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Use one of the many different tools available on this site to help you better understand and successfully navigate multiple systems. These tools will lead you to useful information resources and help you stay organized through your journey.
You may be worried about where you are going to live and how you are going to support yourself, among other things. There may be things you are not thinking about, but should be. This section to be better prepared for this next phase of your life.
Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State Commissioner of Health and Greg Olsen, Acting Director of the New York State Office for the Aging, request your participation in a survey on barriers and gaps for New York’s long term care system. This information is the first step in creating a NYS strategy to help meet the needs of our ageing population now, and in the future.
Join YOUTHPOWER! in their celebration of Autism Acceptance Month. This free screening of the Emmy-nominated movie Autism in Love will be followed by a group discussion of the film. Please register beforehand.Location: Albany Public Library; 161 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210
A new funding opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced for an Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on community living and participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The purpose of the RRTC program, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topic areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, family members, and other stakeholders.
The purpose of this particular RRTC is to conduct research, training, and related activities to contribute to optimal community living and participation outcomes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This grant opportunity closes on June 4, 2018.
The 2018 New York State Oral Health Coalition Annual Meeting will feature presentations and workshops on a number of hot topics in oral health. The plenary session will explore new thinking on redesigning systems to improve children's oral health. Entitled, How Oral Health Can Change the World: Improving the Well-Being of Children and Families Through System Redesign, this panel will explore how oral health can play a larger role in ensuring all children and families have the opportunity to succeed in life. The keynote speakers will be Meg Booth, Executive Director of the Children's Dental Health Project and Juliette Price, Executive Director of the Albany Promise.
A presentation by the Oral Health Workforce Research Center will provide information about key findings from several studies including one using Medicaid claims data to understand areas with high need for dental services. Another session will provide information on the opioid epidemic including prescribing recommendations, risks, benefits, alternatives, storage, and disposal of controlled substances.
SAMHSA, together with the National Latino Behavioral Health Association, invites you to participate in a four-part webcast series called “Nuestra Salud.” This webcast series, conducted in Spanish, will share best practices for behavioral health treatment and recovery for the Latino population. Registration is required for the webcasts.
The webcasts will air on the following dates (all times listed are in Mountain Time):
Monday, April 16, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018
Please invite and share this event with Spanish-speaking and limited English-proficient families, consumers, advocates, and other community members and stakeholders. Please also consider hosting a group viewing to make it easier for your families, clients, and staff members to watch and participate. Please contact Maxine Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This free 2-day workshop introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, and demonstrates how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
It is intended to improve mental health literacy of adults who interact with transitional-age (16-25 years) youth.
Registration deadline is May 9th. Registration form is available here!
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: ProjectAWARE@omh.ny.gov or 315-426-6812Location: Health Link/OASIS: One Telergy Parkway/6333 State Route 298 East Syracuse, NY 13057
Family member perspective helps NY Alliance to make informed recommendations, craft effective strategies and most importantly, share meaningful resources in the field to best support people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Join Sonia Murdock, executive director of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, and Bridget Croteau '06, Mrs. Suffolk County America 2017–18, for a live webinar discussion about postpartum depression (PPD) and PMAD (perinatal mood & anxiety disorders) on May 2, 2018. Murdock and Croteau will provide insights on PPD/PMAD from both an educational and personal perspective, with the opportunity for participants to ask questions in real time. Both women aim to raise awareness so that those experiencing PPD/PMAD know they are not alone and know where they can go for resources. Registration for this webinar is required to receive login information. Register here.Date: May 2, 2018
This free event honors individuals and programs that are successfully addressing the issues of children’s mental health. These include work on early identification, outreach, family education, providing mental health awareness in schools and successful intervention on behalf of children and their families. This year's keynote speakers are Peter Gray, PhD and Diana Paige.
As you may know, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is making an important improvement to the way services are coordinated. The Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) program which is currently used to coordinate services will be replaced by a new and improved program called Health Home Care Management beginning July 1, 2018. Health Home Care Management will continue to provide the service coordination that people currently receive, and will also provide coordination of other services, such as health care and mental health supports.
Health Home Care Management Services will be provided by Care Coordination Organizations (CCOs), new entities formed by existing providers of developmental disability services. To provide you with information about the transition, OPWDD and the CCOs are hosting regional public forums across the State.
These forums are intended to educate the people we support about the transition. In order to accommodate the greatest number of individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members, we ask that you attend no more than one People First Care Coordination public forum. The same information will be presented at all regional forums, regardless of location and date.
April 12th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mary Cariola Children’s Center
1000 Elmwood Avenue
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: AMY HOFFOWER – email@example.com 585-241-5760
April 11th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Genesee Orleans ARC
38 Woodrow Road
April 16th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
People Inc. (Southeast Works)
181 Lincoln Street
April 18th - 1:00 -2:30 PM and 6:00-7:30 PM
Arc of Steuben
One Arc Way
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: AMY HOFFOWER – firstname.lastname@example.org 585-241-5760
April 2nd - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tupper Lake High School – (Auditorium)
25 Chaney Avenue
Tupper Lake, NY
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: ERIC PASTERNAK – email@example.com 518-359-4330
April 3rd – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 E. Frederick St.
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: DAYNA SARACENO - firstname.lastname@example.org 607-771-7784, ext. 124
April 4th – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Central NY DDRO
581 State Fair Blvd.
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: RHODA BARRON - email@example.com 315-425-8512
April 3rd – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
O.D. Heck and v/c to Saratoga Care Lane site
Capital District DDRO
500 Balltown Road
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: KAREN FRANCISCO – firstname.lastname@example.org -518-388-0431
April 12th – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thiells and v/c to Tarrytown Office in Westchester
Hudson Valley DDRO
5 Wilbur Road
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE AUSTIN – email@example.com – 845-947-6060
NEW YORK CITY
April 12th - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
177 Livingston Street
April 19th - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office (SIDDSO)
930 Willowbrook Road - (In the Bubble, near 12G) located at
The Elizabeth Connelly Center – Building 40-41)
Staten Island, NY
April 24th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bronx Developmental Disabilities Services Office (BXDDSO)
2400 Halsey Street
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: SELENA PRUDEN – firstname.lastname@example.org – 646-766-3655
April 2nd – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Independent Group Home Living (IGHL)
221 North Sunrise Service Road
Manorville, NY 11949
April 11th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
OPWDD Regional Office
415A Oser Avenue – Multipurpose Room
Hauppauge, NY 11741
April 18th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD)
807 S Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, NY 11714
REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:
MICHELLE GIULIANO - email@example.com - 631-416-3838
STEPHANIE GINSBERG firstname.lastname@example.org - 631-416-3903
To register for the forum nearest to you, please call or e-mail the regional office staff listed above by three business days before the event. Each forum will be hosted by OPWDD’s Regional Office Director and will have OPWDD and CCO representatives on hand to answer any questions.
Race equity refers to a circumstance in which race is a neutral factor in determining how one fares. For example, with race equity, we would be able to see similar graduation rates among youth of various races--disparities attributed to race would be minimal.
These two upcoming webinar opportunities are intended to promote race equity in the development and implementation of policies, programs, and our own personal interactions. The mind sciences research and evidence-based practices have direct implications on daily work.
The Role of Race as a Factor for Who Lives in Poverty & Strategies to Promote Equity
April 24, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Much is written on how poverty is a primary contributor to the disparity gaps we see in child and family outcomes. This webinar is intended to help participants understand how race plays a role in who is living in poverty and how to apply strategies that promote racial equity and reduce disparities. This webinar is being developed by the Poverty & Race Research Advocacy Council. Register here.
Resilience & Race: Overcoming Challenges of Identity Dynamics
June 6, 1:30pm - 3:00 pm
Resilience has been shown to protect against the harmful impact of stress. In recent years, researchers have identified strategies to bolster resilience in the face of challenges related to identity, particularly race and ethnicity. These strategies can be applied to navigate difficulty interpersonal dynamics, bolster self-concept in challenging environments, and overcome stereotyping. This webinar will be useful to professionals who work with diverse populations. Register here.
There are two upcoming early childhood conferences in NY State.
The New York Association for the Education of Young Children (NYAEYC) annual conference April 19-21 in Verona, NY Register here.
NYS Head Start Association Conference, May 8-9 in White Plains, NY. Please send an email note to Patty Persell, NY Head Start Collaboration Director at Patricia.Persell@ccf.ny.gov to receive the registration packet.
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals (RFP). Applicants must submit an online inquiry form to determine whether a proposed project fits the funding criteria. The deadline for the online inquiry form is March 13, 2018. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with a deadline of May 16, 2018.
NYSHealth Special Projects Fund awards are one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities consistent with the Foundation's mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers but outside of its main priority areas.
The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with SAMHSA, has developed a new fact sheet to help those in need of treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal. The new fact sheet, Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal, provides information on how to obtain proper and safe help for the treatment of opioid dependence or withdrawal. The sheet is available in English (click here) and Spanish (click here).