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HCBS Waiver Renewal WebEx Announced – Register Now!

HCBS Waiver Renewal WebEx Announced – Register Now!
On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, OPWDD will be hosting two WebEx sessions to provide an overview of the draft 1915 (c) Comprehensive HCBS Waiver Renewal 2014 agreement posted to our website on December 23rd, 2015.  The WebEx sessions will provide an overview of the draft renewal agreement and will outline the proposed changes.  The WebEx sessions are open to the public and we welcome all interested parties to participate.

Please register for one of the two WebEx sessions at the following OPWDD link:

Additional sessions will be scheduled if needed.

For your reference, WebEx instructions are attached.

WebEx Instructions

GROW – Advocacy Group Based in Westchester Co.

GROW is a parent and family run organization whose dedicated members have volunteered their time for over thirty years to advocate for a full range of support services to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

The following files give a complete picture of GROW: History, Position & Policy papers, and Brochure. Download Zip file & click to open: growpositionpapers

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The Purposes of GROW are:

*To advocate to enhance the quality of life of persons with developmental disabilities
*To provide support and information to parents and families of persons with developmental disabilities.
*To promote the expansion of community residential opportunities and enhanced services for those living at home.
*To advocate for adequate funding necessary to ensure quality of services provided for persons with developmental disabilities.


GROW NEWS September 2015

THE FUTURE OF OPWDD Many changes are on the horizon… Listen and Learn Legislators on the NY State Mental Hygiene Committee will engage in a panel discussion of topics such as: • Managed care • People First Waiver • Front Door • Residential options • Self-direction • Guardianship • Other concerns that you would like addressed Come to the GROW General Meeting Sunday, October 25, 2015 Brunch & Networking: 10:30 a.m. Meeting 11:00 a.m. At WIHD – Cedarwood Hall Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY