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Support and Advocacy

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There are many ways DDI is committed to advocating for the rights of the individuals we support, and there are many ways for families to get involved as well. DDI recognizes the importance of information sharing and networking among the people we support and their families. We also recognize that you may not know where to turn to get direction and guidance.


We want to help you get connected to the many groups that exist locally. Within these organizations are self-advocates, parents and family members just like you, who have experienced similar circumstances and are willing to share their experiences and collaborate together to affect change.


The following groups are informative resources to find out how you can best advocate for your loved one:


New York Alliance for Developmental Disabilities (NYADD)


NYC Family, Advocacy, Information & Resources for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (FAIR)


Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies, Inc.


New York Disability Advocates (NYDA)


Additionally, if you are interested in joining the DDI Parent Association, click here, or if you are interested in joining our DDI Self-Advocacy group, click here.