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Adult Life, Work

OPWDD

Learn about services from the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Adult Life, Work

SSI Employment Support

Individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits who are interested in becoming employed have access to supports built in by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that help protect their benefits.

Disability Systems

Application for OPWDD Services

People who have developmental disabilities can apply for OPWDD supports and services.

Family Support, K-12, Special Education

What is a Functional Behavioral Assessment?  

The process of determining why a student engages in behaviors that impede learning and how the student’s behavior relates to the environment. In other words, it’…

Early Childhood, Special Education

What is Assistive Technology?

As defined in the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), the federal special education law, Assistive Technology (AT) is: “any item…

Early Childhood, Parenting, Recreation

Play-Based Therapy

Play therapy is a dynamic process that enables children to express themselves and interact with other children.

Adult Life, Work

Employment Opportunities for Students

Gain skills and explore career interests through work readiness programs for youth.

Adult Life, Work

ACCES-VR

ACCES-VR provides job search, educational, and independent living services and supports that help people with disabilities achieve and maintain employment.

Adult Life, Advocacy, Transition Planning

Disability Laws: High School vs. Post-Secondary School

Learn about the differences between the laws that protect young people with disabilities as they transition from high school to adulthood.