New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council This is the page for the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NYSDDPC) is a federally-funded, New York State Agency operating under the direction of Governor Andrew M.
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Cuomo. The NYSDDPC is one of 56 Councils across the United States and its territories which work to address identified needs of individuals with developmental disabilities by conducting advocacy, systems change, and capacity building efforts that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion. Councils focus on empowering individuals through activities that teach self-advocacy skills and support self-determination. By empowering individuals and their families to both advocate for themselves and seek long-term solutions through systems change, Councils are creating an environment of self-sufficiency, self-determination, inclusion, and acceptance. Councils also play a critical role in quality assurance and as innovators in the development of person-centered systems.

Mission: Supporting innovation that helps individuals with developmental disabilities live independently and participate fully in the community.

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Governor Cuomo has announced a phased-in approach to vaccine distribution and people with developmental disabilities liv...
12/28/2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Governor Cuomo has announced a phased-in approach to vaccine distribution and people with developmental disabilities living in congregate settings, and the staff who care for them, will be among the first to receive the vaccine in Phase 1 of the distribution.

You can find more information about the phased-in approach to vaccine distribution here. https://forward.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-distribution

Looking for resources around the COVID-19 vaccine and distribution considerations for the disability community? AUCD has...
12/25/2020

Looking for resources around the COVID-19 vaccine and distribution considerations for the disability community? AUCD has created two new resources around disability inclusion in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans.

Check them out at https://www.aucd.org/template/news.cfm?news_id=15125

The DDPC is pleased to announce that we are offering a free training opportunity for staff, parents and caregivers of in...
12/24/2020

The DDPC is pleased to announce that we are offering a free training opportunity for staff, parents and caregivers of individuals with IDD who are seeking employment to learn about benefits planning. See the poster below for more details on the session. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please contact Kay Broughton via email: [email protected].

The holidays are traditionally a time when many Americans travel. During the pandemic, staying home is the best way to r...
12/23/2020

The holidays are traditionally a time when many Americans travel. During the pandemic, staying home is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to keep loved ones healthy and safe. If you are traveling, the CDC offers resources to help you understand factors that can increase risks of spreading/obtaining COVID-19.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-risk.html

Happy Holidays from everyone at the NYS DDPC – stay safe this holiday season!
12/21/2020

Happy Holidays from everyone at the NYS DDPC – stay safe this holiday season!

In 2020, we celebrate 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act that is one of the most important pieces of civil ...
12/18/2020
Americans With Disabilities Act: Celebrating 30 Years

In 2020, we celebrate 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act that is one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation for people with disabilities. The ADA banned discrimination on the basis of disability and created inclusivity for people with disabilities across the country. Here is a list of resources about the ADA: https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/americans-with-disabilities-act-celebrating-30-years.aspx

With the holidays approaching and COVID-19 still on the rise, it is important to practice self-care during these unprece...
12/17/2020
Parent to Parent of New York State

With the holidays approaching and COVID-19 still on the rise, it is important to practice self-care during these unprecedented times. Text4Caregivers is here to help you with self-care tips and stress management support. Learn more from Parent to Parent NYS below:

Parent to Parent of New York State, Headline News

As cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase across the United States, the safest way to celebrate the wi...
12/16/2020

As cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase across the United States, the safest way to celebrate the winter holidays is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. Check out the CDC’s ‘Holiday Celebrations and Small Gatherings’ website which provides information to consider, along with state and local guidance, as you plan for celebrating the holidays safely this year.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible format...
12/15/2020

The Georgia Tech Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation (CIDI) is adapting COVID-19 materials into accessible formats for people with disabilities. The project has created a microsite where you can request embossed braille, download accessible Word Documents and PDFs, and register for upcoming webinars related to COVID-19 and people with disabilities.

Check out the resources here: https://cidi.gatech.edu/covid

ACL's Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center recently conducted a study on the impact of COVID-1...
12/14/2020

ACL's Adult Protective Services Technical Assistance Resource Center recently conducted a study on the impact of COVID-19 on adult protective services and will be hosting a webinar tomorrow, Tuesday December 15 at 3pm to discuss their findings, including how the pandemic is effecting APS work, workload, policy, practices, partnerships, and preparedness.

Register for the event at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/455835941374691596

Looking for safety tips on what to do if a caregiver or family member gets sick from COVID-19? Our friends at the Califo...
12/11/2020
COVID-19 Safety Tips from Self-Advocates Ep 4 What To Do If a Caregiver or a Family Member Gets Sick

Looking for safety tips on what to do if a caregiver or family member gets sick from COVID-19? Our friends at the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities have put together this self-advocate led video series on staying safe during the Coronavirus.

The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities would like to thank the self-advocates that participated in this video project. In order of appear...

You could be a part of AUCD’s FREE webinar, “Introduction to the AIR-P” on Wednesday, December 16 from 3-4pm via Zoom. T...
12/10/2020

You could be a part of AUCD’s FREE webinar, “Introduction to the AIR-P” on Wednesday, December 16 from 3-4pm via Zoom.

This webinar is an introduction to the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P). You will learn more about the network, Autistic Researchers Review Board (ARRB), and ways other researchers across the AUCD network can get involved.

Register for the event here at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tURRRaZ1SlGGiXT2HZvO3A

When looking for support/resources, do you prefer to talk to someone directly?Check out the “Talk to Someone Now” (http:...
12/09/2020
Hotline and Information Lines - Talk to Someone Now

When looking for support/resources, do you prefer to talk to someone directly?

Check out the “Talk to Someone Now” (http://bit.ly/2ael00l) section of the Multiple Systems Navigator website to view hotline information organized by category. The Multiple Systems Navigator website has been built for mobile-first. If you access this page from your phone or tablet, all telephone numbers will be hot links.

Talk to Someone Now provides hotline and information numbers, hours of operation, and languages spoken, as well as a description of each hotline.

The Association of University Centers on Disability has compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers about ...
12/08/2020
AUCD - Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Considerations for the Disability Community

The Association of University Centers on Disability has compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the COVID-19 vaccine and distribution consideration for the disability community.

You can find the FAQ page here: https://www.aucd.org/template/news.cfm?news_id=15111&parent=16&parent_title=Home&url=/template/index.cfm

An FAQ to support state and local disability leaders advocate for the role of individuals with disabilities in the allocation and distribution plans for a COVID-19 vaccine. Includes information on the approval, manufacturing, allocation, and distribution processes for a COVID-19 vaccine, AUCD networ...

“A Closer Look: Face Masks and People with Disabilities” is a FREE webinar on Wednesday, December 9th from 2-3 PM that d...
12/07/2020
A Closer Look: Face Masks and People with Disabilities

“A Closer Look: Face Masks and People with Disabilities” is a FREE webinar on Wednesday, December 9th from 2-3 PM that discusses some of the challenges identified for people with disabilities while wearing face masks, gives tangible solutions, and provides face mask resources for people with disabilities.

Early registration is required to attend.

Learn more information and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-closer-look-face-masks-and-people-with-disabilties-tickets-126605952813

Join us as we explore and discuss face masks during COVID-19 for people with disabilities!

Looking for ways to support the learning of your children with significant cognitive disabilities? The National Center o...
12/04/2020
NCEO - National Center on Educational Outcomes

Looking for ways to support the learning of your children with significant cognitive disabilities? The National Center on Educational Outcomes has put together a video series on various aspects of supporting the learning of children with disabilities at home.

Each video focuses on three key questions: Why is it important to focus on this with my child at home? How can I do this at home? What support can I ask for from my child’s school?

View the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnvPMaguIvwYqWrBSgZKlUA

The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) works with states across the country to provide leadership to include students with disabilities and Engli...

Learn more about our partnership with The Center for Discovery below!
12/01/2020

Learn more about our partnership with The Center for Discovery below!

The Center for Discovery is proud to announce a partnership with the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council in analyzing and reducing the use of restraint and seclusion practices across the state. By engaging with stakeholders from the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the Office of Mental Health, the State Education Department, and many others, The Center is helping to advance best practices statewide for those diagnosed with complex conditions. If you’d like to learn more or participate in one of our surveys, find us at thecenterfordiscovery.org/rs-grant.

#WhatHappensHereMattersEverywhere #NYSDDPC #TCFDStrong #HealthWellnessAndWonders #FutureFullOfDiscovery #NYSOPWDD #NYSOMH #NYSOCFS #StateEd #NYS #NewYork #NewYorkState

Wearing a mask is important and will help stop the spread of COVID-19. If your child does not want to wear a mask and ha...
11/30/2020
A Toolkit For Helping Your Child Wear A Mask During COVID-19 - Resource Directory - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Golisano Children's Hospital - University of Rochester Medical Center

Wearing a mask is important and will help stop the spread of COVID-19. If your child does not want to wear a mask and has a hard time keeping it on, then check out the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities Mask Toolkit.

This toolkit provides tips and tricks for ways parents or caregivers can help their children feel more comfortable.

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/strong-center-developmental-disabilities/resources/masks-toolkit.aspx

A Toolkit For Helping Your Child Wear A Mask During COVID-19

Are you a caregiver and feeling overwhelmed at times?Parent to Parent NYS has created a free support service to help you...
11/27/2020

Are you a caregiver and feeling overwhelmed at times?
Parent to Parent NYS has created a free support service to help you! When you sign up, you will receive self-care and stress management tips via text message. This opportunity is funded by the DDPC.

Learn more information on Parent to Parent’s website here: http://parenttoparentnys.org/news/headline-news/text4caregivers/

Sign up to receive supportive text messages here: https://platform.trumpia.com/onlineSignup/ddpctext/text4caregivers

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the DDPC!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the DDPC!

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when we recognize the millions of Americans who are caring for love...
11/24/2020

November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when we recognize the millions of Americans who are caring for loved ones with illnesses, disabilities, and other physical, cognitive, and mental health conditions.

Thank you for all that you do!

Got stress? ProActive Caring can help with their “Thinking It Through: A Parent Guide to a Mindful Approach for Solving ...
11/23/2020
Relevant Resources and Videos | Pacp

Got stress? ProActive Caring can help with their “Thinking It Through: A Parent Guide to a Mindful Approach for Solving Problems” article and the ProActive Caring Digital Resource Center!

To find resources, tools, and videos that will help provide useful recommendations and guidance during these times of uncertainty and increased stress, visit https://www.proactivecaring.org/videos

Dr. Pyles is Professor in the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany.  She is the author or editor of six books, including Progressive Community Organizing: Reflective Practice in a Globalizing World, and author of more than 50 articles and book chapters.  She is al...

Join us and the Administration for Community Living to celebrate 50 years of State Councils on Developmental Disabilitie...
11/20/2020

Join us and the Administration for Community Living to celebrate 50 years of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities! Councils over the past 50 years have advocated for People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to expand the resources available for people with IDD and their families.

ProActive Caring has collaborated with several experts to provide “Thinking It Through: A Parent Guide to a Mindful Appr...
11/19/2020
Home | Pacp

ProActive Caring has collaborated with several experts to provide “Thinking It Through: A Parent Guide to a Mindful Approach for Solving Problems.” You can view it on their website www.proactivecaring.org or click here:https://dc82432b-2952-4d48-b6f0-5d086f7307d4.filesusr.com/ugd/5fe66f_cd32d575d7b348b2b4deb78f98c12218.pdf

Looking for plain language to understand the Coronavirus and ways to stay safe? OPWDD has created informational flyers a...
11/18/2020

Looking for plain language to understand the Coronavirus and ways to stay safe? OPWDD has created informational flyers and videos to understand COVID, social distancing, how to wash your hands, and how to greet family and friends. For more information, go to https://opwdd.ny.gov/coronavirus-guidance/covid-19-plain-language

Administration for Community Living
11/17/2020

Administration for Community Living

Including caregivers in efforts to support them is essential. Learn how the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council is doing just that: http://ow.ly/ME1250CdJ81 #NFCMonth

A core component of the NYS Multiple Systems Navigator is a comprehensive mapping tool (http://bit.ly/2ahslw6) that prov...
11/16/2020

A core component of the NYS Multiple Systems Navigator is a comprehensive mapping tool (http://bit.ly/2ahslw6) that provides program, service and family/peer support information. This tool provides driving directions, contact information and hours of operation.

Last month we celebrated the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The year 2020 also mark...
11/13/2020
ADA | ACL Administration for Community Living

Last month we celebrated the 75th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The year 2020 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As 2020 continues, we want to recognize the progress we have made and continue to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Learn more about the ADA here: https://acl.gov/ada

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law; this landmark civil rights law affirmed the inherent dignity of every person, regardless of disability. This sweeping legislation protects prohibits discrimination by local and state governments, provid...

Looking for educational materials about seasonal influenza? Check out the NYSDOH - New York State Health Department's “T...
11/12/2020

Looking for educational materials about seasonal influenza? Check out the NYSDOH - New York State Health Department's “Take 3 Steps to Fight the Flu” flyer on ways to stay safe.

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