The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 750 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.
OPWDD Front Door is a person centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs, and desires in making decisions.
OPWDD Front Door Phone: 718-642-8576
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has many services for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
For children under 3 years of age, contact the Early Intervention program.
The Early Intervention Program supports families with children ages birth to three who have disabilities or developmental delays. After a child is evaluated and found eligible for the Program, a team of professionals works with the family to create a service plan that meets their needs.
Early Intervention Website
For children ages 3 to 5, contact the Department of Education, Special Education Hotline at 718-935-2007.
DoHMH Developmental Disabilities Resources
A Day Care Center for Adults that offers a calm, comfortable, unique environment that stimulates the mind and body. They offer several activities, including but not limited to, exercises, board games, bingo, dominoes, karaoke, meditation, indoors and outdoors activities, etc. They also provide nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks. Alma Cache' helps assist with personal needs.
1930 Patterson Avenue
Bronx, New York 10473
YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities is an award-winning organization that strives to help people with developmental disabilities reach their fullest potential. They provide a wide range of services for people of all ages in and around New York and New Jersey.
YAI offers residential programs, employment training and support, day services, opportunities for recreation and socialization, and a variety of services that support and empower people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.220 East 42nd Street
Their mission is to educate and empower those in the autism community in the New York Metro area. They will never give up in the search to help affected individuals reach their full potential and to provide support to individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder, their families and caregivers and the professionals who work with them.
200 Cabrini Blvd.
New York, NY 10033
AHRC meets the needs of its individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by offering a wide range of programs, services and supports tailored to meet their specific needs.
"What does it mean to live in my own place?" an illustrated guide to independent living for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Created by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and AHRC.
CARD programs include comprehensive and cutting-edge curricula that can be tailored to the specific needs of the individuals from birth to 21 years of age. These programs help children learn to communicate, develop friendships and lead happy, healthy lives.
NYC Address: 204 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016
The WellLife Network provides Family Support services such as family reimbursement. They also provide Home and Community Based (HCBS) Waiver services such as Community habilitation, and In-home respite.
The programs are available to persons caring for a loved one with Intellectual/developmental disabilities in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
142-02 20 Ave, 3rd Floor
Flushing, NY, 11351