Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote self-determination, to optimize health and well-being, and to improve access to health care and the quality of health care that is delivered to young people with developmental disabilities in New York State.

Dennis Pullen painting


About the artist: Dennis Pullen was commissioned by the New York State Institute for Health Transition Training to make this painting about transition. Dennis Pullen is an award winning painter, writer, and orator. He has a developmental disability due to a childhood accident that resulted in quadriplegia. He paints by holding paint brushes in his mouth. He lives independently in Oswego, NY.