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 Finds 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

Learn more about maintaining self-directed services and how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can reach their full potential. Register below to view “Self-Direction Part II: You Have It, Now Maintain It,” which originally aired on February 2, 2021: 

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