Health & Clinical Committee Meeting
Mar 15 @ 9:15 am

Marissa Corio is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Health & Clinical Committee Meeting
Time: Mar 15, 2023 09:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Self Direction Committee Meeting
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am

Come join the Self-Direction Committee on March 15th, 2023  @ 10AM to learn how you can build and maintain a strong Circle of Support Team! 

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Do you want more information about the SIDDC, please review our website SIDDC 

Make sure to become a member to get updated information about OPWDD services.

Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
March General Council Meeting
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

SIDDC Community Outreach Committee Meeting – March
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am
Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am

At Adapt Community Network’s next free webinar “Sensory Smart Strategies for Real-Life Challenges” TuesdayMarch 21st from 10 am –11:30 am Lindsey Biel noted occupational therapist and author will answer questions and teach strategies to deal with sensory challenges that impact how students function at home, in school or in the community.  Spanish and Mandarin translation will be provided.   The flyer in English, Spanish and Chinese is attached. Registration is required 

To register please click on to attend this workshop. You will receive confirmation informing you that registration is complete.   If there is an issue with the link, please copy and paste it into your browser or email or call (718) 436-7979 Ext. 704.  

CP Unlimited Wheel Chair Cleaning @ Cora Hoffman Center
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Expanding Access to Genetic Services Day 2
Mar 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Residential Placement Support Group
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm
Are you considering residential placement for your family member? Parent to Parent of New York State hosts a Parent Discussion Group facilitated by Regional Coordinator Sharon Linne for families with children and adults of all ages who are considering placement in a residential school, a group home, or other setting. 

Our next Zoom discussion group meets on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:00 pm.

 To register, visit–ppzkiGdLNb3pg51CS4TfR1hFcibfp


Disability Rights of New York – Transitioning from High School to Adulthood
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Transition Training
From High School to Adulthood
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The end of school can be a challenging time for students in special education and their loved ones. In this training, we will go over what that transition looks like, and will work to develop some tools to assist caregivers in navigating it. Join us for a demystifying discussion about this often-feared process. Presented by:
John Clausson, Wildwood School
John Clausson is the Young Adult Program Coordinator at Wildwood School, where he supervises the Transition Readiness Department. With a deep commitment to supporting students with disabilities, John has dedicated his career to facilitating the transition process. He brings extensive experience from his work in OPWDD day services and the school environment as a social worker. Through these experiences, John has gained a nuanced understanding of the challenges students with different abilities face in transitioning after school and has developed effective strategies for preparing them for post-secondary success.
Sheri Gaylord, Wildwood Programs
Sheri Gaylord joined Wildwood Programs in 2014 as an Educational Resource Specialist working with families and community partners, helping them to understand the special education process, the educational rights of students, and how to foster collaborative working relationships with school teams. In her current role as the School Age Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center Director, Sheri’s work with parents, families, school districts, and community partners focuses on promoting meaningful change within the educational system, building collaborative and meaningful family-school-community relationships, and improving outcomes for students with disabilities. Sheri has spent the last 21 years navigating disability-related systems and advocating for her children, ensuring they received appropriate services.
All trainings will have closed captioning. ASL interpretation available upon request.
Need additional information or any accommodations? Contact Helen Hellmuth at DRNY. or 518.860.8158