Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities
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Developmental disabilities (DD) are specific disorders that may occur anytime from before a baby’s birth, up until the age of 22. A developmental disability may take different forms. A developmental disability condition may cause a child to develop more slowly all along, or to have physical difficulties and limitations, or have trouble learning and growing like other children in general. Sometimes an individual has more than one condition or disability.

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 disability, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, familial dysautonomia and neurological impairment (injury, malformation, or disease involving the central nervous System).

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Dinner and Discussion on Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Services – 11/19

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aspire
7 Community Drive
Cheektowaga, 14225 United States
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Adult Services Fair & OPWDD Official Front Door Session – 11/20

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Summit Center
150 Stahl Road
Getzville, NY 14068
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Rec Fest!

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
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