Frank Cammarata III, MPA, Executive Director
Erie County's OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED was established and became part of the Charter of the County of Erie (Article 11F, 01-3) in 1983.
The Office was created to ensure that Erie County's citizens with disabilities would have a direct voice in County government; to make available to such citizens an advocate who could work within the county structure to develop and enhance services; and to oversee facilities and programs by the County.
Originally chartered as a separate department under the executive branch of the County government, the Erie County Office for the Disabled (or ECOD) became a part of Erie County's Department of Health in 1993. From 2006-2008, the ECOD operated under the Office of Public Advocacy. As of 2008, the ECOD has been operating under the Erie County Department of Personnel.
Below please find a link that directs you to information and on online registration form for the City of Buffalo’s CodeRED community Notification Enrollment. CodeRED is a new emergency notification service by which city officials can notify Buffalo residents and businesses by telephone, cellular phone, text message, or electronic mail about time-sensitive emergency situations or important community alerts. The system is capable of sending messages only to specific neighborhoods or the entire city.
Social Security Income for children with ASDs and/or other disabilities. Unlike Medicaid Waiver Services, income and resources are factored into eligibility. Before you do all paperwork you should call to see if your family might be eligible 1-800-772-1213 Here is the link and additional information is attached. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/applyfordisability/child.htm
The NYS Parks Access Pass – allows families to register to receive Free or discounted access to NYS Parks. Please find attached the registration and here is the link to their site: http://www.nysparks.com/admission/access-pass
The Americans with Disabilities Act Questions and Answers booklet is now available on the ADA Network website (http://adata.org/FAQbooklet).
Everybody Has Needs - Do the Right People Know What Yours Are? Register by filling out the Functional Needs Registry Form at http://www2.erie.gov/emergencyservices/index.php?q=functional-needs-registry-form