Article by Iris Buczkowski: CEO of Birch Wealth Management & Member of the Kelberman Center Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
Rosanne J. Westgate, Ph.D, CBIS
Educational/cognitive diagnostician, consultant, therapist.
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.