Information for
Parents and Advocates

Important Announcements

Upcoming In-Person 2023-2027 Draft Strategic Plan Forums

OPWDD is preparing its 2023-2027 Strategic Plan and we invite you to provide feedback on the draft plan now on our website (plain language summary is available). Using your input, OPWDD will adopt a final Strategic Plan that will guide the agency over the next five years.

You can provide your comments in two ways – by submitting written comments or by attending one of our in-person forums. The next in-person forum is scheduled for July 7 in Queens.

Recognizing and respecting that some stakeholders may not be comfortable with in-person meetings, OPWDD will provide additional virtual public hearing opportunities on the 2023-2027 Draft Strategic Plan. Dates and times will be announced soon. 

Written Feedback
Fill out an online form. Note that the form provides for written comments. Those who wish to submit written feedback through the online feedback form should submit their comments by July 29, 2022.

In-Person feedback – Attend a Regional In-Person Forum

July 7

12-2 p.m.  

Queens DDRO
Room VC2, Basement
80-45 Winchester Blvd, Building 80
Queens Village, NY 11427

Long Island

July 8    

10 a.m.-12 p.m.    

OPWDD Regional Office 
415 Oser Avenue
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Staten Island    

July 8    

3:30-5:30 p.m.    

Elizabeth A. Connelly Center,
930 Willowbrook Road,
Building 41 A
Staten Island, NY 10314

Capital Region    

July 11    

11 a.m.-1 p.m.    

OD Heck Gymnasium

500 Balltown Road, Building 4

Schenectady, NY 12304


July 18    

3:30-5:30 p.m.    

Mary Cariola Children’s Center
1000 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621


July 19    

1-3 p.m.    

OPWDD Regional Office & SANYS of WNY
1021 Broadway Street
4th Floor, Large Conference Room
Buffalo NY, 14212


July 26       



August 2    

1-3 p.m.    

Inter-Agency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC)
150 West 30th St.
15th Floor
New York, NY 10001


August 2    6-8 p.m.    

Heartshare Brooklyn Day Habilitation
177 Livingston St.,
2nd Floor
29 Gallatin Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11201


August 3       



August 3         

Learning About Incidents/Incident Policy & Regulations

Quality Improvement Plan