Monday, April 16, 2018

Fantastic Speaker Series for Self Advocates, Families, and Professionals

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Fantastic Speaker Series from Partners in Policymaking


Learn from dynamic, national and international leaders in the field of inclusion and self advocacy by attending on-line or in person the Partners in Policymaking Speaker Series. These exciting speakers will provide you with a great education if you are looking to expand understanding and your tools to be a positive force for people with disabilities in the world. Click here to see the whole series.

The cost is free for Partners Graduates and only $25 for the entire series. Very well worth it!
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Western Region Self Advocacy Conference

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Registration UPDATE for the Western Regional Self Advocacy Conference in Batavia!


We have updated the registration form to reflect a third meal choice (Chicken Cesar Salad) for Friday's lunch and a workshop Creating a Vision Board for your life to replace Cooking with Carl. Carl has a lot of responsibilities as a new board member and has decided not to do his cooking class this year.

Also, a great big thank you to our current sponsors: Lifetime Assistance Inc, People Inc, CP Rochester, Arc of Monroe, CDS Monarch, Starbridge, Al Sigl Center, Jonathon Doherty, Heritage Christian Services, and People and Places. If you would like to become a conference sponsor, please contact us at western@sanys.org.

You can get to the updated registration form on line by CLICKING HERE or download and print the paper copy of the registration form and send it in to us: Download Printable Registration Form

Hope to see you in Batavia!

Maggie Maclean and Jimmy Sandle, 2018 Conference Co-Chairs


 
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West Seneca, NY 14224

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Calling Self Advocates

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Self Advocates: Come learn about Care Coordination and let OPWDD know you care about the services you receive. Please read the message from OPWDD and attend one of the Forums. Please share with people you know who may not get email and programs who can support people to attend.

As you may know, the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) program which is currently used to coordinate services will be replaced by a new and improved program called Health Home Care Management beginning July 1, 2018. To provide you with information about the transition, OPWDD and the CCOs are hosting regional public forums across the State.

These forums are intended to educate the people we support about the transition. In order to accommodate the greatest number of individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members, we ask that you attend no more than one People First Care Coordination public forum.The same information will be presented at all regional forums, regardless of location and date.

You are cordially invited to attend the forum most convenient to your location:

FINGER LAKES
April 12th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mary Cariola Children's Center
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Door 1
Rochester, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  AMY HOFFOWER –  amy.hoffower@opwdd.ny.gov  585-241-5760

WESTERN NY

April 11th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Genesee Orleans ARC
38 Woodrow Road
Batavia, NY
 
April 16th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
People Inc. (Southeast Works)
181 Lincoln Street
Depew, NY
   
April 18th – 1:00 -2:30 PM and 6:00-7:30 PM
Arc of Steuben
One Arc Way
Bath, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  AMY HOFFOWER –  amy.hoffower@opwdd.ny.gov  585-241-5760  

NORTH COUNTRY

April 2nd –  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tupper Lake High School – (Auditorium)
25 Chaney Avenue
Tupper Lake, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  ERIC PASTERNAK –  eric.pasternak@opwdd.ny.gov  518-359-4330

SOUTHERN TIER

April 3rd – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 E. Frederick St.
Binghamton, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: DAYNA SARACENOdayna.saraceno@opwdd.ny.gov 607-771-7784, ext. 124

CENTRAL NY

April 4th – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Central NY DDRO
NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  RHODA BARRON – rhoda.barron@opwdd.ny.gov  315-425-8512                                                                                                                                CAPITAL DISTRICT

April 3rd – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
O.D. Heck and v/c to Saratoga Care Lane site
Capital District DDRO
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: KAREN FRANCISCOkaren.francisco@opwdd.ny.gov518-388-0431

HUDSON VALLEY

April 12th – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thiells and v/c to Tarrytown Office in Westchester
Hudson Valley DDRO
5 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE AUSTIN – valerie.j.austin@opwdd.ny.gov845-947-6060

NEW YORK CITY

April 12th6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Heartshare
177 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY

April 19th6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office (SIDDSO)
930 Willowbrook Road – (In the Bubble, near 12G) located at
The Elizabeth Connelly Center – Building 40-41)
Staten Island, NY

April 24th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bronx Developmental Disabilities Services Office (BXDDSO)
2400 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: SELENA PRUDENselena.j.pruden@opwdd.ny.gov646-766-3655

LONG ISLAND

April 2nd – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Independent Group Home Living (IGHL)
Administration
221 North Sunrise Service Road
Manorville, NY 11949

April 11th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
OPWDD Regional Office
415A Oser Avenue – Multipurpose Room
Hauppauge, NY 11741

April 18th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD)
807 S Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, NY 11714

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:

MICHELLE GIULIANO    michelle.giuliano@opwdd.ny.gov  – 631-416-3838

STEPHANIE GINSBERG stephanie.r.ginsberg@opwdd.ny.gov  – 631-416-3903 

To register for the forum nearest to you, please call or e-mail the regional office staff listed above by three business days before the event.

Each forum will be hosted by OPWDD's Regional Office Director and will have OPWDD and CCO representatives on hand to answer any questions.

Find out what you need to know and get your questions answered at the OPWDD regional People First Care Coordination forum nearest you – we hope to see you there.

Copyright © 2018 Self-Advocacy Association of NYS, All rights reserved.
Thanks for being part of the self-advocacy movement. People with developmental disabilities speaking up for themselves and others!

Our mailing address is:
Self-Advocacy Association of NYS
500 Balltown Road
Bldg. 12
Schenectady, NY 12304

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