Quality Lives for People with Developmental Disabilities

Helpful Links

Richmond Community Services is not responsible for the content of these resources. The links are provided as a convenience and resource only, to be used at your own risk.

State and Local Resources

The New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies (NYSACRA)
A statewide nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, education, information, technical assistance, public policy analysis and networking to agencies that offer community living opportunities and supports to people with disabilities and their families.

Westchester County Disability Resource Guide
The Office for the Disabled has compiled a list of agencies providing services for the disabled.

New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
Offers many services to consumers and their families in an effort to help people with developmental disabilities lead richer lives.

National Organizations

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)
Promotes policies, research, best practices to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities http://www.aaidd.org/

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)
The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services is a nonprofit organization, established in 1964, to improve and expand public services to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

National Parent Network on Disabilities (NPND)
Provides a presence and national voice for ALL families and children, youth and adults with disabilities.

The AAC Institute (AAC)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication.

Parenting & Families Resources
One-Stop Family Resource Guide, from United Cerebral Palsy

TASH is an international grassroots leader in advancing inclusive communities through research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1975, we are a volunteer-driven organization that advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with the most significant disabilities and support needs—those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect and institutionalization. The inclusive practices we validate through research have bbeen shown to improve outcomes for all people.

Pocket Guide to Basic Rehabilitation by Stanojka Lipovac, Milo N. Lipovac and Gary Grimaldi