The system of supports for people with developmental disabilities has evolved over the years from an institution-based system to a community-based support system based on meeting the needs of each person. This evolution was brought about by the people that we support, their family members, providers and our staff all working together.
Managed care is the next step in this important evolution, strengthening the coordination of each person’s supports, ensuring quality and challenging providers to deliver outcomes by helping people achieve their goals.
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is holding the first of many public forums that will be hosted by our Regional Directors for people we support and their families across New York State to provide information and answer questions regarding our evolution to managed care. This is also an opportunity for you to tell us what matters most to you when it comes to your services.
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 public forum. The same information will be presented at all regional forums, regardless of location and date. These forums are intended for individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members. Separate forums will be made available to provider agencies and OPWDD staff.
You are cordially invited to attend the forum most convenient to your location
Representatives from the three CCO’s will be in attendance to answer questions.