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.
We are thrilled to offer this innovative program, led by local confidence coach and communication skills trainer, Erica Marx. Through playful games and activities students will be introduced to the key principles and skills of improv in a safe and supportive environment.September 21, 2019
Save The Date! More info to be announced soon!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 will be available soon.