Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Action Updates

Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed me to lead OPWDD as it embarks on a system-wide review of the care and oversight of persons with developmental disabilities. Much has been accomplished to date as we enact measures to protect the safety, welfare, and quality of care provided in our system. While this reform process is ongoing and much more is to come as we work with Clarence Sundram, the Governor’s Special Advisor for Vulnerable Persons, the information below will provide you with a regular update of actions and enhancements to our system. As commissioner, I welcome your input on this information, as well as suggestions on future actions that would benefit those who receive our services and their families. Please email your comments and suggestions to