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Adults with disabilities deserve to have their needs supported by caring professionals that have experience with their unique needs. The Community Support Network will help you connect with all the best supports and services to meet the particular needs of individuals and families.

Adult Resources

Three important resources are detailed below: The Self-Determination Project, Emergency Preparedness and Service Coordination.

Policy & Advocacy


Are you a voter with a Disability?
Complete the SABE GoVoter Experience Survey! Please go to or call Juliana at 602-502-7426 for a paper copy of the survey.

Emergency Preparedness

Westchester Institute for Human Development has developed resources to help individuals with developmental disabilities learn about different types of emergencies, what to do in an emergency and how to prepare for an emergency. These resources include informative and interactive videos, a training curriculum for individuals and groups, a Personal Emergency Plan, a Family Guide and a Trainer’s Manual. All resources are free and are available on this site.


WIHD Benefit Navigation

People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are eligible for financial benefits from a range of sources. Some of these sources support a need related to a specific disability. Others, like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), provide economic support.

It is important to access these benefits in the most efficient manner in order to remain as independent as possible. WIHD has a Benefit Navigation team of qualified Work Incentive Practitioners who can work with you to get benefits that you are entitled to depending on your disability and individual needs. The team will help you to keep your benefits even if you become employed or receive help from your family.

Find out how financial benefits can help you become more independent.
Contact Janine Belfast at 

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Self Direction Parent Forum

Parents supporting parents who are navigating the Self Direction world of OPWDD supports and services in the Hudson Valley.