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Helping People….Changing Lives



Minority Outreach for the Developmentally Disabled (MODD)


Did You Know?

Some of the common developmental and axxociated disorders include:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Fragile X
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Tramatic Brain Injury

​Did You Know?

There are state agencies and programs available to assist persons with disabilities and they include:

  • New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program (EIP)    
Early Intervention, Preschool and Children with Special Health Care Needs Program.
7 N. Erie St.
Mayville, NY  14757
Phone: 716-753-4788   Hours:Monday-Friday-8:30-4:30
  • New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)           Web site-
44 Holland Ave. Albany, NY  12229
Information Line: 1-(866)-946-9733
For individuals with hearing impairment use NY Relay System 7-1-1
Region 1, Western NY
Kirk Maurer, Director,  Fran Dubester & Kevin Penberthy, Deputy Directors
Rochester: 585-241-5700, W.Seneca: 800-487-6310, Phone: 518-473-9689
  • NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC)
155 Washington Ave. 2nd Fl., Albany, NY  12210
Phone: 800-395-3392 (toll-free information, (also TTY/TDD)). 
Phone: 518-486-7505,  Fax: 518-402-3505,
Did You Know?
Rosa’s Law (Pub.L. 111-256) is a United States law which replaces several instances of “mental retardation” in law with “intellectual disability”.  The bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on October 5, 2010.  The law is named for Rosa Marcellino, a girl with Down Syndrome who was nine years old when it became law, and who, according to President Barack Obama, “worked with her parents and her siblings to have the words “mentally retarded” officially removed from the health and education code in her home state of Maryland”.