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 s

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 s

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Apply For A Child (Under Age 18) | Disability Benefits | SSA

SSI provides monthly cash payments to help meet the basic needs of children who have a physical or mental disability. If you care for a child or teenager with a disability, your child may be eligible for SSI. Find out today!

This page explains how to apply for disability benefits for a child.

07/02/2021
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We’re excited to announce CDC’s new suite of vaccination materials to help people with #IntellectualDisabilities stay safe from #COVID19! Check out CDC’s new social story: https://go.usa.gov/x6gQN

Now there is a hotline for reliable vaccine information! The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) connects call...
06/30/2021
Disability Information and Access Line | ACL Administration for Community Living

Now there is a hotline for reliable vaccine information!
The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) connects callers to information about how to access the COVID-19 vaccine and related supports for people with disabilities.
acl.gov/dial | 888-677-1199 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET | [email protected]

Help with COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disabilities Call 888-677-1199 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern) - or - email [email protected] The Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities get vaccinated. The DIAL's trained staff is stand...

Empezando la Conversación: Hablando con Su Hij@ Sobre la S*xualidadMetas:Examinar las barreras que tenemos en hablar sob...
06/28/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Empezando la Conversación: Hablando con Su [email protected] Sobre la S*xualidad. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Empezando la Conversación: Hablando con Su [email protected] Sobre la S*xualidad
Metas:
Examinar las barreras que tenemos en hablar sobre sexualidad
Ganar conocimiento sobre sexualidad y discapacidades de desarrollo
Adquirir y practicar habilidades en comunicar sobre sexualidad con nuestros jóvenes e [email protected] mayores.
Jun 30, 2021 10:30 AM

Hablando con jóvenes e [email protected] mayores sobre la sexualidad puede ser una labor difícil. Como padres y tutores, muchas veces nos preocupamos pensando si hablando sobre el tema da permiso y también si [email protected] pueden estar seguros lejos de peligro cuando estén en relaciones. Este taller le ayudará ser...

The Seaver Autism Center is providing a webinar series to help provide parents with virtual tools and supports to more e...
06/25/2021

The Seaver Autism Center is providing a webinar series to help provide parents with virtual tools and supports to more effectively manage their children’s behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your family may be eligible to participate if your child has a developmental disability and is living at home.
For more information email Bonnie Lerman: [email protected]

The Seaver Autism Center is providing a webinar series to help provide parents with virtual tools and supports to more effectively manage their children’s behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your family may be eligible to participate if your child has a developmental disability and is living at home.
For more information email Bonnie Lerman: [email protected]

Input Needed! ACL is doing a survey so members of the public can provide their feedback on the proposed Respite Care Pro...
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Proposed Respite Care Professionals Core Competencies Public Comment Survey

Input Needed! ACL is doing a survey so members of the public can provide their feedback on the proposed Respite Care Professionals Core Competencies.
They are particularly interested in receiving feedback from family caregivers, care recipients, respite care professionals, and respite care agencies.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS5UwjhbMB5KjkPhMdgZkuRVxyt_aGV-GwMKkJu1LWk50J7Q/viewform

The purpose of this survey is to allow members of the general public to provide their feedback on the proposed Respite Care Professionals Core Competencies. We are particularly interested in feedback from family caregivers, care recipients, respite care professionals, and respite care agencies. The....

06/23/2021
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This pamphlet from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service helps people with disabilities learn how to work with their health care provider to get the care they need and what to do if they are experiencing difficulties getting care.

Happy Pride Month to people of all genders!
06/23/2021

Happy Pride Month to people of all genders!

Tomorrow you can join the Starting the Conversation: Talking to Your Child About S*xuality webinar. Register now!
06/22/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Starting the Conversation: Talking to Your Child About S*xuality. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Tomorrow you can join the Starting the Conversation: Talking to Your Child About S*xuality webinar. Register now!

Talking with our young and grown children about sexuality can be a difficult task. As parents and guardians, we often worry whether talking about it gives permission and whether they can be safe from harm when they are in relationships. This workshop will help you become more comfortable discussing....

This Wednesday join the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) Webinar! Find out how yo...
06/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) - An Overview Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

This Wednesday join the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) Webinar! Find out how you or your loved one can test assistive or supportive technology for free!

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) - An Overview Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

NU FRDAT will work directly with the Niagara and Erie County law enforcement agencies to educate and sensitize law enfor...
06/18/2021
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NU FRDAT will work directly with the Niagara and Erie County law enforcement agencies to educate and sensitize law enforcement, developmental disabilities service providers, and some aspects of the judicial system on developmental disabilities in relation to domestic violence victimization, interviewing, and the recognize-identify-approach-interact-response model. https://frdat.niagara.edu/

First Responders Disability Awareness Training | We are the nation's premier training program and resource for first responders to best serve & respond to individuals with disabilities

Happy Pride Month! You can view this free webinar which reviews LGBTQ terms and has self-advocates with I/DD talk about ...
06/17/2021
S*x Talk for Self-Advocates #6

Happy Pride Month! You can view this free webinar which reviews LGBTQ terms and has self-advocates with I/DD talk about their experiences in LGBTQ relationships.

Join the AUCD S*xual Health Special Interest Group for S*x Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #6: LGBTQ+ Relationships on December 3rd from 2:00 - 3:30pm EST. O...

Empezando la Conversación: Hablando con Su Hijo(a) Sobre La S*xualidad 10:30 am 30 de Junio via Zoom en Español Confirma...
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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Empezando la Conversación: Hablando con Su [email protected] Sobre la S*xualidad. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Empezando la Conversación: Hablando con Su Hijo(a) Sobre La S*xualidad
10:30 am 30 de Junio via Zoom en Español Confirma su Asistencia

Hablando con jóvenes e [email protected] mayores sobre la sexualidad puede ser una labor difícil. Como padres y tutores, muchas veces nos preocupamos pensando si hablando sobre el tema da permiso y también si [email protected] pueden estar seguros lejos de peligro cuando estén en relaciones. Este taller le ayudará ser...

Don’t miss Proactive Caring’s “Problem solving through transitions: Taking the next step in life”  on June 17th at 7
06/15/2021
ProActive Caring School Exchange Registration

Don’t miss Proactive Caring’s “Problem solving through transitions: Taking the next step in life” on June 17th at 7

Your name and email are needed in order to send you a Zoom link to the next ProActive Caring program. The optional questions provide information that is requested by our funder (the NYS-DDPC) and helps us continue to provide sessions like these. No personal information will be shared with them.

Join Dr. Max Banilivy for Building Resiliency: A developmental perspective. Given the troubling rates of mental health i...
06/14/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Building Resiliency: A developmental perspective.. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join Dr. Max Banilivy for Building Resiliency: A developmental perspective. Given the troubling rates of mental health issues for people with developmental disabilities, the need for resilience training has never been greater. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodO2gqz8uHd13bW0fCF7whVssKU318hPV

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Building Resiliency: A developmental perspective.. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Get to know the Ramirez June Initiative! Connecting New Americans with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities to Vita...
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Ramirez June Initiative

Get to know the Ramirez June Initiative! Connecting New Americans with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities to Vital Resources, Information, & Services

Want to participate in a paid research opportunity? The University of Rochester is recruiting adults with disabilities, ...
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STEP Project Research Recruitment

Want to participate in a paid research opportunity?
The University of Rochester is recruiting adults with disabilities, family members, day habilitation staff and care coordinators for a study to better understand barriers to transitioning from OPWDD’s day habilitation service to employment. To learn more about this opportunity, watch their recruitment video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CA8fGdxH0s
Participants will receive $20 in compensation for participation in a 1 – 1.5 hour session!
If you want to hear more, fill out this contact information form and someone will reach out soon: https://is.gd/EmploymentResearch

Outdoor Accessibility Day is Sunday, August 8th! Registration is now open to attend a FREE open house at John Dillon Par...
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Outdoor Accessibility Day

Outdoor Accessibility Day is Sunday, August 8th! Registration is now open to attend a FREE open house at John Dillon Park in the Adirondacks to experience and learn about accessible outdoor recreation. Spaces are limited – learn more and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outdoor-accessibility-day-registration-149360032879?aff=invite

Can't make it to the Adirondacks? Check out https://inclusiverec.org/ to find other accessible outdoor options in your area.

Come experience and learn about accessible outdoor recreation opportunities in the Adirondacks!

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! The Administration for Community Living has updated their Brain Health Resources for Community-Based Organizations to include how services and supports have adapted during COVID-19 and much more.

Check out these resources here: https://acl.gov/brain-health

Brain Health Basics ACL's 2018 update of its Brain Health Resource offers a PowerPoint presentation for professionals to use in educating older adults and adults with disabilities about brain health as we age, and a related handout for consumers. These materials update and simplify educational mater...

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is pleased to announce a new initiative to help staff better ...
06/01/2021

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is pleased to announce a new initiative to help staff better support individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) who identify as le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+).

DDPC has awarded a total of $450,000 to the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals - NADSP for a three-year project to develop and deliver a statewide training on supporting individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+. The anticipated start date for this new program is July 1, 2021.

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is pleased to announce a new initiative to help staff better support individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) who identify as le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+).

DDPC has awarded a total of $450,000 to the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals - NADSP for a three-year project to develop and deliver a statewide training on supporting individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+. The anticipated start date for this new program is July 1, 2021.

On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who gave their lives to serve our country.  #MemorialDay2021
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On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who gave their lives to serve our country. #MemorialDay2021

On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who gave their lives to serve our country. #MemorialDay2021

What is your favorite phone or computer app? Self-advocates from Wisconsin’s Board for People with Developmental Disabil...
05/28/2021
My favorite app | Self-Determination | Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

What is your favorite phone or computer app? Self-advocates from Wisconsin’s Board for People with Developmental Disabilities shared their favorite apps on their Self Determination YouTube channel!

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTUBsvJ45r8

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The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is hosting a series of forums for self-advo...
05/26/2021

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is hosting a series of forums for self-advocates and family members of people with developmental disabilities to share their input on OPWDD’s strategic priorities, use of funds from the American Rescue Plan, and the agency’s 5-year Statewide Comprehensive Plan.

To learn more and view the forum schedule visit: https://opwdd.ny.gov/news/opwdd-invites-people-receiving-supports-and-their-families-help-plan-future-our-service-system?fbclid=IwAR0A_TuIGFZZ25R6TrLoVM0nbw2SGto1DRVCRJl5HWk3G9eNnHKDMZTO1j0

Calling All Self-Advocates & Family Members of People With Developmental Disabilities. Give Your Input on OPWDD's Strategic Priorities. Sign Up for Forum Today!
Forum Dates: 5/26,6/2, 6/3, 6/8 and 6/9
Learn more at: https://on.ny.gov/3w8gLww

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program was created to connect more households to the internet during a time when ...
05/25/2021
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program was created to connect more households to the internet during a time when we rely on digital connectivity more than ever!

Visit https://getemergencybroadband.org/ to see if you qualify to for a $50 per month discount on your internet bill and to learn more about this program!

#GetConnectedEBB

Address

99 Washington Ave, Suite 1230
Albany, NY
12210

General information

The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is a Federally-funded, New York State Agency which operates under the direction of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. NYS Social Media Customer Use Policy: https://www.ny.gov/social-media-policy

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(800) 395-3372

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