Hudson Valley DDSO
Westchester Office

220 White Plains Road (6th Floor)
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Contact Person: Ira Rothenstein, Waiver and Placement
Claudia Spaziante, Family Support Respite and Recreation
Sal Puchino, Clinical Services
Phone Number: (914) 332-8957
Fax Number: (914) 332-8020
Web address:

Number of Yrs in Service: Since 1978

The Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities mission is:
* To develop a comprehensive, integrated system of services which has as its primary purposes the promotion and attainment of independence, inclusion, individuality and productivity for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities;

To serve the full range of needs of persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities by expanding the number and types of community based services and developing new methods of service delivery; and
*To improve the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of services for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities by serving persons in the community as well as those in developmental centers, and by establishing accountability for carrying out the policies of the state with regard to such persons; and
*To develop programs to further the prevention and early detection of mental retardation


 Disabilities Served:

Hearing Impaired   Visually Impaired  
Emotional / Psychiatric   Traumatic Brain Injured x
Developmental Disabilities x Physical Disabilities  
Learning Disabilities   Autism x
Medically Fragile x
Other Disabilities: Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Neurological Impairment


Ages Served:

0 to 5 x 22 to 65 x
6 to 21 x 65 and over x

Recreation Services Provided:

Arts x Team Sports x
Biking x  Tennis x
Camps x Theater x
Dance x Videography x
Horseback Riding x Wheelchair Sports x
Martial Arts x Writing x
Music x Yoga x
Social x    
Swimming x    
Other Recreation: Westchester office contracts with various voluntary not-for-profit agencies to provide these services.


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention   High School  
Pre-School   Post Secondary  
Elementary/Middle School   Pre-Vocational  
Professional   Assessments  
Other Education:


Transportation Services Provided:

Public   Travel Training  
Other Transportation:


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes x Supported Apartments x
Other Housing:


Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship   Assessments  
Pooled Trusts   Disability Rights Advocacy  
Supplemental Needs Trust   Disability Support Groups  
School Advocacy   Sexuality Awareness Counseling  
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services:

Medical Services Services Provided:

Clinical Services x Nutrition Counseling  
Dental   Psychiatric Psychological Services  
Adaptive Technology   Speech Therapy  
Occupational Therapy   Physical Therapy  
Other Medical Services:

Vocational Services Services Provided:

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation   Sheltered Employment x
Vocational Training   Supported Employment x
Pre-Vocational Training   Competitive Employment x
Vocational Counseling      
Other Vocational Services:
                   Community Day Services Provided:
Day Habilitation   Drop In Centers  
Day Treatments   Psychosocial  
    Pre Employment  
    Supported Education