Long Island CSS & Friends

HELPING INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

    

About Us

My name is Donna Irving and I have a child with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, who receives services through Self Direction formerly known as Consolidated Support Services. I have also been Support Staff for individuals in Self Direction for several years now. Since I began working in this field I realized that there was very little connection with other participants or families receiving services through OPWDD. So, I formed Long Island CSS & Friends so that people could connect as well as learn about upcoming events. Last year, I began a Yahoo Group called Long Island CSS as well as I started local meet ups in places such as Wantagh Pool, Adventureland, and Splish Splash. We eventually changed the name of the group to Long Island CSS & Friends, along with adding a Facebook Page. Also, please feel free to check out our blog.

Over the past few months, we have also had meet-ups at several cafes such as Starry Night Cafe, Sip This, Starbucks in Long Beach, Witches Brew, Panera Bread in Bellmore, Roller Skating at United Skates of America and Hot Skate, Wednesday Walkers at the Source Mall, and more to come. I have created this place so that we can support each other, share important information, share resources, share stories, receive support, and participants can make friends with others in Self Direction as well as make new friends in the community.

I look forward to meeting all of you in time at one of our meet-ups.

Donna Irving

How To's

ISS Self Direction ID Badge:
For Support Staff:
Send a head-shot to TWoodard@issny.org
You should be directed to someone who can help you.

Non-driver ID:
For people w/ disabilities:
There is a fee & you need proof of residence. Contact the DMV for info: Click here

Nassau County Disability Leisure Pass:
Gets Discounts in Nassau County Parks
Go to either Cantiague Park, Wantagh Park, or Eisenhower Park, bring ID & money.
You will have to call whichever park you go to in order to find out more info on what you need to bring.

For Suffolk County (Green Key):
Click here for more info.

Federal Access Pass:
If you do it online, it is $10, but you can go for free at Theodore Roosevelt’s Mansion/Museum in Oyster Bay.
For more info on Sagamore Hill, click here.
For more info on Federal Access Passes, click here.

State Disability Access Pass:
Gets Discounts or Free Admission to State Parks
Click here, then click where it says application & follow the direction. It’s free.

Disability Metro Card:
For Info, scroll down on the following page till you find the “Customers with qualifying disabilities” section: Click here You need to send a head-shot to them.

Able-Ride:
For those who use Able-Ride, Click here to get the Able-Ride photo ID. Please see page for info.

Upcoming Events
  • 03
    03.January.Wednesday

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    01/03/18
    Subject: KIDS PLUS CSL MEETINGS – Jan 3rd, 4th and 5th
    Please see the attached flier for parent meetings we will have and please forward to anyone you think may like to attend.  Thank you in advance.
    As an FYI we will be updating the new, Town of Huntington, Supervisor and Board as to our progress with 145 Cuba Hill Rd.
    Thanks!
    Tammie
    Tammie Murphy Topel
    Founder and President, K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. & KIDS PLUS CSL
    call or text: 631-514-1096
    email: tam@kidsplusinc.org
    Like Us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kidsplusinc

  • 04
    04.January.Thursday

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    01/04/18
    Subject: KIDS PLUS CSL MEETINGS – Jan 4th and 5th
    Please see the attached flier for parent meetings we will have ​and please forward to anyone you think may like to attend.  Thank you in advance.
    As an FYI we will be updating the new, Town of Huntington, Supervisor and Board as to our progress with 145 Cuba Hill Rd.
    Thanks!
    Tammie
    Tammie Murphy Topel
    Founder and President, K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. & KIDS PLUS CSL
    call or text: 631-514-1096
    email: tam@kidsplusinc.org
    Like Us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kidsplusinc

  • 05
    05.January.Friday

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    01/05/18
    Subject: KIDS PLUS CSL MEETING – Jan 5th
    Please see the attached flier for parent meetings we will have ​and please forward to anyone you think may like to attend.  Thank you in advance.
    As an FYI we will be updating the new, Town of Huntington, Supervisor and Board as to our progress with 145 Cuba Hill Rd.
    Thanks!
    Tammie
    Tammie Murphy Topel
    Founder and President, K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. & KIDS PLUS CSL
    call or text: 631-514-1096
    email: tam@kidsplusinc.org
    Like Us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kidsplusinc

  • 07
    07.January.Sunday

    11:30 am-12:30 pm
    01/07/18

    Hi there,

    Attached is a flyer for our upcoming brand new INCLUSIVE Om 4 All yoga program. Om 4 All is geared to providing yoga with light Reiki, massage and aromatherapy to children in the age range of 4 through 8 where ALL family members and friends are welcome to join in!

    We ask that you share this info with your families as soon as possible, as this program begins on January, 7, 2018.

    Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts…

    Warmest Regards and Brightest Light,

    Stacey Astachovsky
    Executive Director

    Pop.Earth Corp.
    Population Earth; We Are One
    The Om Holistic Center for Autism & Developmental Disorders

    Eat-Able; Enabling Health Through Food

    OM for Autism Yoga

    E.Q.U.A.L for Autism

    Phoenix Fitness

    FREE TO BE ME Music & Art

    “You Can Dance”-Certified AUTISM MOVEMENT THERAPY

    web: www.popearth.org
    facebook: facebook.com/om.pop.earth
    twitter: @pop_earth Instagram: pop_earth

    phone: (516) 650-6121 (888) 364-4120

    Long Island- 32 Bond Street, Westbury, NY 11590

    Colorado- 1017 South Boulder Road Suite E1 Louisville CO 80027

     

  • 07
    07.January.Sunday

    3:30 pm-6:00 pm
    01/07/18

    Free, but $10 suggested donation. Must RSVP. Info here.