Forums for Self-Advocates: Your Opportunity to Speak Up about OPWDD's 5.07 Plan

OPWDD has released their 5 year plan and they would like to hear from self-advocates. Here are the Forums Scheduled:


In Person Forums:

Please note RED registration link at end of list for in-person forums.

Self-Advocate Only forums do not require registration. 

Long Island Self Advocates Only- July 7th 6-7pm OPWDD Regional Office 415 Oser Avenue Hauppauge 11788


Long Island Open to all- July 8th 10am-12pm OPWDD Regional Office 415 Oser Avenue Hauppauge 11788


Staten Island - July 8th 3:30-5:30pm Elizabeth A. Connelly Center, 930 Willowbrook Road, Building 41 A Staten Island 10314


Schenectady - July 11th 11am - 1pm OD Heck 500 Balltown Road Bldg 4, Schenectady 12304


Rochester - July 18th 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm @ Mary Cariola Children's Center 1000 Elmwood Avenue Rochester 14621


Buffalo Self Advocates Only- July 19th 10 am -12 noon @ 1021 Broadway St. Buffalo 14212 


Buffalo Open to all- July 19th 1-3pm @ 1021 Broadway St Buffalo 14212


Syracuse - July 26th 1-3pm Arc of Onondaga, 600 South Wilbur Ave. Syracuse 13024


Manhattan - August 2nd 1-3pm Inter-Agency Council of Developmental Disabilities (IAC) 150 West 30th St. 15th Floor New York, NY  10001


Brooklyn - August 2nd 6-8pm Heartshare Brooklyn Day Habilitation 177 Livingston St., 2nd Floor 29 Gallatin Pl. Brooklyn 11201


Bronx - August 3rd TBD

Westchester - August 3rd TBD

Virtual Self-Advocate Only Forums: 

July 28th 6-7:30 pm

Aug. 16th 10:30 am-12 noon 

Both virtual forums can be accessed with the same link:

Meeting ID: 892 0825 7633

Virtual Forums open to agencies, parents, self-advocates and others:

August 15th 2-4 pm 


August 16th 6-8 pm


Read About the Plan

Here are 3 ways to read about the plan. Click the button you would like to read. 


Can't Go? Write a Comment on the Plan

Give OPWDD ideas on how to reach the goals in the plan and if they are the right goals. Click below for the links.


Self Advocacy Association of NYS
500 Balltown Road Bldg 12 | Schenectady, New York 12304
518-382-1454 |

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