Welcome to our Resources Center, a dedicated space where you can access information and forms and documents designed to aide various aspects of your journey. This centralized hub ensures easy access to necessary resources. Empowering you with the tools to navigate administrative processes efficiently and effectively
Have You Enrolled With OPWDD (Office of People with Developmental Disabilities)?
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is a New York state agency devoted to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Established to provide comprehensive and person-centered support, OPWDD is at the forefront of ensuring a high quality of life for those it serves. The agency collaborates with a network of service providers, offering a range of services and programs, including residential, day, family support, and respite services, all tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
OPWDD's mission is rooted in fostering inclusion, independence, and self-determination, and it continually works to promote dignity, respect, and the full participation of individuals with developmental disabilities in their communities. Through its unwavering commitment, OPWDD strives to provide opportunities for a brighter, more inclusive future for those it serves.
SPARC Participant Parent & Guardian
The SPARC Participant Parent/Guardian Referral Program is designed to recognize and reward the valuable role that parents and guardians play in our participants' journey. This program encourages them to refer both fellow participants and qualified job candidates to join the SPARC community. Participant parents and guardians are eligible to participate, and successful referrals can earn them SPARC credits.
Join Our Events Committee: Help us plan and organize exciting events that bring joy to our community.
Become a Member Our Parent Board: Share your insights and contribute to the some strategic direction of SPARC programs.
Collaboration: If you're a service provider, let's work together to create impactful programs and services.
Referrals: Spread the word about SPARC and help us reach more individuals who can benefit from our programs.
Caretaker Connections is a new resource that offers support and guidance to parents and guardians of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This support group will provide a safe and nurturing space for caretakers to come together to share their experiences, exchange valuable insights, and seek emotional support in various ways, including social gatherings, behavioral analysts training, yoga classes, and more.
In Caretaker Connections, attendees find understanding and empathy, connecting with others who face similar challenges in caring for loved ones with special needs. This resource not only provides a platform for individuals to address their concerns but also builds a community of strength, resilience, and shared experiences, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment among caretakers.