Family & Professional Resource Fair WAS 12/11/13!

 

IT WAS FABULOUS: 820+ Attendees = WOW!

THANK YOU EVERYONE: THE PHOTOS ARE UP!!!!

THE VOLUNTEERS WERE FABULOUS!

NEW DIRECTORIES:

2013 FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES DIRECTORY &

2013 ADULT DAY SERVICES DIRECTORY

 

The Day’s Events:

Keynote: Donna Limiti, Director, OPWDD DDRO, Region 4. & TED talk on “Redefining Beauty” by Rick Guidotti

MSCs Received Credit for Participation in the Workshops

WORKSHOPS: 10:45 A.M.–12:00 NOON

OPWDD’s Family Information Session on the Service System
(Get credit for mandatory Front Door session to access services.) Elizabeth Cambra, Deputy Director, DDRO Region 4 and OPWDD staff

Special Education: Is My Child in the Right Placement?
Paul Hutchinson, EDD, Director of Advocacy Services, AHRC, and Marilyn Rubinstein, Director of Early Childhood Direction Center/NYPH

Self-Directed Supports: Take Control of Your Services
Linda Schellenberg, Director of Community Services, Center for Family Support; Jackie and Mandy Shenkman, parent and self-advocate

No One’s Calling Me Back: Essential Skills for Getting What You Need
Marianne Ardito, LCSW, ACSW, Asst. Dir. Clinical & Family Services, YAI, and Carol Lincoln, LMSW, Director of Medicaid Service Coordination, UCP/NYC

WORKSHOPS: 12:45 P.M.–2:00 P.M.

Medicaid Service Coordinators will receive training credit for participation in these workshops.
OPWDD’s Family Information Session on the Service System
(Get credit for mandatory Front Door session to access services.) Elizabeth Cambra, Deputy Director, DDRO Region 4 and OPWDD staff

A Roadmap to Successful Employment
Aimee Althoff, Director of Employment, and Katrina Roberts, Associate Director of Employment, Job Path, and others

Needs, Wants, Wishes, and Dreams: Programs and Services that Bring Relief to Parents
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed., Special Needs Consultant and Trainer

A Healthy Family Starts with a Healthy You!
Gina Villani, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director, Miriam Gonzalez, American Diabetes Association; Georgia Giannopoulis, American Heart Association

 

 

 FAIR SPONSORED BY:

The Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council, Metro New York Developmental Disabilities Regional Office, OPWDD, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Department of Education, District 75

14TH ST. Y – EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE
92ND ST. Y – NESHER
ACHIEVE BEYOND
ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN OF NY, INC.
AHA ASSOCIATION
AHRC  NYC
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
ALLCARE PROVIDER SERVICES, INC.
AMAC
ARCHCARE AT TERENCE CARDINAL COOKE / DDC
AUTISM SPEAKS
BIRCH FAMILY SERVICES
BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK STATE
CAMP HUNTINGTON
CARES
CARING HOME CARE
CATHOLIC GUARDIAN SERVICES
CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATIONS OF NYS, INC.
CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY
CHDFS, INC.
CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY
CITYPRO GROUP
CO/LAB THEATER GROUP
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
CUNY SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES – DISABILITY STUDIES PROGRAM
DANIEL’S MUSIC FOUNDATION
DIFFERENT ROADS TO LEARNING
EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTION CENTER – NYPH
EDWIN GOULD SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES
EMERGE & SEE EDUCATION CENTER
EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK
ESPERANZA CENTER
EXCELLENT HOME CARE
EXTENDED HOME CARE, EXTENDED MLTC
FEGS
FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION
GENERAL HUMAN OUTREACH IN THE COMMUNITY INC.
GIGI’S PLAYHOUSE, DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS CENTERS
GOD’S GUARDIANS
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
HARLEM DOWLING WEST SIDE CENTER
HAWTHORNE  FOUNDATION
HOPE FITNESS
HUDSON IN HOME PHYSICAL THERAPY
IAC
INTERACTIVE THERAPY GROUP
JEWISH UNION FOUNDATION
JOB PATH
KENBY PHARMACY
KENNEDY CHILD STUDY CENTER
KICKING THE SPECTRUM
LIFESPIRE
LOS NINOS SERVICES
LOWER EAST SIDE FAMILY UNION
MAKES SENSE
MERCY DRIVE
METRO DDRO REGION 4
NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
NEW ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN
NEW FRONTIERS IN LEARNING
NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.
NEW YORK LAWYERS FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST, INC. (NYLPI)
NEW YORK PEACE INSTITUTE
NYCDOE D75 OFFICE OF TRAVEL TRAINING
NYSH / CAMP OAKHURST
NYU HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES CENTER FOR CHILDREN
NYU THE CHILD STUDY CENTER
OHEL CHILDREN’S HOME
PARENT TO PARENT OF NYS
PROJECT INNOVATION – AARON SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
QSAC
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNTY COLLEGE – CONTINUING EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
QUIKIKS HANDS-FREE SHOES
RAMAPO FOR CHILDREN
REBECCA SCHOOL
RENAISSANCE HEALTH CARE NETWORK LENOX CLINIC
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
RIVERSTONE SENIOR LIFE SERVICES
SEAVER AUTISM CENTER – MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SINERGIA, INC.
SNACK & FRIENDS
SPECIAL CITIZENS FUTURES UNLIMITED
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE
SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY NAVIGATOR
SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY PLANNING
SPECIAL PARENT MAGAZINE
SPROUT
ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
STANDING TALL
THE CENTER FOR DISCOVERY
THE CENTER FOR FAMILY SUPPORT
UCP / NYC
UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT
VISIONS
VOR
YAI NETWORK