"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Confucius
Service Coordinators workwith families to assess an individual's needs,helpthem obtain needed services and support,monitor these services in accordance with th Idividual Service Plan, and advocate for the individual.
Service Coordination is usually covered under Medicaid. If a student does not have Medicaid,the provider usually tries to seek alternate methods of coverage. For those who are not eligible for Medicaid due to income ,a Service Coordinator can help the family apply for a Home and Community Based Waiver. For students under the age of 18, who live with their parents,and have a DevelopmentalDisability,this waver program eliminats parental income when determining Medicaid eligibility and only considers the resouces of the child. Once a sudent is 18 yrs. old, parental income is not a factor in determining eligibility for Medicaid.
Note to parents and Guardians: Service Coordination can be very benificial to children of all ages. However , if your son or daughter will be transitioning from school to the world of adult services within the next few years, it is suggested that you begin to work with a Service Coordinator as soon as possible.A Service Coordinator is able to help with important information such as SSI or guardianship, provide linkages and referrals to an array of adult agencies in the community', and help with paperwork which sometimes make accessing the world of adult service providers a challenging task.
Agencies which provide Service Coordination to individuals with Developmental Disabilities: ( You can select an agency in your county or a surrounding county.) Click on any web address below it will take you to that page.
ARCof Orleans county(585)589-1750 www.arcoforleans.org
Advocacy Center,Inc. (585)546-1700 or 1-800-650-4967 http://www.advocacycenter.com/
Agape Parents' fellowship(716)827-5407 www.agapeparentsfellowship.org
Aspire of WNY (716) 505-5830 www.aspirewny.org
AutisticServices (716) 631-5777 www.autisticservices.org
Baker VictoryServices (716) 828-9500 www.ourladyofvictory.org
Cantalician Centerfor Learning (716) 874-0913 www.cantalician.org
CBVH (Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped ) (716) 847-2180
Community Mission (716) 285-3403 www.communitymissions.org
Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled (716) 896-2180 www.csdd.info
Epilepsy Association of WNY (716)883-5396 www.epilepsywny.org
HeritageCenters (716)833-8601 www.heritagecenters.org
HeritageChristian Services,inc. (716) 743-2020 www.heritagechristianservices.org
Learning Disabilities Assoc.of WNY (716) 874 7200 www.ldaofwny.org
Link Services Coordination,inc (716) 601-5406 www.linkSC.org
Native American Community Services (716) 285-5658 www.nacswny.org
Niagara Cerebral Palsy (716) 205-0021 www.niagaracp.org
OpportunitiesUnlimited (716) 504-2625 www.opportunitiesunlimited.org
People,Inc. (716) 632-4843 www.people-inc.org
Rivershore,Inc.(716) 754-7272 www.rivershore.org
SKIP of NY (716) 626-2222, www.skipofny.org (medically frail)
Summit Educational Services (716) 629-3445 www.summited.org