PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- Come join Peekskill's Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SEPTO) at its Front Door meeting in the Peekskill High School Library on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The evening's guest speaker will be Amy Coccodrilli of the Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities regional office.
The Front Door was created by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to improve how our community learns about and accesses services. OPWDD has changed how it offers services and the changes have an emphasis on self-direction, employment and community integration as our children grow into adults.
The "Front Door Process" will be required for parents who have a child who will be registering with OPWDD.
The New York State Office for OPWDD is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and other neurological impairments.
It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 750 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.
For more info about the Front Door meeting, call (914)-737-3300, ext. 326.
The Peekskill High School Library is at 1072 Elm St, Peekskill.