Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Coordinated Assessment System (CAS)

10/26/12

OPWDD recently unveiled its Coordinated Assessment System (CAS), a new tool that has been specifically tailored to capture the unique health and support needs of individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State.  The revamped assessment process has been designed to feel like a conversation between the individual, his or her family, the assessor and others who are most integral to that person’s life.  Assessment specialists, who will receive training in person-centered practices and interviewing techniques, will work closely with individuals, families, support and clinical staff and others to gain a thorough understanding of the individual’s strengths, needs and desires for his or her life.     

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