Self-Advocate Finds Partnership and Support from Care Coordination

As a dynamic self-advocate and activist, BJ Stasio is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in his community. He proudly serves as the President of the Western Region of SANYS, the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State. The association spreads the awareness and recognition of civil rights and responsibilities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. While BJ works to … Read More

MyCompass Resource Site

Visit the new MyCompassNY.com site, a valuable resource for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! This online tool is filled with helpful information and inspiring stories of people overcoming barriers to successful living. The web page was formed through TriaDD, a partnership between Person Centered Services, LIFEPlan, and Advance Care Alliance. This collaboration across Care Coordination Organizations was forged to explore better models of care and … Read More

James Embraces a New Life

For a long time, James lived in his parents’ home and relied on their support. He did not know what the next step in his life should be. James participated in Supported Employment services, but had yet to find a job that fit. Care Coordinator Laurie Bush helped James pursue a more fulfilling and independent life. She transitioned him from … Read More

Introduction to the COVID-19 Vaccine Recording

Watch this HOT TOPICS webinar featuring key information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The webinar covers: Helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities make informed decisions. Discussing the vaccination process. The role of Care Coordinators. Download the PowerPoint slides here.

Student Transitions Webinar Recording

Watch a special recorded webinar from Person Centered Services and the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State. Person Centered Services Community Relations Mangers Amy Albanese and Alan Venesky joined a panel discussion on students with intellectual and developmental disabilities transitioning from school. Enter your information below to watch this free webinar:

Employee Spotlight: Brandi DiMatteo

Brandi DiMatteo is a Care Coordinator based in Albion who serves individuals in Orleans County. Her work helps empower families, connecting people to the care, support and opportunities that maximize their quality of life. How long have you been with Person Centered Services? I have been employed with Person Centered Services since October of 2019. How did you first hear … Read More

Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine for People with Disabilities

People over 16 with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is great news and our Care Coordinators are proud to connect people we serve to the vaccine! According to the governor’s office, state-run vaccination sites began taking appointments for people with I/DD beginning Feb. 14. Vaccinations can also be accepted from … Read More

Introduction to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Join us for the next installment of our Hot Topics webinar series! Find out key information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The webinar will cover: Helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities make informed decisions. Discussing the vaccination process. The role of Care Coordinators. Please register for Introduction to the COVID-19 Vaccine on January 14, 2021 from 12PM-1PM EST at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8980196760821773323

Preparing For Life After High School – 12/7 Webinar Recording

Learn what every parent of a child with intellectual and development disabilities needs to know to prepare for life after high school. The HOT TOPICS webinar recorded below on December 7, 2020 covered: Creating awareness of choices Getting emotionally prepared How to self-advocate through the journey