Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Transformation Panel Releases Recommendations to Improve Services.

Transformation Panel Releases Recommendations to Improve Services

For New Yorkers with Developmental Disabilities


State Agency Taking Immediate and Long-Term Actions to Improve Access

to Employment and Residential Options Based on Panel’s Recommendations


Winter Safety

Type: pdf
Author: Communications Office
Year of Publishing: 2016

Winter weather can include a variety of conditions including ice, snow, wind and severe cold. In order to be ready for winter weather, it is critical to prepare in advance. The health and safety of direct support professionals and the individuals we serve depends on each agency and program being prepared for winter weather and the hazards it can bring.  

Changes in Insulin-like Growth Factor Signaling Alter Phenotypes in Fragile X Mice

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Thomas Wise, PhD, Genetics of Developmental Abnormalities Laboratory, IBR  

Winter Storm Update

I would like to recognize and thank all of the staff and providers in the areas affected by the lake effect snow in Western and Northern New York that are working tirelessly around the clock to care for the individuals we serve. Many of you have put aside your own needs and the needs of your own families to keep the individuals we serve safe. Your selfless actions and dedication are an inspiration to your peers and everyone in the state.

ICF Transitions

OPWDD is committed to ensuring that each individual is supported to achieve his or her personal goals in the most integrated and person-centered manner as possible. The 1999 U.S. Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision supports this commitment by requiring that states support people with disabilities in the most integrated settings possible. For these reasons, OPWDD is transforming its service system, developing new ways to support individuals to experience greater independence and autonomy in how they live, work and enjoy their communities.