Section 5.07 of the NYS Mental Hygiene Law requires OPWDD to produce an annual report describing its 5-year strategic plan and provide the report to the Governor and legislature by November 1st of each year. In May 2022, OPWDD issued a draft Strategic Plan, and in November 2022, OPWDD released its final 2023-2027 Strategic Plan. The final plan encompassed extensive public input gathered over 18 months of regional forums, public hearings and meetings with stakeholders across New York. The final Strategic Plan will guide OPWDD policy and planning efforts for the next several years, focusing the agency on achieving identified goals and objectives in continued partnership with people with developmental disabilities, their family members, and service providers.

2023-2027 Strategic Plan

The Planning Process

OPWDD has established an ongoing strategic planning process that will continuously engage stakeholders in evaluating and making any necessary adjustments to agency priority goals and initiatives. This process will involve regular, ongoing dialogue with all OPWDD stakeholders and ensure that as progress is made and new needs arise, OPWDD can remain aware and responsive to the needs of people with developmental disabilities and the service system that supports them. The ongoing planning process will involve regular progress reporting as well as annual updates to share relevant information about the service system and to updated the Strategic Plan itself.

  • November 2022 - 2023-2027 Strategic Plan published
  • Throughout the Year - Quarterly Updates at Stakeholder Group Meetings
  • Spring 2023 - Data Updates
  • Summer 2023 - Stakeholder Survey
  • November 2023 - Updated Annual Report on the Strategic Plan