Meeting a Challenge to Vaccinate Thousands

In January, when COVID-19 vaccines started trickling into New York State, the barriers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive the vaccine seemed insurmountable. Would they understand the dire need to be vaccinated, especially when COVID-related death rates in New York were 2.4 times higher among this population? How would they or their families navigate the complicated registration … Read More

Austin Raises More Than $11K for Charity

For over ten years, Heather Johnson, a Care Coordinator at Person Centered Services, has helped empower Austin and his family. As someone with a giving heart, Austin has long held a passion for raising money for the Ronald McDonald House. He began fundraising about four years ago and has completed an annual fundraising event each year to coincide with the … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

Make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine! A special presentation on the vaccine featuring medical experts and self-advocates is now available through the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY. Watch this free webinar now:

Student Transition Webinar Recording

Watch a special presentation on the transition process for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities presented by Community Relations Managers Amy Albanese and Alan Venesky. This March 2021 webinar includes insights from self-advocates about life after high school: 

Hot Topics: “Employment & Independence”

Join us for the next installment of our Hot Topics live webinar series! Learn more about employment opportunities for people with disabilities and vocational services through ACCES-VR. Register now for “Employment & Independence: How ACCES-VR Can Help You Reach Your Potential” on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12pm EST:

Protect I/DD Services

State lawmakers have proposed budget cuts that would threaten access to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we need help to fight these cuts! The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is seeking a 23% budget cut to Care Coordination organizations, including Person Centered Services.  This new cut is in addition to the 16.2% cut that went into effect on July 1, 2020, … Read More