On February 22, 2019, the New York Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) began accepting applications for free, specialized identification cards for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). The card is intended to help first responders better interact with individuals with I/DD who may not be able to communicate well. The cards are not mandatory for this population, and are available upon request. The cards were made possible by a law signed in August 2018. In addition to showing the person’s name, address and date of birth, and emergency contact information, the identification card includes information . . .