Orange County NY DD Connection

Orange County NY DD Connection The community's resource for news, information, activities, and events, pertaining to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, educators, and providers
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Orange County Department of Mental Health's Developmental Disability Division is responsible for planning, development and coordination of services to support people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families. The division provides advocacy, mediation, information, outreach, education and training; it also manages the central point of access to services and supports delivered through The Developmental Disabilities Provider Network

A worthwhile presentation to attend. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Jo at 845-565-1162 extension 240
05/11/2016

A worthwhile presentation to attend. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to Jo at 845-565-1162 extension 240

Independent Living, Inc.
05/03/2016

Independent Living, Inc.

Independent Living, Inc.
12/19/2015

Independent Living, Inc.

Timeline Photos
11/15/2015

Timeline Photos

11/15/2015
www.orangecountynyddconnection.com

Updated Orange County Services Guide. 10/2015
http://www.orangecountynyddconnection.com/uploads/6/3/4/0/6340888/guide2015.pdf

Still room for those that want to attend. See you there.
10/05/2015

Still room for those that want to attend. See you there.

> Subject: Invite to SUNY Orange - Bridges Program for Special Needs Children>> I invite you to a meeting on Thursday Oc...
10/01/2014
SUNY Orange: Maps & Directions - Middletown Campus

> Subject: Invite to SUNY Orange - Bridges Program for Special Needs Children
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> I invite you to a meeting on Thursday October 9 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm to hear about a new program that SUNY Orange is developing called the Bridges Program. The meeting will be held at the Gilman Center, Library, Middletown Campus. The library is directly across from the Shepard Student Center on South Street and below is the link to campus directions/map for the Middletown Campus.
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> The Bridges Program is a program being developed by SUNY Orange at both its Newburgh and Middletown campuses to accommodate children with special needs that are either aging out from high school or are ready to graduate from high school, and are not likely due to their disabilities of successfully completing a 2 or 4 year college degree program, even with appropriate supports. The Bridges Program will fill a gap that doesn’t currently exist in the Hudson Valley.

The basis for the Bridges Program is to expose these children to college level courses in areas that they could successfully complete, with appropriate accommodations, but avoid subjects that would be impossible for each child, and expose them to college level academics, socialization and sports, and concentrated training and internships in the work place to bring students to the highest level of independence that each can achieve. The idea is to work together with organizations like Occupations, Inc. and the business community to combine a college level program, work experience and independent living skills to avoid the need to place these kids in group homes or other institutional type programs, because they have no alternative after High School.

We have already had two meetings – the first was a meeting to propose the idea to Dr. Bill Richards, President of SUNY Orange and the second was a presentation by his staff of their vision for the Bridges Program. The SUNY Orange staff is truly excited about this program, as am I, and are working to implement this program as soon as possible, with a planned starting date this year (if possible). The meeting on October 9 is a repeat of the 2nd meeting and is open to anyone that is interested in learning about this program - for their children, for children of friends or relatives, for educators and anyone that works with students with disabilities and for the business community to see how they can work together with us to make this program a success. According to Dr. Richards, some fundraising will be necessary – he anticipates that three years of start-up funding is needed and will thereafter be self-supporting, with tuition and some fundraising.

If you are interested in learning more about the SUNY Orange Bridges Program, please attend. If you know anyone that is interested, please pass along this message.

I look forward to seeing you on the 9th – if you plan to attend, please email me so I know how many to tell the College to expect.

http://www.sunyorange.edu/directions/middletown.shtml
Glen L. Heller [email protected]

Orange County Community College is a two-year institution of higher education established by the authority of the State of New York and sponsored by the County of Orange.

http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ny-start/FAQs
08/28/2014
NY START FAQs | OPWDD

http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/ny-start/FAQs

What is NY START? NY START is a pilot program that provides community-based crisis prevention and response services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. START stands for Systemic, Therapeutic Assessment, Resources and Treatment. “Systemic” means…

KnowBullying, a Bullying Prevention App by SAMHSA | SAMHSA.gov
08/15/2014
KnowBullying, a Bullying Prevention App by SAMHSA | SAMHSA.gov

KnowBullying, a Bullying Prevention App by SAMHSA | SAMHSA.gov

SAMHSA's Bullying Prevention App is a soon-to-be available mobile app that has simple conversation starters to begin a dialogue with your child. Research shows that spending at least 15 minutes a day speaking with your child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and provide reassurance…

GotTransition.org - Youth & Families
08/15/2014
GotTransition.org - Youth & Families

GotTransition.org - Youth & Families

Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families.

07/14/2014
Access: Supports For Living

Access: Supports For Living

There will be a Social Issues Support Group meeting on 7-30-14.
An opportunity for parents to discuss Social Issues for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Sponsored by CAPIS (Crisis Assessment Prevention and Intervention Services), a program of the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7 pm – 9 pm
Location: MHA in Orange County, 73 James P. Way, Middletown, NY 10940
Contact Natasha Tomlins to RSVP and for more Information at
(845)342-2400 Ext 254 or email at [email protected]

Come meet and speak with Jennifer Povill, LMSW
Jennifer Povill, LMSW, has worked with children, adolescents, and families throughout the life-span to develop and understand healthy coping mechanisms and communication patterns. Her education and experience has focused on empowering individuals and groups to consider their experiences,
perceptions, and goals with an aim toward maximizing their functional and inter-relational capacity. Her experience includes assisting children and adolescents, and their families, develop strategies to understand and manage behavioral health disruptions, and to navigate family transitions and changes.

Bullying and People with Developmental Disabilities. 
05/20/2014
Bullying and People with Developmental Disabilities. 

Bullying and People with Developmental Disabilities. 

Bullying and People with Developmental Disabilities The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is interested in finding out more about bullying and individuals with...

05/14/2014
Independent Living, Inc.

Electronics Recycling for General Public
Friday, May 16, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
at: Orange County Chamber of Commerce
30 Scott's Corners Drive
Montgomery, New York 12549
No pre-registration required

Electronics Recycling for General Public
Friday, May 16, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
at: Orange County Chamber of Commerce
30 Scott's Corners Drive
Montgomery, New York 12549
No pre-registration required

05/14/2014
Independent Living Inc

Independent Living Inc

Independent Living, Inc., Newburgh, NY, Middletown, NY, Monticello, NY #disability #advocates Doug Hovey

05/14/2014

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04/29/2014
Bricks 4 Kidz New Windsor, NY

Bricks 4 Kidz New Windsor, NY

It’s a Zoo at Bricks 4 Kidz! The Bricks 4 Kidz’ Amazing Animals Series delights kids who love creatures. Each week the Instructor will discuss fascinating and fun facts about the animal of the day. The animals to be discussed in this Series are the Kangaroo, the Seal, the Turkey and the Alligator. This Series also introduces students to geography, nature and the environment. Following the lesson, with the Instructor’s guidance, students will build from LEGO bricks a model of the animal discussed, and will have fun with the moving LEGO models. Each week the students will LOVE the Special Guest Creature Ambassadors that comes to celebrate the wonders of the Animal Kingdom. The live animals are courtesy of Everything Animals Resource Center. This Series also includes LEGO FREE PLAY time, an opportunity for students to build LEGO Creatures from their imagination.

This Amazing Animals Series consist of four Saturday classes—90minutes each; it starts Saturdays, May 3, and runs May 10, 17, and 24, from 11am to 12:30pm; Pizza lunch included.

This four class Series is $60 ($15each class) and a nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve seating and guarantee attendance.

Coupons and Discounts for this Series:

25% OFF when registering two or more Siblings—Use Coupon Code: 531DF0180974B

20% OFF to Patients of the New Windsor Pediatrics Practices—Use Coupon Code: 52EA7973BFF77

$5 OFF when paying in full/Advance—Use Coupon Code: 5359CF14C848A

The Siblings and Patients Discounts cannot be combined.

The Pay in Advance Discount can be used with the Siblings and the Patients Discounts.

B4K Class Discount Coupons welcomed; must be presented to receive the discount.

For assistance with registration call us at 845-562-2244

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30 Harriman Dr
Goshen, NY
10924

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