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Local and National Resources

We have gathered together some of our favorite resources.

Steuben County Early Intervention

The Early Intervention Program is a statewide program created under the direction of the State Health Department to provide early identification and services to children birth to age three years who are suspected of having developmental delays or a diagnosed disability.

Chemung County Early Intervention

The Special Children’s Services Unit and Early Intervention (EI) provides evaluations and services to children birth through age five with suspected or confirmed developmental delays.  Early Intervention Program   A statewide program that provides a broad array of services to eligible infants and toddlers with disabilities. (Children ages 0-5)

The Office for People wtih Developmental Disabilities

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 130,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 700 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.


The Mission of Starbridge is to partner with people who have disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living; and to transform communities to include everyone.

NY State Able Saving Accounts

The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 allows those with disabilities to save for qualified disability expenses without the risk of losing their benefits from assistance programs like SSI and Medicaid.

NY ABLE is an ABLE program designed specifically for New York residents. NY ABLE accounts give earnings the ability to grow tax-deferred, and allow savings to be withdrawn tax-free for qualified expenses. Qualified expenses are any expenses related to an eligible individual's disability.

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