Wait No More Survey from the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University and the Disability Opportunity Fund
The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University is working with the Disability Opportunity Fund to uncover gaps and identify creative solutions for housing and related services for people with disabilities and their families living on Long Island.
In an effort to explore both the gaps, as well as potential solutions, they are conducting a population-based survey to assess need and demand, and to give all consumers an opportunity to have their voice heard.
Their goal is to use the data from the Wait No More Survey to spark creative collaborations among policymakers, providers, developers and funders to find a range of safe, affordable, accessible, preferable and sustainable housing options for this underserved, at-risk population.his informational session is designed to provide information about OPWDD's new FRONT DOOR Iniitiative. This is a great opportunity for families on the East End to learn how to access services for their loved ones. Terri Finnegan, Sylvia Cooper and other OPWDD Family Support Services staff will be conducting this important workshop.
CLICK HERE to take the survey
The Key to OPWDD's New FRONT DOOR - Informational Session
This informational session is designed to provide
information about OPWDD's new FRONT DOOR Iniitiative. This is a great
opportunity for families on the East End to learn how to access services for
their loved ones. Terri Finnegan, Sylvia Cooper and other OPWDD Family Support
Services staff will be conducting this important workshop.
Tuesday, June 18th from 7-9pm at The Cornell Cooperative Extension - Please RSVP as space is limited for this FREE event
CLICK HERE for a pdf of the flyer
Self Directed Legal Guardianship Workshop
This workshop is
designed to assist prospective guardians in completing line by line the
application for 17-A Guardianship for the New York State Surrogate
Check back periodically for future events
All staff, program participants and their families have a BBQ picnic with music, games, etc.
Friday, August 30 at Indian Island Park, Riverhead, NY
Many thanks to all of you who made EEDA’s 2013 Gala both wonderful and memorable. Success is only achieved through dedicated people with visionary ideals. Everyone contributes in a special and meaningful way; our vendors, parents, consumers, staff and volunteers.
2014 information to come!
LIDDSO - Information for Parents and Professionals 2013
A two hour overview introduces families and
professionals to the types of supports and services available. Topics include:
Eligibility, Family Support Services, Medicaid Service Coordination, Home and
Community Based Waiver, Employment Services, Residential Services (including
Family Care), Medicaid, SSI and Self Determination.
NYS Partner in Policymaking Accepting New Member Applications
The NYS Partners in Policymaking program is an
innovative leadership training opportunity for individuals with developmental
disabilities and family members. During an eight month course,
participants gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to make changes in policy,
perception, and treatment of individuals with disabilities. Upon completion of
the program, participants join a graduate network. The 2013 NYS Partners
program is offered as a series of interactive modules and webinars, with one
state-wide and one regional meeting. The program focuses on
including self-advocates and individuals from diverse backgrounds, and on
developing participant’s familiarity with technology and on-line communication
tools for advocacy.
For an informational overview of the Partners in Policymaking program, visit: http://nyspip.org/documents/PartnersFlyer.pdf
To fill out an online application, visit: www.nyspip.org and fill out the online application.
Deadline for the 2013 class is December 1, 2012.
A one day surf camp where children with Autism can
experience surfing. For more information or to register, visit the Surfers Healing website.
Ditch Plains Beach, Montauk, NY
September 13, 2013
John V. Beltrani Memorial Golf Classic
Supporters have the opportunity to participate as a
player, sponsor or dinner attendee.
September 30, 2013
Planning Ahead: What You Need to Know Now
EEDA presented a series of free hands-on workshops for
caregivers, professionals and individuals with developmental disabilities to
assist them in planning for the future. Click on the links below to see some of
the conference materials.
Planning Ahead: What You Need to Know Now, Lisa Meyer Fertal, CEO
Informed Consent vs. Guardianship, Regina Brandow, Esq
Residential Services, Sonia Hill and Chris Zarella, Residential Services
Spotlight on Talent
All staff, program participants and their families are
invited to showcase their talents.
Moose Lodge, Riverhead, NY
EEDA participants have the opportunity to "Rock the Night Away" at this formal dinner dance. EEDA's Inaugural Winter Formal was held February 2010.
2013 Date TBD
Team Spirit Award (twice per year)
The residences have the opportunity to compete to win a prize for achievement in various categories of individual care, maintenance of the home, activities, support of consumers and working as a team.
Current Team Spirit Recipients: 8 Bells IRA