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Western New Yorkers marked the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by spotlighting a rather ironic lack of accessibility.


Kathy Doody

The State Office of People with Developmental Disabilities is holding another series of public forums across New York this month to help educate families about the critical change coming in the way services are provided.

New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities

A significant change is coming to the way New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive services. The next few months will be critical.

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An investigation of state employees stealing from developmentally disabled people in their care has prompted a call for better oversight by the agency overseeing group homes for the disabled.

from NYS OPWDD website

A class action lawsuit has been filed in Buffalo against Governor Cuomo and the acting commissioner of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. The litigation seeks to end what is considered a "moratorium" on more residential housing for thousands of adults.


WBFO News photo by Ashley Hassett

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of the occasion, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation and signed two pieces of legislation.

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Questions remain over the placement of seven high-level sex offenders in a West Seneca neighborhood.