OPWDD Care Coordination Forums

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As you may know, the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) program which is currently used to coordinate services will be replaced by a new and improved program called Health Home Care Management beginning July 1, 2018. To provide you with information about the transition, OPWDD and the CCOs are hosting regional public forums across the State.

These forums are intended to educate the people we support about the transition. 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 People First Care Coordination public forum.The same information will be presented at all regional forums, regardless of location and date.

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

April 12th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mary Cariola Children’s Center
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Door 1
Rochester, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  AMY HOFFOWER –  amy.hoffower@opwdd.ny.gov  585-241-5760


April 11th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Genesee Orleans ARC
38 Woodrow Road
Batavia, NY
April 16th – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
People Inc. (Southeast Works)
181 Lincoln Street
Depew, NY
April 18th – 1:00 -2:30 PM and 6:00-7:30 PM
Arc of Steuben
One Arc Way
Bath, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  AMY HOFFOWER –  amy.hoffower@opwdd.ny.gov  585-241-5760  


April 2nd –  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tupper Lake High School – (Auditorium)
25 Chaney Avenue
Tupper Lake, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  ERIC PASTERNAK –  eric.pasternak@opwdd.ny.gov  518-359-4330


April 3rd – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC)
135 E. Frederick St.
Binghamton, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: DAYNA SARACENOdayna.saraceno@opwdd.ny.gov 607-771-7784, ext. 124


April 4th – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Central NY DDRO
NYS Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON:  RHODA BARRON – rhoda.barron@opwdd.ny.gov  315-425-8512                                                                                                                                CAPITAL DISTRICT

April 3rd – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
O.D. Heck and v/c to Saratoga Care Lane site
Capital District DDRO
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: KAREN FRANCISCOkaren.francisco@opwdd.ny.gov518-388-0431


April 12th – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thiells and v/c to Tarrytown Office in Westchester
Hudson Valley DDRO
5 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: VALERIE AUSTIN – valerie.j.austin@opwdd.ny.gov845-947-6060


April 12th6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
177 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY

April 19th6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office (SIDDSO)
930 Willowbrook Road – (In the Bubble, near 12G) located at
The Elizabeth Connelly Center – Building 40-41)
Staten Island, NY

April 24th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bronx Developmental Disabilities Services Office (BXDDSO)
2400 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY

REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: SELENA PRUDENselena.j.pruden@opwdd.ny.gov646-766-3655


April 2nd – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Independent Group Home Living (IGHL)
221 North Sunrise Service Road
Manorville, NY 11949

April 11th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
OPWDD Regional Office
415A Oser Avenue – Multipurpose Room
Hauppauge, NY 11741

April 18th – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (ACLD)
807 S Oyster Bay Road
Bethpage, NY 11714


MICHELLE GIULIANO    michelle.giuliano@opwdd.ny.gov  – 631-416-3838

STEPHANIE GINSBERG stephanie.r.ginsberg@opwdd.ny.gov  – 631-416-3903 

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.

Each forum will be hosted by OPWDD’s Regional Office Director and will have OPWDD and CCO representatives on hand to answer any questions.

Find out what you need to know and get your questions answered at the OPWDD regional People First Care Coordination forum nearest you – we hope to see you there.