Your Rights

Learn about available services for you and your loved one with a disability

People with developmental disabilities and their families have rights and choices available to them. Here you can learn about what is available for you and your loved one with a disability and where and how to access supports and services and how to obtain your rights. Learn more about the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), The Olmstead Decision, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • If you or your loved one is under 22 years of age – Learn about what educational opportunities, and other services are available and what your rights are at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/.
  • If you are older than 22 years of age – Learn about day programs, vocational opportunities, residential opportunities and more at http://opwdd.ny.gov/, or watch this video about OPWDD Benefits.

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