ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families. The beneficiary of the account is the account owner, and income earned by the accounts will not be taxed. Contributions to the account made by any person (the account beneficiary, family and friends) will be made using post-taxed dollars and will not be tax deductible, although some states may allow for state income tax deductions for contribution made to an ABLE account.
This video gives a history of systems of care, wraparound and the peer movement in New York State. It provides descriptions and examples of many acronyms used in the mental health field and talks about where we started, where we are now and where we are headed.
The Individual and Family Support Unit of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs provides assistance to victims of incidents of abuse or neglect occurring in certain state-operated, licensed, or certified service provider agencies. Assistance is also provided to victims’ families, personal representatives, and guardians. This assistance includes:
All services are offered free.
A "Health Home" is not a physical place; it is a group of health care and service providers working together to make sure you get the care and services you need to stay healthy. Once you are enrolled in a Health Home, you will have a care manager that works with you to develop a care plan. A care plan maps out the services you need, to put you on the road to better health. Some of the services may include:
The Systems of Care (SOC) Framework is a coordinated network of services and supports that are organized to meet the physical, mental, social, emotional, education, and developmental needs of children and their families.
Building Systems of Care, by its own designation as “systems” and not “system,” requires cross-system partnerships with the common goal of developing a broad array and continuum of services and supports that are infused with the values of:
Systems of Care refer to the collaborative, coordinated infrastructure within a community to meet the needs of children and families so they can achieve their own definition of success and equitable outcomes.
Systems of Care are implemented at both the systems level (policy, financing, management) and the service/support delivery level.
Reba McEntire delivers a PSA encouraging people to access services from the NYS Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to support individuals with developmental disabilities to live the richest life possible.
This video provides motivational advice from individuals that were the first in their families to attend college and/or had little support to get there.
Addictions/Dependencies Support Groups
Addictions/Dependencies Support Groups
Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups
Adoption Counseling and Support Services
Artistic/Creativity Support Groups
Assistive Technology Support Services Expense Assistance
Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups
Case Management - Adult Home Supportive
Case Management - Supportive(SCM)
Child Custody/Support Related Support Groups
College/University Entrance Support
Drug Dependency Support Groups
Emotions Anonymous Support Groups
Employment/Retirement Related Support Groups
Families and Individuals Needing Support
Family Permanent Supportive Housing
Family Prison Visitation Support
Family Support Centers/Outreach
Family Support Recruitment/Referral
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Support Groups(GLBTQ)
Health/Disability Related Support Groups
Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs
Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing
In Home Supportive Services Applications(IHSS Applications)
In Home Supportive Services Subsidies(IHSS Subsidies)
In Home Supportive Services Subsidy Recipients(IHSS Supportive Services Subsidy Recipients)
Individual and Family Support Services
Individual Supports and Services(ISS)
Instructional Support Services
Lifestyle/Transition Related Support Groups
Long Term Services and Supports(LTSS)
Mental Health Related Support Groups
Mental Health Support Services
Naturalization Support/Legal Services
Offender/Ex-Offender Support Groups
Older Adult/Disability Related Supportive Housing
Parenting/Family Support Groups
Patient/Family Support Services
Postadoption Counseling and Support
Preadoption Counseling and Support
Secured Supportive Housing Units
Stepfamily/Blended Family Support Groups
Support Housing Community Services
Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities
Supported/Single Room Occupancy(SP-SRO)
Supportive Housing Expense Assistance
Supportive Substance Abuse Services
Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support