Attention Individuals with Disabilities and their Family Members/Advocates!

Attention Individuals with Disabilities and their Family Members/Advocates!

CAREdesign NYWe are pleased to invite you to attend a meeting to learn more about the transition of MSC services to Care Coordination scheduled for July 1, 2018.

The meetings are sponsored by your current MSC agency and CareDesign NY, the new Care Coordination Organization that your agency is affiliating with.

We are offering these meeting dates and times so you can choose the one that works best for you. At the meetings we will do a brief presentation and allow lots of time to have all your questions answered.

Click the link to see the meeting schedule.

Important Informational Meetings Scheduled About Medicaid Service Coordination. Everyone is invited to attend.

The current MSC program is being transformed by OPWDD to Care Coordination. This is due to a federal government requirement. As of July 1, 2018 MSC agencies will no longer provide this service since Care Coordination will be provided by Care Coordinators who will work for a Care Coordination Organization (CCO). Care Design NY (CDNY) will be the CCO in your region that The Arc of Dutchess along with many other Hudson Valley providers is choosing to partner with.

What does this mean? It means that CDNY plans to transition (hire) the MSC staff from your current agency to CDNY. All current MSC’s and their supervisors are going to be offered Care Coordination jobs with CDNY. They will continue to be based out of the same geographic area, and we hope that this will be a seamless transition where you can keep your current MSC as your Care Coordinator, if this is your preference.

How is Care Coordination different? Care Coordination is designed to enhance the current MSC service you currently have, not reduce it. It builds on the current MSC service to include the coordination of a person’s health services into the existing mix of OPWDD and other community based services.

CDNY has been created through a partnership of MSC agencies throughout New York State. We come together as agencies with a rich history of providing person-centered supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This will be done through regional hubs in your local area, so the supports will still be readily accessible to you in your own community.

Individuals with Disabilities and their Family Members/Advocates!

We are pleased to invite you to attend a meeting to learn more about the transition of MSC services to Care Coordination.  The meetings are sponsored by several Hudson Valley providers MSC agency and CareDesign NY, the new Care Coordination Organization that The Arc of Dutchess is affiliating with.

We are offering these meeting dates and times, so you can choose the one that works best for you. At the meeting we will do a brief presentation and allow lots of time to have all your questions answered.

See next page for meeting dates and times. Please join us!

 Monday, November 20, 2017, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Camp Venture Center, 230 NY-340, Sparkill

RSVP: Barbara Voellinger, bvoellinger@campventure.org 845-624-3861

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

HeartShare Day Hab, 159-05 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, Queens

RSVP:  Mary Scheulen, 718-422-3277 or mary.scheulen@heartshare.org

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:00pm-8:00pm
YAI, 460 W. 34th St., 12th Floor, New York, NY

RSVP: Sarah Mills, sarah.mills@yai.org

OR

Access: Supports for Living, 67 Windsor Highway, New Windsor

6:00pm-8:00pm

RSVP:  Allison Horan, ahoran@asfl.org or 845-673-7105

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Greystone Programs, Inc., 2070 Route 52, Building 330D, 2nd Floor, Hopewell Junction

RSVP: Amanda Nuccio, 845-451-5772 Ext. 120 or anuccio@greystoneprograms.org

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Arc of Ulster-Greene, 471 Albany Ave, Kingston

RSVP: Connie Creeden-Muller, Connie.Creeden-Muller@TheArcUG.org, 845-331-4300 x212

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:00pm- 8:00pm

The Arc of Rockland, 25 Hemlock Drive, Congers

RSVP: Anne Trovato, atrovato@rocklandarc.org, 845-267-2500 ext. 3279

Refreshments will be available.

The Arc Is Honored With the Spirit Award

On August 2, 2017 about 35 people from the Arc of Dutchess gathered on the Walkway Over the Hudson to Receive an award for the great “spirit” they showed during the 2017 Think Differntly Dash. The  enthusiasm, sportsmanship and general excitement of our team and moved the walkway staff to award this honor. We are thrilled to be recognized. in this way and thank the Walkway Over The Hudson for the award. AND We Thank County Executive for creating the Think Differntly Dash.

Our Staff With the banner and the award!

Think Differently About College!

The Arc Of Dutchess has partnered with Dutchess Community College to offer an authentic college experience for students with IDD who have graduated from high school.

Students selected can receive community hab or day hab supports from The Arc of Dutchess while they’re attending classes to help navigate their day.

Interested students should email the college (email address on the flyer linked below) if they want to be considered.

Click On The Link Below For More Information on How to Apply!

Think Ahead about College!

The Arc Sponsored a Chamber Non-Profit Event

The Arc Of Dutchess was proud to be a sponsor of the “Nonprofit Seminar – Constituent Data Management” seminar organized by the Nonprofit Committee of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce on July 18, 2017.

Vassar College’s Vice President for Computing &  Information Services and Chief Information Officer Michael G. Cato and rob Cohen, an independent consulant with Fit-4-Purpose  Solutions, Discussed the Challenges non profit organizations face with multiple data management options.

In today’s technology-driven world, managing an organization’s data is more important than ever to be able to effectively reach constituents, whether it’s for outreach, development, or simple updates. To better understand this issue, the Nonproffit Committee of the Chamber presented “Constituent Data Management: Options for Better Results for Your Organization.”

The complimentary seminar, co-chaired by the Arc of Dutchess and Ulster savings Bank, was held at ReStore of Habitat Dutchess, Located at 625 Dutchess Turnpike in Poughkeepsie.

Board Members Lorraine Costello & Sue Hoctor Welcome Seminar attendees
Lorriane Addresses The Group.

Linda G. Campbell Receives Award at Baseball Clinic at Dutchess Stadium

Linda G. Campbell Receives Award at Baseball Clinic at Dutchess Stadium

 

Linda Campbell from The Arc of Dutchess was the recipient of the Dave Clark Pulling Each Other Along Award. The award honors the notable contributions of those who have helped others achieve their dreams under exceptional circumstances.

Marc Molinaro along with the Hudson Valley Renegades invited young adults with special needs to participate in the Disability Dream and Do Baseball Camp Held on July 15th. Participants of every ability learned from professional players and coaches for a day filled with throwing, catching and hitting fun, and received a free shirt, hat, lunch and tickets to the Renegades game on Sunday, July 16th!

Marie Fitzmaurice And Linda G. Campbell

The Arc of Dutchess is Flying High!

The Arc of Dutchess was a proud sponsor of the Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 annual Balloon Festival on July 7th, 8th and 9th. The Festival was held at Barton Orchards. There were lots of family activities such as a petting zoo, hayrides, food trucks, a tap room, bakery and market, fire pits, corn hole, vendors, live music from great bands, helicopter rides and beautiful fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday nights.

Of course, the favorite highlights were still there: Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in hot air balloons throughout the weekend.

Tiffany and Dawn

And Speaking of rides check out the photos of Dawn and her support person Tiffany as they went skyward on a balloon ride!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many Thanks to all of the Balloonists, flight crews and especially to our friends of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce for a truly fun  filled weekend.