This hearing will be held at six locations statewide and will be conducted as a live video-conference with Commissioner Courtney Burke, who will be in attendance at the Schenectady location. OPWDD intends to utilize the ideas, suggestions, and comments received through this public hearing to improve services and supports in New York State. OPWDD urges self-advocates, family members of people with developmental disabilities, providers, professionals, advocates, and other interested parties to participate in the hearing. The Statewide Comprehensive Plan for Services reflects OPWDD’s mission and vision statement. It sets forth plans for implementing a transformational agenda for supporting people with developmental disabilities to enjoy meaningful relationships with friends, family, and others in their lives, experience personal health and growth, live in the home of their choice, and fully participate in their communities. REGISTRATION Registration to attend the public hearing is required. Please call the regional contact person to register as conference room space is limited. When you register, please indicate whether you are planning to attend only, or attend as a speaker. Speakers must limit their comments to three (3) minutes and bring three (3) copies of their testimony. Locations and contacts for registration are listed below. Written testimony can also be submitted to: Ray Pierce OPWDD 44 Holland Avenue Albany, NY 12229 Or via e-mail at A video presentation of the hearing can be viewed online at following the event. To register for the hearing and to reserve a spot to give testimony, obtain more information or directions to the hearing location, or to arrange for a special accommodation, please call the regional contact person for the hearing location at the telephone number listed below. Video Conference Locations & Contact Information Kingston, NY Taconic DDSO 521 Boices Lane, Kingston, NY 12401 VC Room Contact: Garry Krom at (845) 877-6821 Ext. 3451 Long Island, NY Long Island DDSO 415 A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788 Multi-Purpose Conference Room Contact: Stephanie Chatman at (631) 434-6136 New York City NYCRO/Metro New York DDSO 75 Morton Street, New York, NY 10014 Activities Center – 1st Floor Contact: Lou Mazzella at (212) 229-3601 Rochester- Finger Lakes DDSO/Monroe Developmental Center 620 Westfall Road, Rochester, NY 14620 Room 25 Leaf Contact: Rebecca Scott at (585) 241-5766 Schenectady Capital District DDSO 500 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304 Building 3, Conference Room 2 Contact: Karen Francisco at (518) 370-7429 Syracuse, NY Central NY DDSO 187 Northern Concourse, North Syracuse, NY 13212 Regional Training Center Contact: Sandy Smith at (315) 473-6371 West Seneca, NY - Western NY DDSO 1200 East and West Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224 Building 16, Room 153 Contact: Mary Beth Blogett (716) 517-2151