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Transition Brochure - Housing and Employment Supports

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NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)


This document provides a brief description of supports offered by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to students who are transitioning from school to adult life. Specifically, the following supports are listed and defined in the brochure: residential supports; supports for community-based living; and employment services.




Assistive TechnologyAutism Spectrum DisordersCommunity CareCommunity Living ProgramsEducational PlanningEmploymentEmployment SupportsHousing SupportsIndependent LivingIntellectual Disabilities/Mental DisabilitiesLearning DisabilitiesLife TransitionsMental Health/Developmental DisabilityOut-of-Home/Residential CareResidential Care/PlacementsSelf-Directed CareTraining and Technical AssistanceTransition PlanningTransitions to AdulthoodTransportation

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Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council