I am Don OBrien and I am here again with my wife Vivian and my son Mike. Last year we spoke to this group about our need to find an appropriate placement for Mike and I have to say we are still waiting. For those of you who do not know Mike I would like […]
My name is Barb DeLong, my husband, Jon DeLong and our it my pleasure to introduce to you our beautiful daughter, Laura DeLong. Laura is 20 years old, soon to be 21! I can remember like it was yesterday when the doctors stood at the end of my gurney in the recovery room and “announced” […]
My name is Kathy Bunce. I have three wonderful children, two sons who are successful and active in sports and their community. They have much to offer our family and one day, the world. My daughter, Samantha, the eldest, is friendly, happy and active as well. She also has significant global developmental disabilities, across all […]
When I was a little girl, I believed in Superman. I believed in fighting for truth, justice and the American way. Superman was an alien, if you’ll recall. He liked us humans, despite our flaws, because he loved our capacity for compassion, which his own kind lacked. As I grew, my parents introduced me to […]
For many years, DDAWNY has provided a venue for collaboration among agencies that provide services for people with developmental disabilities and their family members. Through committee networks, educational opportunities for staff, legislative action and inquiry, resource publications, and sponsorship of events for the disabled, DDAWNY has been able to provide support and assistance to our […]
DDAWNY is a collaborative group of member agencies from 17 counties in western and central New York that provide services to people with developmental disabilities. While honoring individual agency missions, it is the intent of the Alliance to assist agencies to develop relationships, promote unified strategies and share risks for the mutual gain with and […]
Join us May 22nd 2014 for the 26th Annual Developmental Disabilities Day.