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: FINGER LAKES 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 –  585-241-5760 WESTERN NY 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 –  585-241-5760   NORTH COUNTRY 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 –  518-359-4330 SOUTHERN TIER April 3rd – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) 135 E. Frederick St. Binghamton, NY REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: DAYNA SARACENO - 607-771-7784, ext. 124 CENTRAL NY 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 -  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 HUDSON VALLEY 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 NEW YORK CITY April 12th - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Heartshare 177 Livingston Street Brooklyn, NY April 19th - 6 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 LONG ISLAND April 2nd – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Independent Group Home Living (IGHL) Administration 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 REGISTRATION CONTACT PERSON: MICHELLE GIULIANO -  - 631-416-3838 STEPHANIE GINSBERG  - 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.