Hot Topics: “Employment & Independence”

Join us for the next installment of our Hot Topics live webinar series! Learn more about employment opportunities for people with disabilities and vocational services through ACCES-VR. Register now for “Employment & Independence: How ACCES-VR Can Help You Reach Your Potential” on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12pm EST: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6172177105627806223

Protect I/DD Services

State lawmakers have proposed budget cuts that would threaten access to services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we need help to fight these cuts! The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is seeking a 23% budget cut to Care Coordination organizations, including Person Centered Services.  This new cut is in addition to the 16.2% cut that went into effect on July 1, 2020, … Read More

Hot Topics Webinar on Guardianship – 2/24 Recording

View a recording from the latest installment of our Hot Topics webinar series! Learn about the guardianship process for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with special guest Lisa J. Allen, Attorney. “Guardianship: Who, What, When & Why!” was recorded on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021:

Tinnias Find the Perfect Apartment

Martinnias “Tinnias” Hardy has long been a caring neighbor and friend to all who know him in the Lackawanna community. With the support of his employer and job coach, he has maintained employment at an area restaurant for 25 years. This year, Person Centered Services was proud to help him reach his goal of living more independently! Care Coordinator Hillary … Read More

Care Coordination: An Introduction for Parents of Students with Developmental Disabilities

This upcoming webinar is intended as a virtual learning opportunity for parents of K-12 students with developmental disabilities who may be eligible for OPWDD services, and want to learn about Care Coordination.  Please register for Care Coordination: An Introduction for Parents of Students with Developmental Disabilities on Feb 25, 2021 6:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8506579928757253392 After registering, you will receive … Read More

Hot Topics: “Guardianship: Who, What, When & Why!”

Join us for the next installment of our Hot Topics webinar series! Learn more about the guardianship process for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with special guest Lisa J. Allen, Attorney. You can register for “Guardianship: Who, What, When & Why!” on Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/899361342022093582.

Leanne Shares Her Perspectives in a Renowned Magazine

Leanne Strong is an accomplished writer who has published six articles in Autism Parenting Magazine! Her work offers an insider’s perspective on topics that impact people with autism. Leanne’s most recent article, “Reporting vs Tattling: Teaching Kids With Autism When to Tell a Trusted Adult,” was featured in Autism Parenting Magazine’s latest issue. Autism Parenting Magazine has been praised by author … Read More

Self-Direction Part II: You Have It, Now Maintain It

Join us for the next installment of our Hot Topics webinar series! Learn more about maintaining self-directed services and how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can reach their full potential. You can register for Self-Direction Part II: You Have It, Now Maintain It on Tue, Feb 2, 2021 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EST at: https://bit.ly/3j8hc4H

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