NY State Office of Developmental Disabilities says they're establishing a Center at 532 City Island Avenue for up to 30 patients between the hours of 9a-3p. The 3000 square foot site, which features large windows is intended to decentralize and downsize the existing day program to better serve their population, as well as to foster interaction with the community.
Officials with OPWDD, which serves more than 126,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities say that they chose City Island for it's peace, quiet and tranquility of our community, Pelham Park and Orchard Beach.
It should be noted that City Island already has two group homes for those with developmental disabilities. Under the Padavan Law, contractors as well as agencies should be willing to allow for a public hearing.
Comments can be sent to Associate Commissioner Jill Gentile:
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