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CP of NYS supports DSRIP extension

Waiver would invest $8 billion in healthcare delivery system

The Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State recently submitted comments to the state Department of Health in support of a proposal to extend New York’s Medicaid Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) waiver years and seek an additional $8 billion in federal funding for continued support of health care transformation in the state.

In addition to supporting the waiver, CP recommends changes to the DSRIP process that would consider the concerns of I/DD providers.

“People with developmental and other significant disabilities and the agencies that support them were not prioritized in the first round of DSRIP,” wrote CP of NYS. “Various PPS initiatives included system supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but the amount of Medicaid funding for this high-need, high cost population has not been proportionately reflected in DSRIP activities across the state. Incentives, preferably requirements, must be strong enough to ensure value driven entities (VDE) include I/DD providers.”

CP’s comments also outline that much of the savings New York claims at the federal level is directly related to cuts the state has made to the I/DD system of providers. This has reduced the Medicaid dollars New York State has had to spend on I/DD services and has saved the federal government an estimated $4 billion over the past 10 years.

CP believes that DSRIP must address the inequities confronting the high needs group of people with disabilities.

“If we are to move to a more integrated, community of supports for people with disabilities, the regulatory and financial infrastructure needs to support and align with those goals.”

Click here to read the full comments.

 

Thank you for making the 2019 CP Conference a success!

Everyone who attends our annual conference has one thing in common: They make the lives of people with disabilities better!

This year, we welcomed more than 600 people from every corner of the state to the CP of NYS Annual Conference. They attended nearly 50 workshops, educational sessions, and meetings on issues important to people with disabilities, their families and the people and organizations that provide supports and services.

We recognized and thanked individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of developmental disabilities at our annual awards luncheon, annual awards dinner and the staff recognition banquet.

In addition to the many staff members at our affiliates who were honored, we also recognized the following individuals for their outstanding contributions to those in our care:

Paul Tudisco (ADAPT Community Network)
Al Felmet Achievement Award

Dr. Joseph Dutkowsky (CP of NYS Board of Directors)
Anthony J. Koenig Volunteer Service Award

Stephanie Knaust (Center for Disability Services)
John R. Horvath Award of Distinction

Jeanne Herbert (Inspire of Orange County)
Daniel Wieder Leadership Award

Muntezir “Monty” Bhanji / Stop & Shop (Queens CP)
Employer of the Year Award

Stephen Healy (AccessCNY)
Natalie Rogers Employee of the Year Award

Pieces of Heart Art Program (Upstate Cerebral Palsy)
Program Innovation Award

Ernestine Gayle (Empower)
Robert Schonhorn Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

Norman Biegaj (Olean Lodge #491)
Elks Award

Otis Armstrong Day Habilitation Program (The Center for Discovery)
2019 IMAGINE NY Art Contest Winner

Click here to see more photos from the conference on our Facebook page.

Looking for a session handout? Click here.

Deadline for National Historic Recognition Project is Dec. 15

This is a a call for nominations to recognize and archive the significant contributions of people who are engaged in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities over the period of 2000‐
2020.
This project is a follow up to a National Recognition Project that recognized 36 of the most significant contributors in the field in the 20th Century. Our intent is to create a web‐based archive highlighting the contributions of honorees for the 2000‐2020 period. We feel this effort is critical for the field and should establish a collection that future generations can utilize to build a strong understanding of what happened and who played a significant role. This project is all volunteer-driven and does not require a fee or contribution to apply or to be honored.

Recognition of honorees will include: (a) a certificate as a 2020 Honoree of the National Historic Preservation Project, (b) a lapel pin designating their honoree status, (c) inclusion in a press release, and (d) inclusion in a web‐based booklet describing the contributions of the honorees. Rather than holding a single award event, we are hopeful that these honorees will be recognized at the local, state, regional, or national settings they are most closely aligned with in their work.

The application for nominations can be found here. The nomination deadline is December 15, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.

Submit by mail: Ed Matthews, CEO, ADAPT Community Network, 80 Maiden Lane, New York, New York 10038
Submit via email: pgould@adaptcommunitynetwork.org

For more information, contact: Peg Gould, ADAPT Community Network, Chair at  pgould@adaptcommunitynetwork.org or text 917-226-4433

Charles Dieteman Collects Yet Another Honor

Elks/CP of NYS Home Service Ambassador named “WNY’s Great Kid” of the week by Buffalo TV station.

SEE THE STORY HERE

 

 

 

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CP Taught Her To Push Herself.

I think it’s really important to have long-term follow up of children with cerebral palsy.

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Healthcare professionals invited to Clinical Care Conference on Nov. 15

Healthcare professionals who provide services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities or are interested in doing so, should join CP of NYS and Medical Directors’ Council for the 2nd Annual Conference on Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Care for Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) on November 15 in Saratoga Springs.

This conference is perfect for physicians, dentists, clinicians, therapists, nurses, and administrators who would like to increase their clinical expertise in treating people with I/DD.

Dr. Stephen Sulkes

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Stephen Sulkes, who has provided primary care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in residential and community settings, and developmental-behavioral pediatric specialty care at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester. Dr. Sulkes will speak about gathering the data healthcare professionals need to provide the best possible care for people with disabilities. Read more about Dr. Sulkes and our other speakers here.

Topics of other sessions include Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration, Disuse-Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatment, Aging, Dementia, Down Syndrome, and more. Click here for the full schedule.

This informative conference will be held on November 15, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 86 Congress Street, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Cost is $100 for Nurses, Medical & Dental Residents, Students; $150 for Physicians, Dentists, Clinicians, and others.

Click here to register. 

The registration deadline is November 8 and seating is limited, so register soon!

Book a room at the Embassy Suites Hotel by October 25 to enjoy a special discounted rate.  (Don’t forget a tax-exempt form if applicable.)

Directions to the Clinical Care Conference:

From the South: Take the NYS Thruway (I-87 North) to Exit 24. Take the Adirondack Northway (I-87 North) to Exit 13N. Turn left off exit. In approximately 4 ½ miles, turn left onto Congress Street. Embassy Suites will be on the left.

From the North: Take Adirondack Northway (I-87 South) to Exit 13N. Take right at exit. In approximately 4 ½ miles, turn left onto Congress Street. Embassy Suites will be on the left.

From the East: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to NY Thruway. Take Exit B-1 (I-90 Bypass) to I-787 North for approximately 6 miles to Route 7 West for approximately 2 miles to Adirondack Northway (I-87). Take Exit 13N, turn left off exit. In approximately 4 ½ miles, turn left onto Congress Street. Embassy Suites will be on the left.

From the West: Take NYS Thruway (I-90 East) to Exit 24. Take Adirondack Northway (I-87 North) to Exit 13N. Turn left off exit. In approximately 4 ½ miles, turn left onto Congress Street. Embassy Suites will be on the left.

 

Air-powered Waterproof Wheelchair Developed for New Texas Water Park

“The potential to open opportunities for people with disabilities who need powered mobility to access splash parks, water parks, beaches or pools is transformative.”

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