NY OPWDD Statewide Comprehensive Plan (2012-2016)

New York

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

October 2010 report indicating that “OPWDD is promoting Employment First as a preferred outcome for all people with developmental disabilities.

OPWDD continues its efforts to greatly expand the number of people with developmental disabilities who are employed and earning at least minimum wage. Individuals with disabilities must have opportunities to work in the community with people who do not have disabilities, and earn wages that are at or above minimum wage. As of July 2012, participation in supported employment programs grew to over 9,800 people, and OPWDD’s goal is to achieve continued growth through various initiatives.

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • 14(c)/Income Security
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