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UPDATE: Managed Care WebEx & New Plattsburgh Forum Date Announced

New Forum Added in Plattsburgh

UPDATE:  "Managed Care:  The Future of Supports Forum" is now available via WebEx for individuals and families who are not available to attend in person. 

To register to participate, click or copy the link provided below into your browser and follow the instructions:

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12 noon-2:00 p.m. (Schenectady):

You will receive confirmation of your registration.  Information on how to launch a WebEx session is available at this link.

In addition, a forum has been added:

North Country
Wednesday, November 28th 2018

3:30 to 5:30 PM
OPWDD Region 2 -- Plattsburgh Office
7242 State Route 9, Suit 101
Plattsburgh NY 12901
Registration Contact: Melissa Lapierre
[email protected]

Managed Care: The Future of Supports

The system of supports for people with developmental disabilities has evolved over the years from an institution-based system to a community-based support system based on meeting the needs of each person. This evolution was brought about by the people that we support, their family members, providers and our staff all working together.

Managed care is the next step in this important evolution, strengthening the coordination of each person’s supports, ensuring quality and challenging providers to deliver outcomes by helping people achieve their goals.

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is holding the first of many public forums that will be hosted by our Regional Directors for people we support and their families across New York State to provide information and answer questions regarding our evolution to managed care. This is also an opportunity for you to tell us what matters most to you when it comes to your services.

In order to accommodate the greatest number of individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members, we ask that you attend no more than one public forum. The same information will be presented at all regional forums, regardless of location and date. Separate forums will be made available to provider agencies and OPWDD staff.

You are cordially invited to attend the forum most convenient to your location:

Hudson Valley
Monday, November 26th
5 to 7 PM
OPWDD Region 3 – Tarrytown Office
220 White Plains Road
Registration Contact: Suzanne Toscano
[email protected]   
(845) 947-6060

Thursday, November 29th
5 to 7 PM
OPWDD Region 3 – Poughkeepsie Office
38 Fireman’s Way
Registration Contact: Julia Piwinski
[email protected] 
(845) 471-9226 x150

Capital Region
Thursday, November 29
12 to 2 PM
Oswald D. Heck Developmental Center
500 Balltown Road, Building 3, Room 2   
Registration Contact:  Karen Francisco
[email protected] 
(518) 388-0431

Tuesday, November 27th
5 to 7 PM
Interagency Council on Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IACDDA)
15th Floor150 West 30th Street
Registration Contact: Nikia Baker
[email protected] 
(646) 766-3662

Long Island
Wednesday, November 28th
6 to 8 PM
OPWDD Region 5 – Long Island Office
Multi-purpose Room
415A Oser Avenue
Registration Contacts:
Michelle Giuliano: [email protected] 
(631) 416-3838
Stephanie Ginsberg: [email protected] 
(631) 416-3903

* Each forum will be hosted by OPWDD’s Regional Office Directors. Regional Directors will ask people from the audience to share what matters most to them when it comes to their services. Comments can also be submitted in writing.

To register for the forum nearest to you, please call or e-mail the regional office staff listed above by three business days before the event.  Along with your reservation, please indicate if you need special accommodations, including language translation.

Find out what you need to know and get your questions answered at the OPWDD Regional Managed Care Forum nearest you – we hope to see you there.




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