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds throughout New York tonight into tomorrow, all non-essential New York State employees in all counties except Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Franklin, Clinton and Essex do not have to report to work on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 and do not need to charge accruals for such absence. Essential employees should report to work as directed by management.  Essential employees include the following: Business Office staff including Business Officer,...
02/10/17
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 www.cpsc.gov La-Z-Boy Recalls Power Supplies Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/La-Z-Boy-Recalls-Power-Supplies-Sold-With-Lift-Chairs Recall Date: February 8, 2017Recall Number: 17-083La-Z-Boy Recalls Power Supplies Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard Recall Summary Name of Product: Power supplies sold with lift chairs Hazard: The lift chair’s power supply cover can crack within the screw housing and break,...

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