APSE: the Network on Employment is a rapidly growing organization now numbering over 5,000 members. It was formed to improve and expand integrated employment services and outcomes through supported employment (SE) for persons experiencing disabilities. Membership is open to anyone who wants to be a part of a grassroots network committed to ensuring that SE continues to grow and improve.
The Center for Self-Determination is
an interactive working collaborative of individuals and organizations
committed to the principles of self-determination. The purpose of the
collaborative is to change the nature of the support and service system
for individuals with disabilities, using the principles of
self-determination to help people create the lives they want.
The New York State Developmental
Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) provides the capacity building by
promoting policies, plans, and best practices that affirm dignity,
value and respect, support full participation, up hold equality,
promote access to research, and encourage individuals to learn from each
other to promote promising system changes.
Adult Autism & Employment
A guide for vocational rehabilitation professionals, including a synthesis of existing literature, promising practices, and previously unpublished insights and suggestions from a national expert on autism & employment.
Explains how to connect to disability and eployment resources and local DPN (Disability Program Navigators)
Explains the Disability Program Navigator initiative and offers training assistance resources
New York State Employer Resource Guide
This guide was developed to provide both public and private employers, human resource personnel, hiring managers and supervisors with relevant federal, state and local level information around their legal obligations, along with resources that can assist in identifying, paying for, and implementing effective accommodation strategies, in hiring and/or retaining qualified employees who experience a disability.
HealthyTransitionsNY.org teaches skills and provides tools for care coordination, keeping a health summary, and setting priorities during the transition process. It features video vignettes that demonstrate health transition skills and interactive tools that foster self determination and collaboration.
The National Core Indicators is a collaboration among participating National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disability Services (NASDDDS), member state agencies and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), with the goal of developing a systematic approach to performance and outcome measurement.
New York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 500,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 2,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts
The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.
Person Centered Planning
Person Centred Planning (PCP) is a process designed to assist someone to make plans for their future. It is used most often as a life planning model to enable individuals with disabilities or otherwise requiring support to increase their personal self-determination and improve their own independence.
This site highlights and celebrates
the employment successes of people with Intellectual
Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) who are working in paid
jobs in their communities. Through the use of innovative, front-line
employment support practices, these individuals are earning money,
forming networks, and contributing to their communities.
Vocational and Educational Services
for Individuals with Disabilities, now called ACCES-VR, offers access to a full range
of services that may be needed by persons with disabilities through
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities - A fifty year partnership with individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community supporting health and wellness, independence, productivity, and inclusion through medical and clinical services, educational programs, and research.
Special Education Services for students with disabilities ages 3-21. Transition Services Services for students with disabilities from school to adult services. Independent Living Services for people with disabilities of all ages.
Self Determination Project at
Westchester Institute for Human Development, last updated 2010 email@example.com | 1.877.810.2422
In partnership between the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning
Council, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, and WIHD