Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Fwd: People First Care Coordination Forums Announcement

 
 
As you may know, People First Care Coordination, part of OPWDD's ongoing transformation agenda, will integrate the coordination of services for individuals with developmental disabilities with the coordination of health, wellness, and behavioral health services through a single and individualized Life Plan.  Implementation is planned for July, 2018 with the establishment of Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs) with experience in providing and coordinating services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  
 
In order to provide you with information about next year's transition to People First Care Coordination, we are holding five regional forums across the state – our stakeholders are cordially invited to attend the forum most convenient to your location:
 
WESTERN NY 
November 2, 2017
Mount Olive Baptist Church 
701 East Delavan Ave., Buffalo
5:00-7:00 pm
Local contacts:
Mahogany Cook: 716-517-2010  mahogany.l.cook@opwdd.ny.gov 
Debra Griepsma 585-241-5760  debra.griepsma@opwdd.ny.gov
 
CAPITAL DISTRICT
November 6, 2017
Meeting Room 6
Empire State Plaza, Albany
5:00-7:00 pm
Local contact:
Karen Francisco:  518-388-0431  Karen.Francisco@opwdd.ny.gov
 
LONG ISLAND
November 8, 2017
OPWDD Regional Office
415-A Oser Ave., Hauppauge
5:00-7:00 pm
Local contacts:
Michelle Giuliano:  631-416-3838  michelle.giuliano@opwdd.ny.gov
Stephanie Ginsberg:  631-416-3903  stephanie.r.ginsberg@opwdd.ny.gov 
 
NEW YORK CITY
November 9, 2017
InterAgency Council on Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IACDDA), 15th Floor 
150 W 30th St., Manhattan
5:00-7:00 pm
Local contact:
Kathleen Kingston:  646-766-3385  KATHLEEN.KINGSTON@opwdd.ny.gov
 
CENTRAL NY
November 13, 2017
Art & Home Bldg, Martha Eddy Room, NYS Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
5:00-7:00 pm
Local contact:
Sandra Leigh Smith:  315-473-6901 Sandra.Leigh.Smith@opwdd.ny.gov
 
 
Each forum will be hosted by OPWDD's Regional Office Director and have OPWDD representatives on hand to answer any questions.
 
If you can't make it to your region's forum in person, the presentation will be made available on the OPWDD website.
 
To register for the forum nearest to you, please call or e-mail the regional office staff listed above by Friday, October 27th.
 
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.
 
 


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Self Advocacy Summit

Hello Advisors-

We have not had anyone register for the upcoming Self Advocacy Leadership Summit on November 8th, though we have heard from a few about their plans to register. We are thinking about postponing it. I have spoken with a few of you, but for the others- are you planning on registering and sending people? If you can respond with an idea of where you are in terms of plans and/or barriers for the summit, that would be very helpful. We would like to make the decision by the end of this week, so that everyone can plan accordingly. Let us know: yes, no, maybe or having difficulty. Thank you!

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller 





Friday, October 13, 2017

A cool resource for a SA Group discussion

Happy Friday everyone! This is a cool resource for a discussion in a self advocacy group or just to share:

http://www.theriotrocks.org/the-riot-newsletter/riot-brief

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Come on down!- Next week: Lots Happening

Please share with Day Hab providers, SA Groups, families, and anyone else interested!

Monday October 16th Autism Awareness day at Jamestown Community College 9am -1pm. Keynote Speaker is a mom of a son with autism. The Self AdvoCatts will also be there presenting, and SANYS will be there too

Wednesday October 18th Disability History celebration at the Museum of disAbility History 3826 Main Street. 10am - 1pm. Reporter Angela Christophoros will join a panel of disability rights advocates, SANYS will be presenting on Medicaid Advocacy, and there will be tours of the museum for a small fee. Bring your lunch and have it with us during the talks. 

Thursday October 19th Disability History celebration at the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo. 10am -1pm. Speakers include: Nick Heilig of Full Access travel, Mike Robinson of the National Federation of the Blind, Frank Cammarata of the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities, and former YALT Student Chris Polisoto. The Erie County Board of Elections will also be there to let people try out the accessible voting machines with a famous debate between self advocates BJ Stasio and Mike Rogers, otherwise known as Peanut Butter and Jelly vs. Bologna. Who will win the election? You can cast your vote to find out and learn about the machines in the process. 

Hope to see you soon! 

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fwd: REMINDER - CANDIDATE'S HOUR Is NEXT FRIDAY - 10/13

Hello everyone-

This is a great event to go to and meet everyone who is running for office this November, and show them that people with disabilities vote and are paying attention! For those who can't get there, it will be televised as well. There is a link in the flyer that you can click on to see all of the viewing times. 




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This event will be televised.  Click Here To View Air Times
 
  


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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fwd: DJ "DEEJ" Savarese and "A documentary about autism and inclusion"


Dear all,

Please join us on Friday, October 13 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the Museum of disAbility History, 3826 Main St., for a documentary film screening and interactive meeting with DJ "DEEJ" Savarese.

The event has been described as, "A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. With its insider view of autism, Deej challenges us all to live inclusion."

This event is free and open to the public. Light food will be served. If you would like to use an ASL interpreter, please contact me off list.

Please see the attached flyer for more information and please help to advertise this event by distributing the flyer far and wide!

Hope to see everyone there,
Mike

Michael Rembis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
Director, Center for Disability Studies
University at Buffalo

Contact Information:
Department of History
552 Park Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130
phone: (716) 480-6156
fax: (716) 645-5954

Fwd: Action Alert! Urge Your Representative to Vote NO on the 2018 House Budget

If you can do this today, it is important. 

Sophia Roberts
Self Advocacy Association of NYS
Supervising Coordinator
SANYS Management Team
Cell: (716) 560-9307

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller 





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Subject: Action Alert! Urge Your Representative to Vote NO on the 2018 House Budget
Date: October 5, 2017 at 9:04:34 AM EDT

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Action Alert!
Urge Your Representative to Vote NO on the 2018 House Budget

October 5, 2017

 

Background


The House FY 2018 Budget instructs several House committees to achieve at least $203 billion in savings. The Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over Medicaid is one of the committees charged with proposing billions in savings. This is the very same approach that was used in this past year's Budget that very nearly resulted in cutting and capping Medicaid.

In addition, the House Budget paves the way to provide for massive tax cuts that are heavily tilted towards the most prosperous. If adopted, the budget is projected to lose trillions of dollars in revenue which will put tremendous pressure to cut many critical programs down the road. Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, education, housing, and many more programs will ultimately be at even greater risk. Read more here.

The Budget resolution process is very important because it the first step in developing legislation that will likely be VERY harmful to people with disabilities. We must not wait until the committees come up with more harmful bills. We need to stop this now.

Take Action

The House is scheduled to vote on the 2018 Budget Resolution TODAY, October 5.

Call your representative today. Call (888) 516-5820.  You will prompted to enter your zip code to be connected to your member's office.
 

What to Say:

  • Please vote NO on the 2018 House Budget Resolution.
  • It will set up the process to cut Medicaid and other critical programs for people with disabilities.
  • It will also set up the process for tax cuts that we cannot afford and that will go mainly to the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.
 
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