Listed below are several sites that may be of interest to individuals, their families, and our staff.
OPWDD is the New York State run organization that oversees agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities. Their website contains resources and information for individuals and their families, as well as for agencies.
Established in 1969, the SIDDC assists in the planning, promotion and development of services for people who have Developmental Disabilities and their family members. Their site contains the latest news in the world of Developmental Disabilities, Committee information, Membership information, and a list of agencies that can provide resources on Staten Island.
Special Olympics offers over 30 Olympic-type individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. Having fun, developing skills and building self-esteem, all while participating in year-round sports training and competition is the life of a Special Olympics athlete.
Parent to Parent of NYS is a statewide not for profit organization that services over 1300 parents, with a mission to support and connect families of individuals with special needs. Parents can be matched with a trained Support Parent who also has a child with a similar developmental disability. Staff also field telephone calls from parents who are looking for resources, services and information. There is also a regional office dedicated to helping Staten Island parents of children with special needs (http://www.parenttoparentnys.org/Regional/statenisland.htm).
PrevenObesity.net provides a groundbreaking new tool to help build the movement to reverse childhood obesity and connect leaders in the movement with one another. The site offers a map of the movement, where companies and people can add themselves to show their support. It also provides a widget, app, and blogs to help people stay connected to the movement.
This website hosts a compilation of Staten Island news, alerts, events, and attractions straight from the Borough President’s Office. It also contains a local map, along with links to commuter information, volunteer opportunities, business information, and education information.
The NYC DOHMH is one of the largest and oldest public health agencies in the world. On their website, you can find information regarding current and past health concerns, press releases, health care providers, and job opportunities. There site also contains portals to vital New York City information for residents, visitors, and businesses.