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Developmental Disabilities Support Programs

ASSIST / Sibling Project

ASSIST / Sibling Project

Acquiring Social Skills Through Intervention, Support, and Training (ASSIST) 

ASSIST is a group facilitated by a Special Education Teacher designed for children aged 5-10, who are residents of Orange County and have OPWDD eligibility.

Super Siblings 

Monthly meeting for siblings of children with developmental disabilities and their adjustment

Getting along with a sibling may be difficult at times but getting along with a sibling who has disability (such as an intellectual developmental disability, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, neurological impairment or severe learning disability) may be a real challenge.

  • Sometimes your child may feel embarrassed -sad -angry -confused -guilty
  • They may find it hard to talk to parents, friends and teachers about these feelings and emotions.
  • Siblings have a non-judgmental place to share feelings, concerns and joys, and make an awesome craft and meet new friends

There is no charge for these training and support groups, however, pre-registration is required. OPWDD ELIGIBILITY REQUIRED- Notice of Decision from Hudson Valley DDRO. 

For more information contact: 845-342-2400 ext. 1235 or

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