Developmental Disabilities

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Developmental Disabilities

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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FAMILY & CAREGIVER GROUP – DDAWNY for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
7 Community Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
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Family & Caregiver Group – Dunkirk/Fredonia – 11/21

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November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Western New York DDSO
258 East Main Street
Fredonia, NY 14063
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Allegany County Family Support Group – 11/26

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November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alfred State Wellsville Campus, Pioneer Student Union
2540 River Road
Wellsville, NY 14895 United States
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