NEW Open Forum Dates and Locations Announced

Person Centered Services will be hosting more open forums for individuals, families and caregivers, and has announced three new dates and locations for forums. Forums will be held in Batavia on July 17, North Tonawanda on July 29, and Olean on August 13. The open forums will serve as an opportunity for those we serve to meet our leadership team, … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Kevin and Brenna

Kevin Gaiser is a clever and determined young man. He is active in his faith and loves to go horseback riding at Centaur Stride Therapeutic Riding Facility in Chautauqua County. Kevin is also very active in his community and loves to volunteer. In fact, Kevin was named Volunteer of The Year in 2005 for his service to the Meals on … Read More

Five Person Centered Services Employees to Present at 2019 Developmental Disabilities Day

The Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY (DDAWNY) is hosting the 31st Annual Developmental Disabilities Day (DD Day) on May 30. DD Day is a full-day conference that brings together members of the WNY DD community such as agencies, direct care workers, families, individuals, vendors and more. The conference schedule includes an awards luncheon, keynote speaker, agency and vendor fair, a … Read More

You’re Invited! Individual, Family and Caregiver Open Forums

Person Centered Services is hosting open forums for individuals, families and caregivers beginning this May – and you’re invited! You can meet our care coordinators and leadership team, provide your thoughts and suggestions, and get all of your care coordination questions answered. Refreshments will be served. So that you can attend the forum that best works with your schedule, forums … Read More

Person Centered Spotlight: Meet Stephen

Growing up, Stephen Siracusa was your typical, active child: running around on the playground with friends, playing soccer, and dreaming of being in the NFL someday. As Stephen grew older he became clumsier and slower. While doctors said it was just a phase, Stephen and his mother searched for answers. At the age of 12, Stephen was diagnosed with Friedreich … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Daniela and Dominic

A little positivity can go a long way – just take it from Daniela and Dominic! When care coordinator Dominic Seidel met Daniela Lathey in November 2018, she was in the process of starting self-direction and getting ready to move into a two-bedroom apartment with her friend at a new apartment complex. “Dominic worked very hard by Daniela’s side to … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Brayden, Grace and Wendy

Grace Davis describes her son Brayden as being a “bolter” when he was young. Brayden, who’s non-verbal, had a tendency to wander and run off, giving Grace and her husband great concerns for his safety. Today, Brayden wears a special tracking device through Project Lifesaver, which not only helps in the event of an emergency, but provides Grace a constant … Read More

Person Centered Spotlight: Meet John

John Siradas has his own custom woodworking business where he creates one-of-a-kind items. As a custom craftsman, John makes and sells products such as pens, bottle stoppers, pepper mills, ice cream scoops, bowls and lamps. These items can take anywhere from an hour to a whole day to create. “His pieces are phenomenal and unique,” says Leigh Colangelo, a Care … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Mike E., Mike M., Rob and Abby

The care coordination model is all about building a life plan that is centered around each person’s specific, individual goals and needs when it comes to the care and services they receive. Life plans help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities connect the dots between all aspects of their care so that they can live fulfilling lives. Care coordinator Abby … Read More

Care Coordination at Work: Arion and Michelle

Michelle LaRock, a care coordinator at Person Centered Services, has been managing care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 15 years. She’s watched many people grow and become successful in life, but no one’s success story touches her heart quite like the one of Arion Nelson. When Michelle became the care coordinator for Arion, who is 9 years … Read More