An Introduction to Self-Direction

Self-Direction Hot Topic

Join us for the next installment of our HOT TOPICS webinar series: “An Introduction to Self-Direction”. Our experts will discuss what is self-direction, how do you get it, and why? Below is the link to register. November 18 at 12 PM ➡️ https://bit.ly/334Ealy

OPWDD Guidances and COVID-19 Resources

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has released guidelines allowing for the resumption of home visits, community outings and day services, as well as returning to residential settings following extended home visits. The guidelines will be effective July 15, 2020 for regions of the State that have entered into Phase Four in accordance with the … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Cody Clark

Cody Clark is a Care Coordinator based in Newark. He serves individuals living in Wayne County and beyond, connecting them to the resources and support they need. How long have you been with Person Centered Services? I started working for Person Centered Services in July 2018. How did you first hear about the company? I actually heard about Person Centered … Read More

Intake Specialist’s Persistence Pays Off

Christina Pagan has worked with Luz, a 53-year-old woman from Puerto Rico for nearly a year. Luz has an intellectual disability and has lived with family her entire life. When her mother passed away last year, Luz was placed in the care of her brother. It has been difficult for him to provide long-term assistance because of his own pressing health needs. The … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Miquita Potts

Miquita Potts is a Care Coordinator based in West Seneca. Her work helps support the needs and goals of people living in Erie County and beyond. She is known for her positive and friendly approach. How long have you been with Person Centered Services? I have had the pleasure of working with Person Centered Services since September 2018! How did you first … Read More

Shannon Bryant Selected for 40 Under 40

We’re excited to announce that Shannon Bryant, our Director of Learning, Development and Diversity, has been selected for Buffalo Business First’s 40 Under 40! Bryant joined our team in 2018 and directs the instructional design process. Since July, Bryant has also been responsible for creating and driving our diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. We’re grateful for the many ways she contributes … Read More

Webinars on Care Coordination for School Personnel

Buffalo-Niagara and Western Region: The following webinar, led by Alan Venesky, Community Relations Manager – West, can help school personnel better understand Care Coordination, OPWDD Eligibility and Services, and the Customized Referral Process:   Learn about the Referral Process in greater detail with an in-depth webinar from Alan Venesky:   Rochester, Finger Lakes and Southern Tier areas: The following Webinar, … Read More

A New Home for April

April was very unhappy living in an Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) home that was a poor fit for her needs. Care Coordinator Jenna Benjamin advocated for her, helping April identify a new place to live. With Jenna’s support and coordination, April moved into a new IRA during the month of April! While moving in the midst of a pandemic presented obstacles and challenges, it was ultimately worthwhile. “It took … Read More

Mallory Lends a Helping Hand

Mallory is selling handmade bracelets for $5 to raise money for Fantastic Friends of WNY, a social organization for people of all abilities! The bracelets will be sold through November 1st. Mallory accepts cash or checks by mail at 11 N. Roberts Road, Dunkirk, NY 14048 for orders, and customers are able to choose their own colors. Jessica Pietrkiewicz helps support Mallory’s goals … Read More

A Message on Flu Vaccines

Person Centered Services is dedicated to the health and well-being of our staff and the people we serve. In today’s world, it is more important than ever to maintain your health. Please get a flu vaccine! If you have any questions on where to get a flu shot, please reach out to your Care Coordinator for assistance. For the full … Read More