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Our Vision

People with special needs shall be protected from abuse, neglect and mistreatment.  This will be accomplished by assuring that the state maintains the nation’s highest standards of health, safety and dignity; and by supporting the dedicated men and women who provide services.

Incident Reporting

If you see or suspect abuse or neglect call:

24/7 Statewide Toll  Free Hotline


NYS Relay: dial 7-1-1

If a person receiving services is in immediate danger call 9-1-1

Disability Resources

Find information about disability-related programs, services, laws, and regulations that impact people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and advocates.

Spotlight on Prevention - Partnering to Protect People with Special Needs

A source for up-to-date information, useful guidance and effective tools for abuse prevention.