Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
There are eligibility requirements in order to receive respite services, medicaid funded employment supports, day programming options, and Self-Direction through OPWDD.
OPWDD eligibility is tricky- watch our video presentation for helpful information. For more information, read our
is the process to help students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) decide what they want to do after high school. A transition plan provides the basic structure for preparing an individual to live, work, and play in the community, as fully and independently, as possible.”
This workshop will teach you the basics of what types of evaluations and assessments schools commonly use, how to read and interpret the data from these evaluations and what to do if you disagree with the district’s assessments.
The Long Island Advocacy Center hosted and facilitated a live webinar/panel discussion. Panelists from various youth and empowerment-based agencies review clips from the documentary "Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools", discuss the impact of trauma, adultification, and implicit bias, and highlight positives strategies and mechanisms to promote success in the educational system and life. A restorative circle is also conducted in the video.