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A New Commissioner Announced Today

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new appointments to his administration, including his nomination of Theodore Kastner as Commissioner of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.
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2018 - A Year in Review

The past year has been filled with celebrations, accomplishments and new friendships. Please enjoy our year in review highlighting some memorable moments from 2018.
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Passion and Purpose Inspires DDI Employee to Remain at Nonprofit

In March of 2006, while working in retail, Jennifer Torchetti peeked at the Newsday classifieds looking for an opportunity to apply her degree in clinical psychology. She took a chance and scheduled an interview at Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI) for a teaching assistant position working with young children with autism.
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New Technology and New Love Bring a New Reality to DDI

People appreciate journeys for many different reasons. For John Kenny and Ellen McBurney, the journey has been about helping to create initiatives benefitting the people supported by DDI. This partnership began while John and Ellen were students in the Executive-in-Residence Program (EIRP) of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University.
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