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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 email@example.com.
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
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
April 12th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Heartshare 177 Livingston Street Brooklyn, NY
April 19th – 6 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