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Advocate – Long Island DDSO Family Support Services Consumer Council Needs You

Parents of children with a developmental disability are needed to participate on the Family Support Consumer Council to develop and monitor family support services for Long Island.

The Family Support Consumer Council works in partnership with the Long Island DDSO to develop and monitor policies, services and supports to enhance a family's ability to provide in-home care to their family member with a developmental disability. Services range from counseling and training, respite, recreation, to family reimbursement for the purchases of goods and services. For further information, please call the Long Island Family Support Consumer Council at 434-6073.

Position Available: Text4Caregivers Fatherhood Coordinator (10 hours per week, any NYS location)

Parent to Parent of NYS seeks a Fatherhood Coordinator for Text4Caregivers, an exciting new initiative to provide convenient support to family caregivers. Informed by an Advisory Council and in partnership with a text-based communications vendor, Parent to Parent of NYS will develop a free to the end-user text messaging service with complementary web-based resources, to include a Care for the Caregiver portal on our website and an online Facebook forum where caregivers can provide peer support. The messaging and resources will focus on caregiver health and well-being, while also serving as a resource to keep them informed on topics of interest. The texting service will be customizable based on each user’s identified needs and interests, with specific messaging and resources created for Spanish-speaking caregivers and fathers. The Fatherhood Coordinator will assist with the implementation of the entire Text4Caregiver campaign, with a focus on creating effective messages and resources for fathers. Applications are due no later than Friday, January 11, 2019. More information is available in the document linked below.


Text4Caregiver: Fatherhood Coordinator Position

OPWDD People First Care Coordination

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is making an important improvement to the way services are coordinated for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State, known as People First Care Coordination. Under this new model, the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) program which is currently used to help people plan their services will be replaced by a new and improved program called Health Home Care Management.


People First Care Coordination