Posts Tagged ‘Margaret Puddington’

OPWDD Survey On Strengthening The System – Make Yourself Heard

Thank you to Margaret Puddington for sharing this information:


Dear Friends and Colleagues:
As you know, there are many changes underway within our service delivery system. Because of your involvement, reforms that have been implemented or are in development now, are making our system stronger every day. We want to keep our progress going, and continue to empower all stakeholders in a meaningful way.
OPWDD is currently reviewing all of the laws, regulations and memorandum that exist across our system and impact our work – and we need your feedback on any changes that you believe are necessary to better meet our mission of enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities through our four primary goals: home, health, meaningful relationships and activities in the community. 
We have set up an online survey, which can be completed anonymously. Upon viewing the link, you will see that one survey is for individuals and advocates, while a second is written for service providers (direct support professionals, clinicians, organization management) and quality improvement staff.
For individuals and families, we are interested in knowing what requirements prevent you from having the life you want, as well as the requirements that have value to you and should not be changed. For service providers, we want to know what requirements prevent you from providing quality person-centered services, as well as the requirements you value most in your work.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness, and taking the time to participate in this important survey. Please share this information with friends, colleagues, and loved ones. Anyone without internet access can call 518-474-3625.
Commissioner Burke
P.S. Communication is critical to our collective success, and OPWDD’s Facebook page is a great place for individuals, family members, employees, advocates, and other stakeholders to exchange thoughts and ideas. Please feel free to join the conversation.

The New 1115 Waiver: What’s It All About?

September 15, 2011 Leave a comment
Manhattan Family Support Services Advisory Council
choose either:   Monday morning          or:     Monday evening
escoja una:      September 26, 2011         o:     September 26, 2011
                    10:00 am – noon                      5:30 – 7:30 pm
                     Metro NY DDSO                    Metro NY DDSO
                     75 Morton Street*                75 Morton Street*
The same topic will be addressed at both meetings.
El mismo tema se tratará en ambas reuniones.
Si su idioma es el Español y necesita intérprete durante la reunión es necesario avisarle a Margaret antes de 15 de septiembre del 2011.  Llamarla al 212-799-2042.  No habrá intérprete si no se pide con anticipación.
If you require interpretation in Cantonese, it is necessary to let Margaret know by September 15, 2011. Call her at 212-799-2042.  There will be no interpreter unless you request it in advance.


The New 1115 Waiver: What’s It All About?
New York State’s developmental disabilities service system is going to change radically!  The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities is designing a new Medicaid 1115 waiver—a  funding mechanism that will change how services are funded and delivered.  Every one of us will be affected!  Come learn about this new waiver from the experts—Al Kaplan and Judy DeIasi.  Al Kaplan, Senior Policy Advisor for AHRC, was formerly Deputy Director of the NYS Division of the Budget. Judy DeIasi is Associate Executive Director of AHRC. We are privileged to have two such knowledgeable, experienced presenters!  This is one meeting you can’t afford to miss!

La Nueva Excepción 1115: ¿De Que se Trata?

¡El sistema de servicios para individuos con discapacidades de desarrollo del estado de Nueva York está cambiando radical-mente!  La Oficina para los Individuos con Discapacidades de Desarrollo está designando una nueva Excepción 1115—un mecanismo de financiamiento que cambiará como los servicios son financiados y entregados.  ¡Nos afectará a todos!  Vengan y aprendan de los expertos—Al Kaplan y Judy DeIasi, acerca de esta nueva excep-ción.  Al Kaplan, Asesor Mayor de Pólizas de AHRC, era antes el Director Adjunto de la División de Presupuestos del estado de Nueva York.  Judy DeIasi es la Directora Asociada Ejecutiva de AHRC.  ¡Somos privilegiados de tener dos sabios y experimentados presentadores!  ¡Esta es una reunión que no deben perderse!
*Take subway #1 to Houston St., walk 1 block west to Hudson, turn right and walk 3 blocks north to Morton St.  Or take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or Q to West 4th St., walk south (downtown) on 6th Ave. to Bleecker, turn right on Bleecker and walk to Morton, turn left and walk to # 75.  By bus, take #20—downtown it runs on 7th Ave. and is marked “Battery Park”; get off at Morton St., and walk west to # 75; uptown, the #20 runs on Hudson; get off at Morton St.
For further information, call Margaret Puddington, chairperson, 212-799-2042
*Tome el metro #1 a la calle Houston.  Camine una calle hacia el oeste a la calle Hudson. Doble a la derecha y camine 3 cuadras hasta llegar a la calle Morton.  O tome el A, B, C, D, E, F, o el Q hasta la calle West 4th St. Camine hacia downtown hasta la calle Bleecker, haga una derecha y camine hasta la calle Morton.  Doble a la izquierda y busce el # 75.  En autobus, tome la #20—downtown seguido 7th Ave.; uptown seguido la calle Hudson—hasta la calle Morton y camine hacia el oeste.
Para más información llame a Margaret Puddington, 212-799-2042.
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