Support Services

Access Coordination

Access Coordination –serves as the initial intake to determine whether the adult is entitled to state services. Access Coordination services include educating on the process of OPWDD-based services, the HCBS Waiver and Self Direction submission of packets to the LIDDRO for eligibility for determination, gathering requires documentation to support cases, referring families to clinicians and clinics providing evaluations, working with families to produce paperwork for submission. If the adult is ineligible for these services the Access Coordinator will refer to Comprehensive Case Management. If eligible, and would like to pursue self-direction, they will be referred to Enhanced Support Brokering. This service is currently funded by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.

Comprehensive Case Management

This program in collaboration with The Suffolk Y JCC and AANE  work with adults with I/DD ages 30-55 who are not eligible for benefits through the state and will connect them to available resources, services, and supports that will enable them to thrive and remain active participants in the community. It helps to ensure continuity when caregivers can no longer manger the process as well as provide support to navigate a confusing and time-consuming service landscape.

Enhanced Support Brokering

This program enables individuals with I/DD to live meaningful and fulfilling lives in their community. Each Enhanced Broker works with 8-12 adults with I/DD and their families to access services, supports and programs using their Self-Direction budgets. Self-Direction is a person-centered process for accessing supports and services in New York State. It is funded by federal and state Medicaid funds, and is overseen by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. This service is paid for through a client’s Self-Direction Budget.