Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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I Spoke Out


I spoke out against abuse and neglectA Message from Commissioner Burke

It takes just one person speaking out against abuse and neglect to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities live their lives with the dignity and safety every person deserves. I am asking you to please join OPWDD’s statewide “I Spoke Out” campaign, and speak up for someone who may be unable — or afraid — to speak up for themselves. Just one person can make all the difference. OPWDD has zero tolerance for abuse.Each of us has an obligation to speak out when we witness or suspect abuse or neglect.


Join us. Stop. Report. Prevent.


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