Why connections matter

People with disabilities often face unique challenges and experiences. Connecting Members and families to the right people, organizations, and resources eases the journey and creates an important sense of belonging. Having a support network of understanding individuals can be crucial for their emotional well-being.

Member Relations Liaisons

Connections provide opportunities for knowledge and information sharing. People with disabilities can learn from others who have similar experiences, exchange advice and strategies, and stay updated on resources and services. Member Relations Liaisons do just that—they are there when you need another person to listen to or guide you to answers.  Find your Member Relation Liaison here.


Parent to Parent NYS

Parent to Parent NYS

Support for special needs caregivers in NY.



For people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

EI Families

Early Intervention Families

For people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.



For people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


The New York City Family Advocacy Information Resource

Family, advocacy, information and resources for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


Eastern New York Developmental Disabilities Advocates

Ensuring that people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have a voice, every and any day.

NYS Education Department

New York State Education Department

Adult career and continuing education services and independent living centers.


The City University of New York

Disability and accessibility services.

Future Planning, Legal, Financial, Benefits and Entitlements


NYSARC Trust Services

Trust Services

Social media serves as a valuable source for individuals with disabilities. Stay informed and empowered by visiting the channels at the top right corner of this page.


New York Alliance for Developmental Disabilities

We advocate for the developmentally deserving.

Community Resource Tool

Community Resource Tool

Helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find programs, services, and supports.

My Care Manager Natalie is a Godsend! She listens to my son’s needs, and gets results for so many things I need help with.”

– Kim W, Caregiver