Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

Direct Support Professional Wages: We support an increase in the minimum wage for all workers, and the $14.9 million in this year’s Executive Budget to raise the wages of workers in our field to [...]

How Medicaid Block Grants Could Impact People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and their Families

The new Administration has called for drastic cuts to Medicaid, through Medicaid block grants, that would fundamentally compromise the program—making it less reliable for the people who depend on [...]

Minimum Wage Increase Proposals and Direct Support Professional

We fully support the Governor’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. However, as the State Comptroller’s analysis states: “The Executive Budget provides no additional funding to [...]

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

Housing: In 2015 there were no new certified residential opportunities in Manhattan, meaning all placements in Manhattan were made to ‘backfill’ placement in existing homes. Such occasions are [...]

Department of Education and Departments of Health

Preschool Special Education Services: Despite rising costs, 4410 non-public preschool special education programs for children with educational disabilities, have received only one tiny tuition [...]

OPWDD Releases Reports to Legislature

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has released several new reports requested by the state Legislature. These and other issues are of tremendous importance to [...]

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Early Intervention and Special Education Services: March 13, 2015

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Early Intervention and Special Education Services March, 2015 Early Intervention Services Legislators must provide a 4.8% funding increase to preserve essential Early [...]

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: OPWDD March 13, 2015

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) March, 2015 DEVELOPMENT OF 24-HOUR RESIDENTIAL SERVICES The Legislature must provide funding for new 24-hour [...]

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA – Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) – March 2014

We thank our legislators for their decades of support for services for people with developmental disabilities, especially in last year’s session.  Once again, we are counting on you to help [...]

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA – Early Intervention & Special Education Services – March 2014

Early Intervention Services *­  Legislators must provide a 3% funding increase to preserve vital Early Intervention services. Early Intervention (EI) services are a wise investment in the future [...]

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