WHO WE ARE

The Bronx Developmental Disabilities Council is an association of parents, advocates, consumers and professionals concerned with the needs of people with developmental disabilities who reside in the Bronx. Through our Executive Board, Standing Committees and Special Events, we provide a forum for the discussion of issues, provide information and support to families, and advocate for the social and economic issues that affect the quality of life of the people we serve.

The council acts in an advisory capacity to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, identifying unmet needs and reviewing service proposals. We provide representation to the InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies and work in cooperation with New York City's other four Borough Councils as well as other advocacy and planning groups.

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 Urgent! We need your help, please click here to sign the PETITION

 

We the undersigned, Voices For Persons With Developmental Disabilities, hereby declare a state of crisis in New York State regarding the lack of availability and development of residential living opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities living at home with their families. We strongly urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo and all our elected officials to address this neglectful situation by:

1: Increasing funding for residential development for those living with their families in the community and in need of a 24 hr supervised setting,

2: Providing equal access to OPWDD certified residential opportunities for those living at home with their families.

3: Mandating that all new development should provide/include 50% from OPWDD priority lists and 50% from those living at home with their family


As families with a member with developmental disabilities we have survived no services and no funding, but we cannot survive with no hope.

As reported in The Wall Street Journal, NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg says there is a waiting list of 12,000 individuals with developmental disabilities who need services or housing and the list is growing.

Advocacy does make a difference.

Be a voice for people with developmental disabilities. Please sign the petition urging Governor Cuomo and our elected officials to address the issue of long term residential planning and choice for people with Developmental Disabilities living with their families in the community.

One minute of your time can make a positive change in the lives of our children.
Protect the rights of people with developmental disabilities and sign.

Thank You


IMPORTANT: Professionals working in the disability field who wish to support our cause can sign the petition but only as private citizens. Please do not sign using your agency.

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Hold this Date: MAY 19th, 2016 for our 2016 Annual Family Support Conference.

Preregistration is required!

Please keep checking the website for more details to come.

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Please check out OPWDD's NEW FRONT DOOR Policy Manual here:

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Find your elected officials here:

Step#1:..click on the link below

http://capwiz.com/thearc/dbq/officials/?affiliate_lookup=1

Step #2: Put in your zip code or the zip code of where your program is located

Step 3: Hit enter...the site will generate a list of all your elected officials.

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 Medicaid Procedures for Transportation to Medical related appointments::

Welcome to the Logisticare website for New York City Medicaid enrollees, medical practitioners and non-emergency medical transportation providers. The New York State Department of Health has contracted with Logisticare to manage Medicaid non-emergency medical transportation services (NEMT) in New York City.

For Details on scheduling your trip, please click on Enrollees, then click on FAQ's

http://www.nycmedicaidride.net/en-us/home.aspx

Call 1-877-564-5922 

PS: Always have your Medicaid Card ready when calling & always ask for your confirmation number!!