Service Access Coordination are services offered to Nassau County, Suffolk County and Brooklyn residents at no cost providing a range of support.
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About Service Access Coordination

Service Access Coordination provides: 

• Connect eligible individuals and their families to Care Coordinators and Family Support Brokers
• Support families in navigating the HCBS (Home and Community Based) Medicaid Waiver process
• Make referrals to clinical evaluations and state, city and private programs
• Link families to community resources
• Educate families regarding their school-based services
• Promote self-advocacy skills
• Provide educational group presentation, and much more
• Support individuals and their families while navigating the initial OPWDD Eligibility Process (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities)
• Provide support during assessments, for example, life plan meetings and circle of support meetings
• Educate families regarding services within the OPWDD service system
• Assist and troubleshoot navigating the self-direction program including Family Support Service, ie: Service Access Coordination and OPWDD process
• Guidance, Direction, Information, Referrals & Linkages to Transition Related Services
• Offer Support & Expertise in Understanding & Adult Service Providers

OPWDD & Self-Direction 2024

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Virtual Lunchtime Discussion

Join us on the below dates 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

OPWDD Eligibility & Services with GregOry Frumin

How to understand the eligibility process, enrollment, services, alternatives, & emerging policy updates.

RSVP by April 8, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Launched, Now What? with Alison Giangregorio 

What is your role now that you have a self-direction budget and how you should get organized?

RSVP by May 9, 2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Why is the Life Plan Important and what is the purpose of the Staff Action Plan? with Alison Giangregorio 

Understanding the Life Plan and why do I need a Staff Action Plan

RSVP by May 30, 2024

Thursday, August 8, 2024

Understanding IDGS and OTPS with Alison Giangregorio 

You will gain a better understanding of the self-direction categories.

RSVP by August 1, 2024

Thursday, September 19, 2024

Understanding the budget template with Alison Giangregorio

 Federal & State Medicaid—How does money move between categories?

RSVP by September 12, 2024

Thursday, October 10, 2024

Understanding the role of the Fiscal Intermediary with Alison Giangregorio

Selecting a Fiscal Intermediary that will meet your needs.

RSVP by October 3, 2024

No registration fee. A zoom link will be sent the day before the presentation.

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