Erie County Providers Step Up - Developmental Disabilities

Click on the links below for more information about these services.

Parent Network offering virtual groups and chats for families and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities: The Parent Network website has great information plus listing of chats and other services for families.

COVID-19 Disabilty Form:
Most hospitals are not allowing staff or loved ones to accompany patients for treatment. After learning of several cases of inferior and/or discriminatory treatment for individuals with disabilities in New York hospitals, M. Ballan and C. Perri from Stony Brook University created the COVID-19 Disability New York Form which has been reviewed by ER physicians, families of individuals and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The goal is to complete this form prior to seeking medical attention for COVID-19 symptoms. Having this form, and the accompanying documents noted on page 2 of the form, will help to alert ER physicians to necessary and proper communication with the patient with disabilities and his/her needs and wishes. The purpose is  to ensure friends, family members and clients receive quality medical treatment from hospital physicians, should a hospital encounter becomes necessary.