Kelberman Clinician Articles

Dr. Nicole DeRosa is Kelberman's Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Timothy Dempsey is a Clinical Psychologist at Kelberman

Amanda Cowan is a Senior Licensed Behavior Analyst at Kelberman

Emma Smith is a Licensed Behavior Analyst at Kelberman

OPWDD Resources

Office for People with Development Disabilities (OPWDD)

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other disabilities. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 700 nonprofit service. To specifically seek out information about the eligibility for services through OPWDD, visit the OPWDD Front Door page.

OPWDD Front Door Access to Services Brochure

Welcome to the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Front Door!

OPWDD Front Door Welcome Flyer

Enclosed is a Welcome Packet with important information to help guide you through the Front Door process.

Care Coordination Organizations (CCO)


Care Coordination Organization

Prime Care NY

Care Coordination Organization

Quick Links

Special Needs Planning: Navigating the Continuum

Article by Iris Buczkowski: CEO of Birch Wealth Management & Member of the Kelberman Center Board of Directors

Autism Navigator

Autism Navigator provides a set of unique web-based tools and courses to learn about the red flags of autism in toddlers, and how autism is diagnosed.  This site provides a range of videos and checklists to support families in sorting through this information.

100 Days Kit, Autism Speaks

A nice resource for families to better understand next steps after an autism diagnosis.

Autism: A Closer Look

A range of free articles and information offered through the National Autism Center and May Institute, including series of expert columns frequently published online and in newspapers and magazines.

Autism Society

The Autism Society is a grassroots autism organization working to increase awareness related to the day-to-day experiences of people with autism spectrum disorder, across skills levels. This site also provides updated information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

SUPAC Trainings

Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC), the Mid-State Special Education Parent Technical Assistance Center, is funded through a contract with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Special Education.  SUPAC aims to empower parents of children with disabilities with information and advocacy support.   They also offer numerous workshops to the community.

Guardianship and its Alternatives

A resource for people with disabilities, families, advocates, guardians and caregivers.



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Additional Information

Additional information is available through our private Facebook group, the Parent Roundtable. For further support with any of these topics, please connect with our Family Navigators.