CENTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES
For more than 65 years, the Center for Disability Services has been the place to turn to for innovative services and expert care for individuals with disabilities and chronic medical conditions in the Capital Region. The Center for Disability Services provides services to more than 15,000 individuals - newborns to seniors - and their families at 85 locations throughout 9 counties in Upstate New York.
COMMISSION ON QUALITY OF CARE
Commission On Quality Of Care And Advocacy For Persons With Disabilities (CQC) provides independent oversight of programs and services designed to meet the needs of people with disabilities and offers legal, advocacy, training, information and technical assistance services to promote their full inclusion in all aspects of community life.
FAMILIES TOGETHER NYS
Families Together in New York State, Inc. a statewide, parent-governed, non-profit organization, grew out of the efforts of many people who were concerned about children's mental health services in New York State and across the nation.
NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS
Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress We provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.
NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The National Down Syndrome Society is the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, envisioning a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.
NYS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL (DDPC)
The DDPC is responsible for developing new ways to improve the delivery of services and supports to New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families. The Council focuses on community involvement, employment, recreation and housing issues faced by New Yorkers with developmental disabilities and their families.
NYS OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (OPWDD)
OPWDD is responsible for coordinating services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other disabilities. OPWDD provides services directly and through a network of approximately 700 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.
NYS OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
The Office of Special Education works to promote educational equity and excellence for students with disabilities.
PARENT NETWORK of the CAPITAL REGION
The PNCR provides parents with the knowledge, skills, resources and support to effectively advocate for their children and to facilitate productive relationships between parents and school districts for the benefit of students with disabilities.
PARENT TO PARENT OF NY STATE
Parent to Parent of NYS is a place where families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them can meet and share information. This website is maintained as a resource for families. We've walked the walk and are here to help other families through support; information and referral; and trainings.
RESOURCES for CHILDREN with SPECIAL NEEDS
RCSN is New York City’s only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
THE AUTISM SOCIETY of the GREATER CAPITAL REGION
The Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region promotes the active and informed involvement of family members and the individual with autism in the planning of individualized, appropriate services and support.
THE NYS EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM
The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY
The Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia website was developed under a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. It is intended to be a resource for staff caring for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who are showing signs of dementia.