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 and Tompkins Counties or parts of Broome, Chemung, Stueben, Seneca, Schyler, Cayuga, and Onondaga 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 who do not yet have OPWDD approval may contact their local Service Access Coordinator for assistance.
Explore the senses of vision, smell & touch while coloring, painting & getting creative at the Lending Library. There will be a doodle pad, table-sized coloring sheets & VIPS will receive painting projects to take home.
Join us as we explore the world of books & how they can be adapted for all to enjoy. Book club is an excellent way to experience new topics together and make friendsFebruary 23, 2024
Join us on ZOOM to learn more about how Family Support Services can help pay for camps - Learn how to access up to $3,000 in camp funding from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.February 28, 2024
Enjoy a night of adaptive Bingo and Prizes. Adaptive cards are available upon request, including large text. Played at a causal slowed pace, so it's enjoyable for all.February 28, 2024
An adaptive board game night where we will learn about adapting rules to address feelings of anxiety or struggles with engagement to encourage family unity and situational flexibility all while practicing fine motor skills.