Payton Receives a Life-Changing Diagnosis

Payton Malloy is known for her enthusiastic personality. Every time she meets new people, she excitedly asks them about their pets. She loves to talk about her own cats, Whiteface and Bob, and her dog, Oz, named after The Wizard of Oz – her all-time favorite film. “People are drawn to Payton,” says Roxanne Monteleone, a Care Coordinator at Person … Read More

Hot Topics: “Could Medicare Be Right For You?”

Join us for the next installment of our Hot Topics live webinar series! Learn about opportunities through Medicare and how Care Coordination can assist with the application process. Register now for “Could Medicare Be Right For You?” on May 19, 2021 at 12PM:

Clinical Services RN Recognized as Health Care Hero

Teri Bellaire, a Registered Nurse in our Clinical Services, has been chosen for an Excellence in Health Care Award through Buffalo Business First! The award recognizes health care heroes in the Western New York area. As an expert with 25 years of experience in her field, Teri champions the health of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her work has … Read More

Hot Topics: “Cybersecurity”

Learn how to protect yourself online using professional cybersecurity tips and tricks. Register below for this Hot Topics webinar featuring a guest presenter from the Nioga Library System, originally held April 20, 2021: 

Regional Director Named Woman of Excellence

We would like to congratulate Stephanie Wells, a Regional Director of Care Coordination, for her selection as a Woman of Excellence by the Rochester Business Journal! Stephanie has worked hard to develop specialized caseloads at Person Centered Services while providing critical leadership in our Eastern region. We are excited to see her honored for her many accomplishments. Below is a press release from the Rochester Business Journal: Rochester … Read More

Meeting a Challenge to Vaccinate Thousands

In January, when COVID-19 vaccines started trickling into New York State, the barriers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to receive the vaccine seemed insurmountable. Would they understand the dire need to be vaccinated, especially when COVID-related death rates in New York were 2.4 times higher among this population? How would they or their families navigate the complicated registration … Read More

Austin Raises More Than $11K for Charity

For over ten years, Heather Johnson, a Care Coordinator at Person Centered Services, has helped empower Austin and his family. As someone with a giving heart, Austin has long held a passion for raising money for the Ronald McDonald House. He began fundraising about four years ago and has completed an annual fundraising event each year to coincide with the … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A

Make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine! A special presentation on the vaccine featuring medical experts and self-advocates is now available through the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY. Watch this free webinar now:

Student Transition Webinar Recording

Watch a special presentation on the transition process for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities presented by Community Relations Managers Amy Albanese and Alan Venesky. This March 2021 webinar includes insights from self-advocates about life after high school: