Advocating for James

Roxanne, a Care Coordinator at our company, has worked with James for almost 17 years. When she first met him, James had a behavior plan with many restrictions. He could not use a phone independently or access his bank account numbers. He was not allowed to have any home or community alone time. He needed support staff with him on … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Catherine Kujawa

Catherine Kujawa is a Care Coordinator based in Silver Creek who serves individuals in Chautauqua County. As a Tier 4 Care Coordinator, Cathie empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who require additional support. How long have you been with Person Centered Services? I have been with Person Centered Services since July 1, 2018. How did you first hear about … Read More

Explaining COVID-19 in Plain Language

Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

With the input of self-advocates, the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has created several informational aids and resource materials that will help ensure everyone understands basic information about COVID-19 and OPWDD’s response to it: “COVID-19 In Plain Language,” a document available in multiple languages that explains how the virus is transmitted and how to stay safe and stop … Read More

Back to School Panel and Q&A

Join us for: “BACK TO SCHOOL! Expert Insights for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities.” This is the first in our new HOT TOPICS! Live Webinar Series. Our expert panel will discuss ways you can advocate for your child’s education, as well as the role that a Care Coordinator can have in improving the student experience. Panel Discussion and Q&A … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Angela Spikes

Angela Spikes is a Batavia-based Care Coordinator who supports individuals in Genesee County. Her work helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their potential, connecting them to the services they need to flourish. How long have you been with Person Centered Services? I have been with Person Centered Services since July 1, 2018. How did you first hear about … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Molly Zehler

Molly Zehler is a Care Coordinator based in our Rochester offices. She also serves as a Care Coordination Ambassador, providing support and training to her fellow Care Coordinators! How long have you been with Person Centered Services? I made the transition from Medicaid Service Coordination to Care Coordination in July 2018. What does your work as a Care Coordination Ambassador involve? … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Mattia Lacagnina

Employee Spotlight

Mattia Lacagnina is the Recruiter for Person Centered Services, onboarding both Corporate and Care Coordination positions. Her work helps us secure quality candidates, keeping us well-staffed and successful! How long have you been with Person Centered Services? I started working with Person Centered Services in October of 2019. What would you like people to know about your role and the work you … Read More

Clowning Around: Andrew Follows His Dreams with Care Coordinator Support

 By the age of two, Andrew Fronczak was obsessed with clowns.  While some children are afraid of them, Andrew found their jokes and tricks hilarious. “When he was a kid he went trick-or-treating as a clown,” says Mike Fronczak, Andrew’s father.  “He’s always wanted to become one.” Now at 32, Andrew is pursuing his longtime goal of performing as … Read More

Employee Spotlight: Chiquita Favors

Chiquita Favors is a Care Coordinator based in Buffalo who serves individuals throughout Erie County. Care Coordination, which involves linking people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the resources and referrals they need, is at the core of Person Centered Services’ work. People like Chiquita help us empower over 17,000 individuals, making a key difference in so many lives. How … Read More

Rayne Finds a New Home

Rayne wanted to get her own apartment after she was unable to return to college last fall when nursing services there were discontinued. She worked on this big step with her Care Coordinator, Tamara, who searched for a place that suited her needs. First, Rayne needed two Personal Care aids for the new apartment, roles that were difficult to secure. She also required Community … Read More