OPWDD Features

Strategies for the Future: Supporting Complex Needs
OPWDD’s goal is to ensure that the person-centered outcomes in the transformation agenda can be realized by everyone, including those with complex medical and behavioral support needs. Thursday November 5, 20158 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, NYMeeting Room 6
Transforming Together - Transformation Panel Public Forums - Register Now!
Thank you for your interest in the Transforming Together Transformation Panel public forums. We will be following up with anyone that submitted a question for the Panel. At this time, we are looking into adding a webinar to accommodate anyone that was unable to participate at the 6 forums statewide. Stay tuned for further information.
Residential Request List
The Residential Request List survey end date has been extended until October 17, 2015. Please call 1-844-679-3369, Monday through Friday from 5pm - 8pm or Saturday from 9am - 5pm to complete a survey before 5 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Dear Friends and Colleagues:With the recent enactment of the 2015-2016 State budget, we have some very good news to share about what we will be able to do this year to further our system transformation. Governor Cuomo’s leadership has ensured that our system will receive a 3.2 percent increase in this year’s budget for services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and I’d like to tell you a little more about how our funding will be used. 
Dear Friends and Colleagues:April is Autism Awareness Month and New York is joining the rest of the country in recognizing the unique talents and contributions of individuals with Autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting 1 in 68 children in the United States and is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. It is five times more likely to occur in boys than girls.