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Parent to Parent of New York State builds a supportive network of families to reduce isolation and empower those who care for people with developmental disabilities or special healthcare needs to navigate and influence service systems and make informed decisions. 

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Position Available:  Director of Programs, 35 hours per week, Capital District Office, Schenectady

The Director of Programs will provide strategic leadership as a member of the organization's management team, leading Parent to Parent of NYS' program development and implementation.  The Director of Programs ensures staff has the support, resources, information and training to carry out their programmatic responsibilities.  Full job posting available at the link below. Send resume, cover letter, and three current reference letters by Friday, May 15, 2015 to Michele Juda, Executive Director, Parent to Parent of NYS, P.O. Box 9212, Schenectady, NY 12309 or via e-mail to

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2012 Ford Fusion SE For Sale

Accepting bids on 2012 Ford Fusion SE.  See attached file for more information regarding the bidding process.  Photos of the vehicle can be found at

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day Conference, 5/28/2015, Niagara Falls

The convention, also commonly known as DD DAY!!, has long been a staple of the WNY community, bringing together local and regional agencies, industry connected vendors and suppliers, direct support professionals and the individuals that all of these groups support. The conference is the largest one of its kind in the United States and has been growing bigger and more sophisticated every year.  Tickets are available online with more than 250 scholarship tickets available for people who qualify.  For more information and to register for the event visit

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Parent to Parent of NYS Brochure

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Respectful Language Bookmark

Parent to Parent of New York State designed this bookmark to raise awareness about how the language used to describe people with disabilities shapes the attitudes of those around us.

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Guide to Understanding NYS OPWDD Supports & Services

Developed by Parent to Parent of NYS to inform families about the wide range of services available to qualified individuals and to assist them in accessing those services for their loved one with a developmental disability.

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State Employees' Federal Appeal

Please consider donating to Parent to Parent of NYS during this year's State Employees' Federal Appeal Campaign.

A Family to Family Health Care Information & Education Center.

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