Self Direction is New York State’s current self-determination program. Self-direction empowers people to design supports based on their unique strengths and needs so they can live the life they want. Individuals and families work together with a team to customize services such as Community Habilitation, Respite and more.
Individuals interested in Self-directing their services should *Reside in Cortland, Tioga or Tompkins counties *Have OPWDD approval for services, *Be enrolled in Care Management services, and *Have HCBS Waiver Services Authorization
Individuals may be referred for services through their Care Manager. Individuals that do not yet have OPWDD approval may contact their local Service Access Coordinator for assistance.
Racker presents Family and Education Training: Using Social Stories to Promote Positive Behavior.September 27, 2019
The Partnership Program is celebrating 15 years!October 4, 2019
This conference is presented in partnership with the Family Resource Network and will cover methods of teaching practical skills such as safety in the community, bathroom independence, and more. Please check back soon for additional details.October 10, 2019
Save the Date!
We're excited to announce our annual Tompkins County Community Celebration happening Thursday October 10th at Ithaca College! Registration open now