Pride Ability Meeting

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01/09/18 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

​New LGBTQIA Initiative: Pride Ability
PrideAbility is a new New York State Initiative, sponsored by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Council, to expand the LGBTQIA Advocacy Coalition for adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their allies, staff and family members. Regional meetings will be conducted in the 5 OPWDD regions; see attached flyer for more information. Contact Claire Miller at cmiller02@familyres.org for further information regarding the initiative and cohosting or attending a meeting in your region.

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  • 01/24/18 10:30 am - 01/24/18 1:30 pm

    To: Long Island Fiscal Intermediaries and Brokers, Self-Advocates and Families

    From: Bridget Cariello, Long Island, Supervising Regional Coordinator

    Re: Self-Direction Listening Forums on Long Island

    Date: January 2018

    The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State will be presenting Self-Direction Listening Forums for individuals in the Long Island Region who are self-directing their services with a Broker and FI and who have an active plan and budget. These listening forums are for individuals, parents and family members to discuss best practices for Self-Direction. OPWDD note takers will be present and a final report will be compiled with responses from both the pre-surveys as well as the forums.

    We need your support to help get this information out to the individuals and families who are supported by or using Self-Directed services. I am attaching a flyer for you to share. The date of the first forum is Wednesday, January 24th at Bellmore Merrick School District 1260 Meadowbrook Rd. North Merrick, NY 11566.

    There will be two sessions held that day starting at 10:30AM – 1:30PM and 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

    We thank you in advance for your assistance in getting this information out to the people you serve and support. Please attend and share information regarding these forums widely. It is critical that we work together to safeguard true self-determination and continue to support a variety of services and supports.

    * This is an informal discussion based forum. Participants can bring written testimony to hand in to be reflected in the final reports.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Bridget Cariello

    Bridget Cariello
    Supervising Coordinator
    SANYS Management Team
    Self-Advocacy Association NYS
    Office: 631-434-6936
    Mobile: 631-335-9142
    bcariello@sanys.org

  • 01/24/18 5:00 pm - 01/24/18 7:00 pm

    Strong Island Voices LI SELF ADVOCACY GROUP

    COME JOIN US FOR A BELATED NEW YEARS CELEBRATION!!
    Date: Wednesday, January 24th
    Time: 5pm-7pm
    Location: Eisenhower Park- Special Activities Center (WHITE BUILDING-Field 8)
    Address: 1899 Park Boulevard, Westbury, NY 11590

    MUST RSVP to Debra Powers @ DPOWERS2@CFSNY.ORG

    Map of Eisenhower Park here.

  • 01/24/18 5:30 pm - 01/24/18 8:30 pm

    To: Long Island Fiscal Intermediaries and Brokers, Self-Advocates and Families

    From: Bridget Cariello, Long Island, Supervising Regional Coordinator

    Re: Self-Direction Listening Forums on Long Island

    Date: January 2018

    The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State will be presenting Self-Direction Listening Forums for individuals in the Long Island Region who are self-directing their services with a Broker and FI and who have an active plan and budget. These listening forums are for individuals, parents and family members to discuss best practices for Self-Direction. OPWDD note takers will be present and a final report will be compiled with responses from both the pre-surveys as well as the forums.

    We need your support to help get this information out to the individuals and families who are supported by or using Self-Directed services. I am attaching a flyer for you to share. The date of the first forum is Wednesday, January 24th at Bellmore Merrick School District 1260 Meadowbrook Rd. North Merrick, NY 11566.

    There will be two sessions held that day starting at 10:30AM – 1:30PM and 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

    We thank you in advance for your assistance in getting this information out to the people you serve and support. Please attend and share information regarding these forums widely. It is critical that we work together to safeguard true self-determination and continue to support a variety of services and supports.

    * This is an informal discussion based forum. Participants can bring written testimony to hand in to be reflected in the final reports.

    Respectfully Yours,

    Bridget Cariello

    Bridget Cariello
    Supervising Coordinator
    SANYS Management Team
    Self-Advocacy Association NYS
    Office: 631-434-6936
    Mobile: 631-335-9142
    bcariello@sanys.org

  • 01/24/18 7:00 pm - 01/24/18 9:00 pm
  • 01/25/18 9:00 am - 01/25/18 4:30 pm
    FREE two-day seminar on how to quickly get approval for

    SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and other entitlement programs.

    Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for benefits. This free OMH seminar will show you that, with the correct documentation, it should take no more than 90 days to get approved.  This seminar will also teach you how to:

    ·         Request a waiver for an overpayment.

    ·         Avoid spend-downs.

    ·         Use Social Security work incentives to help maintain SSI and SSDI eligibility as you explore returning to work.

    ·         Ease off cash benefits and into self-sufficiency.

    ·         Work full-time and maintain low cost (or even no-cost) health insurance.

    ·         Get expedited reinstatement of benefits.

    IRWE, PASS plans, Section 301, and 1619b are some of the other underused mechanisms that will be covered. This seminar is for people with any type of disability, however, the main focus will be for people with mental health disabilities.

    Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, January 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

    42-09 28th Street – 16-49  -  It’s on the 16th Floor room 49

    Long Island City, New York 11101-4132

    (Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by NYC DOHMH at this site only)

    To register for this host site only, please contact Sabrina Devine at 518-473-6579

    All others should use the links below.

    Presented by John B. Allen Jr. Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS OMH

    For your convenience, you can also attend remotely via Webex.  Please use the registration links below only if you plan on participating from your computer.  You will need headphones or computer speakers for the audio, or you can use the teleconference for audio.  1-844-633-8697, meeting ID: 95533543 and press #, then press # again. Please be sure to register for BOTH days.

    Please be sure to register for BOTH days.

    Day One https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e04de6676442214b6fc179f521c98488a

    Event number: 311 847 977

    Day Two https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8b6138d8bf9d7c9d1c55c4a2fffec535

    Event number: 315 726 449

    Event password for both days: nysomh123

    If you would prefer to attend from one of the group sites rather than on your own computer or work site you can register at the link below.  Again, please be sure to register for BOTH days.

    https://www.flexbooker.com/widget/8341de14-b100-45b8-afb0-9716182a4c10

    Please note that CEU’s WILL NOT be available for this training.  We are working to be able to offer them for future trainings.

  • 01/26/18 9:00 am - 01/26/18 2:00 pm
    FREE two-day seminar on how to quickly get approval for

    SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and other entitlement programs.

    Many people with disabilities wait years before they are determined to be eligible for benefits. This free OMH seminar will show you that, with the correct documentation, it should take no more than 90 days to get approved.  This seminar will also teach you how to:

    ·         Request a waiver for an overpayment.

    ·         Avoid spend-downs.

    ·         Use Social Security work incentives to help maintain SSI and SSDI eligibility as you explore returning to work.

    ·         Ease off cash benefits and into self-sufficiency.

    ·         Work full-time and maintain low cost (or even no-cost) health insurance.

    ·         Get expedited reinstatement of benefits.

    IRWE, PASS plans, Section 301, and 1619b are some of the other underused mechanisms that will be covered. This seminar is for people with any type of disability, however, the main focus will be for people with mental health disabilities.

    Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, January 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

    42-09 28th Street – 16-49  -  It’s on the 16th Floor room 49

    Long Island City, New York 11101-4132

    (Breakfast and Lunch will be provided by NYC DOHMH at this site only)

    To register for this host site only, please contact Sabrina Devine at 518-473-6579

    All others should use the links below.

    Presented by John B. Allen Jr. Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS OMH

    For your convenience, you can also attend remotely via Webex.  Please use the registration links below only if you plan on participating from your computer.  You will need headphones or computer speakers for the audio, or you can use the teleconference for audio.  1-844-633-8697, meeting ID: 95533543 and press #, then press # again. Please be sure to register for BOTH days.

    Please be sure to register for BOTH days.

    Day One https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e04de6676442214b6fc179f521c98488a

    Event number: 311 847 977

    Day Two https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8b6138d8bf9d7c9d1c55c4a2fffec535

    Event number: 315 726 449

    Event password for both days: nysomh123

    If you would prefer to attend from one of the group sites rather than on your own computer or work site you can register at the link below.  Again, please be sure to register for BOTH days.

    https://www.flexbooker.com/widget/8341de14-b100-45b8-afb0-9716182a4c10

    Please note that CEU’s WILL NOT be available for this training.  We are working to be able to offer them for future trainings.

  • 01/26/18 12:00 pm - 01/26/18 2:00 pm

    Flyer.

    For Suffolk County young adults up to age 30 ONLY:  Join other young adults from Suffolk County at our Cabin Fever Reliever Pizza Party, Speed Friending and Crafting event. Friday, January 26, 12:00 - 2:00 pm!

    SILO Youth Services, 755 Waverly Ave, Holtsville, NY

    Phone: 631-880-7929 ext.139

    Marie Hickey

    mhickey@siloinc.org

  • 01/28/18 11:30 am - 01/28/18 12:30 pm

    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

     

  • 01/29/18 7:00 pm - 01/29/18 9:00 pm

    Great Fun with your LIFE Friends!!

    Monday, January 29th at 7:00 – 9:00 PM

    Healthy Living

    Flyer

           Keeping fit and healthy in the winter

              Gural JCC – 207 Grove Avenue, Cedarhurst

             FEE:  $5.00

    Support Group for LIFE participants will take place at 6:15 PM

    Have a Question?

    Email Naomi & Yael at: LIFE@guraljcc.org

    or call us at (516) 569-6733 

    The Long Island Friends Experience (LIFE) group is sponsored by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation.

  • 01/29/18 7:00 pm - 01/29/18 8:00 pm
  • 01/30/18 6:00 pm - 01/30/18 8:00 pm

    Grandparents Support Group

    January 30th

    6:00 pm

     

    The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

    402 William Floyd Parkway

    Shirley, New York 11967

     

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Family Health and Wellness Program and the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library are proud to announce the continuation of the 2017-2018

     

    This year’s sessions will continue to bring grandparents and relative caregivers the information and resources they need to help them navigate the legal, medical and school systems as they work to meet the challenges of raising their grandchildren and relatives.

     

    For more information contact Dinah Torres Castro at: dc258@cornell.edu

    Or 631/ 727-7850, ext. 351

     

    All are welcomed. Refreshments and childcare are provided. Please call Pat Mininni to register at: 631/399-1511 ext. 377

  • 01/31/18 7:30 pm - 01/31/18 9:30 pm
  • 01/31/18 8:00 pm - 01/31/18 11:00 pm

    For info, please read flyer here.

    At John Engeman Theater in Northport

  • 02/02/18 11:00 am - 02/02/18 1:00 pm

    L.I. CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON AGING OUT

    The Legislative Brunch will be on: February 2, 2018

    Friday - 11:00 A.M.

    Multi-Purpose Room

    O.P.W.D.D. Regional Office

        415A Oser Ave, Hauppauge, N.Y.

               We are pleased to announce, our Twenty-Seventh Annual Legislative Brunch of the Task Force. Our membership; Parents of & Individuals with Disabilities & Voluntary Service Providers to those aging out or aged out of school; seek dialogue with our Elected Representatives, and the governmental agencies, at all levels of government, charged with the responsibility to serve our constituency.

               The Task Force on Aging Out is dedicated to helping individuals with intellectual, developmental and mental disabilities and their families as they transition from childhood to adulthood. The Task Force has been in existence since 1982.

              This meeting is to fulfill our goal of increasing and maintaining government focus on the Aging Out issue.  We look forward to discussing topics of mutual interest and concern. Working together, we hope to meet the needs of the aging-out/aged-out population in the twenty-first century.

    No RSVP or fee is required.


    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 631 874 2425


    Cordially, 
        Roy Probeyahn             Karen Adler CDD   

        Parent Coordinator     Treasurer                  

  • 02/08/18 10:00 am - 02/08/18 12:00 pm

    Flyer.

    Parent-to-Parent of NYS
    is offering a new
    PARENT GROUP
    for families of children under 18 who live in
    residential schools or facilities.

    Connect with other parents who also have a child attending a residential school.

    Upcoming Meeting:
    Thursday February 8, 2018
    10am-12pm
    Parent to Parent Long Island office
    (Located within the offices of OPWDD)
    415-A Oser Avenue
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

    Participants must RSVP
    Alissa Morris
    631-434-6196
    amorris@ptopnys.org

  • 02/09/18 11:00 am - 02/09/18 12:30 pm

    This event is for 2 Fridays--1/12/18 & 2/9/18. You need to be there & pay for both.

  • 02/12/18 7:00 pm - 02/12/18 9:00 pm

    Join us for our annual Valentine's Day Dinner Dance Details are below - Don't miss out on the fun.

    Valentine's Day Dinner Dance

    Monday, February 12th, 2018 - 7 PM - 9 PM

    Kasey's
    23 North Park Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY

    Event registration can done on our website FANclubforever.com

    Feel free to share this info and the attached flyer with your friends, as we would love to meet them. F.A.N. Club is all about re-connecting with old friends and making new ones.

    Please call the office at 516-900-2356 or email us at FANclubforever@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    We look forward to seeing everyone in February!

    F.A.N. club Forever!

    -Steve, Joyce, and The F.A.N. club Team

    --
    The F.A.N. club Team
    3280 Sunrise Highway / Suite 195
    Wantagh, Ny 11793
    516.900.2356
    FANclubforever.com

  • 02/13/18 7:00 pm - 02/13/18 9:00 pm
    SUPPORTING OUR YOUNG ADULTS NETWORK
    In collaboration with LONGISLANDCSSANDFRIENDS.COM
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    A NETWORK OF PARENTS & CAREGIVERS & PROVIDERS & SELF-ADVOCATES
    SUPPORTING YOUNG ADULTS AS THEY NAVIGATE THEIR COMMUNITY
    AND EMBARK ON THE JOURNEY OF A SELF-DETERMINED LIFE
    WITH THE SUPPORTS OF OPWDD
    MEETING LOCATION: MERRICK JEWISH CENTER
    affiliation is not required—this is a community event open to all!
    KOSHER REFRESHMENTS SERVED
    Questions? RSVP: Leslie.Feinberg28@gmail.com
    2018 Dates & Topics
    February 13: Pop.Earth, short for Population Earth - We Are One with Autism, a non-profit offering Health & Wellness program opportunities for individuals with Autism and other Developmental Disorders at little to no cost. www.popearth.org
    Meeting Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
    *Basic OPWDD/Self-Direction Information Session: 7-7:30pm*
    *General Group Discussion/Program/Speaker: 7:30-8:30pm*
    *Networking from 8:30-9pm*
    All dates coincide with South Shore Game Night: A Social Connection Group for Self-Determined Adults 18 years or older
    ***Accompanied by Staff or Chaperone***
    If you are able to help others, perhaps you can spare a non-perishable (no glass jars) kosher food item. Merrick Jewish Center collects food for the local kosher food pantry.
  • 02/19/18 10:00 am - 02/19/18 12:00 pm
    ​Flyer here.​  

    Self Direction

    Information Session

    LIDDRO – 415A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788 

     

     Monday, February 19, 2018 10am-12pm

    Monday, April 16, 2018 6-8pm

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6-8pm

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 10am-12pm

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 10am-12pm

     

    For more information or to register, please contact the Self Direction Unit at the Long Island DDRO

     Email: CSS.DDRO5@opwdd.ny.gov

  • 02/25/18 6:00 pm - 02/25/18 8:00 pm

    Enjoy a night of bowling while supporting a great local nonprofit!
    Address: 332 Larkfield Rd, East Northport, NY 11731

    The Northport Buddy Club is inviting you to attend a Bowl-a-thon Fundraiser Event at Larkfield Lanes, Sunday February 25th. The event is from 6-8pm and is $25 per person, which includes unlimited bowling for two hours, shoes, pizza and soda! There will also be a Chinese Auction of gift baskets and a 50/50 raffle. We ask that you RSVP ahead of time by sending your payment before hand. There are three different ways to pay: Paypal, Mailing a check, in person, or at a prior Buddy Club Event.

    No matter how you pay we ask that you include the following information:

    Who’s attending, phone number, and email.
    Here’s how you can pay:

    1.
    Paypal. If you are attending with family and friends please include the total amount.
    Also be sure to “Add Note” with attendees, phone number and email.
    https://www.paypal.me/NorthportBuddyClub

    2.
    By mailing a check to
    226 Woodbine Avenue, Northport NY 11768
    C/O The Northport Buddy Club Inc
    Also be sure to “Add Note” with attendees, phone number and email.

    3.
    You can pay with cash or check at a prior Buddy Club events.
    Also be sure to “Add Note” with attendees, phone number and email.

    4.
    You can also pay with cash at the door, provided that space is available.
    We would LOVE if you could create a gift basket for the Buddy Club! Also if you know any restaurant or business that would donate gift cards or goods for a basket please reach out!
    We are also looking for Lane Sponsors so feel free to email us with any leads!

    Thank you very much and I look forward to seeing you and at our Bowling Event!

    Email: TheNorthportBuddyClub@gmail.com

    MISSION STATEMENT
    "The Northport Buddy Club, Inc. is a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing a friendly and safe environment for young adults ages 18 and up with diverse abilities who want to make friends, be themselves, and explore the community. Our club is best known for offering a variety of fun activities--both within the local community and around the Island. We are based in Suffolk County but take trips throughout Long Island."

    For those with Facebook, click here.

  • 02/27/18 4:30 pm - 02/27/18 6:30 pm

    ​New LGBTQIA Initiative: Pride Ability
    PrideAbility is a new New York State Initiative, sponsored by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Council, to expand the LGBTQIA Advocacy Coalition for adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their allies, staff and family members. Regional meetings will be conducted in the 5 OPWDD regions; see attached flyer for more information. Contact Claire Miller at cmiller02@familyres.org for further information regarding the initiative and cohosting or attending a meeting in your region.

  • 04/16/18 6:00 pm - 04/16/18 8:00 pm
    ​Flyer here.​  

    Self Direction

    Information Session

    LIDDRO – 415A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788 

    Monday, April 16, 2018 6-8pm

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6-8pm

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 10am-12pm

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 10am-12pm

     

    For more information or to register, please contact the Self Direction Unit at the Long Island DDRO

     Email: CSS.DDRO5@opwdd.ny.gov

  • 07/17/18 6:00 pm - 07/17/18 8:00 pm
    ​Flyer here.​ 

    Self Direction

    Information Session

    LIDDRO – 415A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788 

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6-8pm

    Thursday, October 18, 2018 10am-12pm

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 10am-12pm

     

    For more information or to register, please contact the Self Direction Unit at the Long Island DDRO

     Email: CSS.DDRO5@opwdd.ny.gov

  • 10/18/18 10:00 am - 10/18/18 12:00 pm
    ​Flyer here.​ 

    Self Direction

    Information Session

    LIDDRO – 415A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788 

     Thursday, October 18, 2018 10am-12pm

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 10am-12pm

     

    For more information or to register, please contact the Self Direction Unit at the Long Island DDRO

     Email: CSS.DDRO5@opwdd.ny.gov

  • 12/13/18 10:00 am - 12/13/18 12:00 pm
    ​Flyer here.​ 

    Self Direction

    Information Session

    LIDDRO – 415A Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788 

    Thursday, December 13, 2018 10am-12pm

     

    For more information or to register, please contact the Self Direction Unit at the Long Island DDRO

     Email: CSS.DDRO5@opwdd.ny.gov

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