Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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01/26/16
Camp Wilton
February 2016 Camp Wilton Celebrates its 50th Season! Join the fun by becoming a counsellor or camper! OPWDD is pleased to share that Camp Wilton, a favorite recreational opportunity with the individuals we serve, is preparing for its 50th summer of great activities! The 2016 season for Camp Wilton will run for eight sessions from June 20th to August 12th.        About the Camp Located in Wilton, New York near the southern Adirondacks, Camp Wilton has been making enduring memories for campers and staff since 1966. We are a residential summer camp operating Monday...
01/04/16
On March 17, 2014, CMS issued final regulations regarding requirements for home and community-based settings in Medicaid.  OPWDD is working with other state agencies on the New York State HCBS Settings Transition Plan.  The following are important resources related to the OPWDD specific Home and Community Based Settings Transition Plan: Commissioner's Message - Announcement of Public Comment Period - Waiver Renewal Announcement of Public Comment Period - Waiver Renewal - December 2015 Re-Issued Announcement for Public Comment February 2015 ...
11/24/15
Choking occurs when a person’s airway becomes blocked by food or other objects, or when liquid enters the airway during swallowing. It is very important that people remain aware of choking hazards, and know how to prevent choking, as well as how to respond in an emergency.   ...
11/03/15
Welcome to the Comprehensive Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver page.  The HCBS Waiver operated by the OPWDD is a program of supports and services that enables adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in the community as an alternative to Intermediate Care Facilities (ICFs). Over 70,000 individuals currently receive services through the waiver. Public Comment Period from for OPWDD Comprehensive Waiver Renewal from December 23, 2015 through January 25, 2016: Announcement of Public Comment Period Proposed 2014 Waiver Renewal (Effective 10/...
10/06/15
OPWDD’s goal is to ensure that the person-centered outcomes in the transformation agenda can be realized by everyone, including those with complex medical and behavioral support needs. Keynote speakers and all sessions from the Nov. 5 symposium are now available for viewing online, including the program, presentation slides and transcripts.  Closed captioning is available. How to view sessions and download materials: Click here to go to the registration page. Type information and click on “SUBMIT.” A confirmation email will be sent to you. Follow the instructions in the confirmation...
10/01/15
Nearly two years ago, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) made a commitment to help people find integrated employment in community-based settings. As part of that commitment, we have been working with sheltered workshop providers to create guidance on how workshops can transform into integrated businesses.  You are invited to attend one of ten Regional Employment Forums to be held across the state during the month of October, which is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month, to give OPWDD feedback on the guidance for workshop providers to transition...
08/17/15
Transforming Together - Transformation Panel Public Forums - Register Now!
As an extension of the Transforming Together Transformation Panel public forums recently held across the state, a videoconference has been added on Tuesday, October 27 from 3 pm – 5 pm which will provide people from the North Country, the Southern Tier and the Hudson Valley with the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns with OPWDD Acting Commissioner Kerry A. Delaney and Transformation Panel members.  These public forums are an opportunity to express your concerns and recommendations on the future of our system, and we ask that you consider the following questions when...

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