Frequently Asked Questions

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Clinicians

 

Yes.  Our Family Support Services include Reimbursement Voucher Services, case management options, Public Education, and Medicaid Service Coordination.

To provide comprehensive, accessible health and human services in the counties of Northern New York and to offer services to people of all income levels with a special commitment to low income, medically underserved individuals, and people with disabilities.

Family Members

We have three residental placement options available.  They are Supportive Apartments, Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA), and Individualized Service Environments (ISE).

Cerebral Palsy is a neuromuscular disability resulting from damage to the central nervous system. This damage can occur at any time, but usually takes place before, during, or shortly after birth. The primary effect of cerebral palsy is an inability to control motor function, particularly muscle control and coordination.

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

 

Yes.  Our Family Support Services include Reimbursement Voucher Services, case management options, Public Education, and Medicaid Service Coordination.

 

We provide Day Habilitation and Residential Habilitation, Respite, Family Education and Training, and Plan of Care Support Services.

 

After Medicaid eligibility is established, the Department of Social Services (DSS) makes the determination based upon a home / nursing assessment, and doctor's orders.

There are many things you can do to help. Click here to learn more.

To provide comprehensive, accessible health and human services in the counties of Northern New York and to offer services to people of all income levels with a special commitment to low income, medically underserved individuals, and people with disabilities.

Patients

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

To provide comprehensive, accessible health and human services in the counties of Northern New York and to offer services to people of all income levels with a special commitment to low income, medically underserved individuals, and people with disabilities.

Seeking Services

Many of our health services are open to the public; not just to individuals with a disability. For more information about health services contact the CP Family Health Care Center in your county.

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For information about all other services contact Shelli Prespare-Weston at 315-386-1156.

We have three residental placement options available.  They are Supportive Apartments, Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA), and Individualized Service Environments (ISE).

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

 

Yes.  Our Family Support Services include Reimbursement Voucher Services, case management options, Public Education, and Medicaid Service Coordination.

 

We provide Day Habilitation and Residential Habilitation, Respite, Family Education and Training, and Plan of Care Support Services.

 

To provide comprehensive, accessible health and human services in the counties of Northern New York and to offer services to people of all income levels with a special commitment to low income, medically underserved individuals, and people with disabilities.

Agency-wide Pages

We have three residental placement options available.  They are Supportive Apartments, Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA), and Individualized Service Environments (ISE).

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

 

There are many things you can do to help. Click here to learn more.

To provide comprehensive, accessible health and human services in the counties of Northern New York and to offer services to people of all income levels with a special commitment to low income, medically underserved individuals, and people with disabilities.

CDPAP

Do you qualify for home care and wish to remain in your own home? Would you like more control over the support services you receive? Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program or CDPAP can offer you this opportunity.

This program, which is coordinated by the Departments of Social Services of St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Franklin counties, is designed to enable the independent person with a disability more participation in the selection and management of their home care.

No, you need to be eligible for Medicaid to participate in the program.

Part time 30 -37 hours, full time 37.5 - 40 hours, per diem under 30 hours

A Personal Assistant cannot be: you, a father, mother, husband or wife. (Or any other relative that lives with you unless they only live with you because of the amount of assistance you need.)

After Medicaid eligibility is established, the Department of Social Services (DSS) makes the determination based upon a home / nursing assessment, and doctor's orders.

Community Health Center of the North Country

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

There are many things you can do to help. Click here to learn more.

To provide comprehensive, accessible health and human services in the counties of Northern New York and to offer services to people of all income levels with a special commitment to low income, medically underserved individuals, and people with disabilities.

Community Living Opportunities and Services

We have three residental placement options available.  They are Supportive Apartments, Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA), and Individualized Service Environments (ISE).

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

 

Yes.  Our Family Support Services include Reimbursement Voucher Services, case management options, Public Education, and Medicaid Service Coordination.

We provide Day Habilitation and Residential Habilitation, Respite, Family Education and Training, and Plan of Care Support Services.

 

Family Services

Cerebral Palsy is a neuromuscular disability resulting from damage to the central nervous system. This damage can occur at any time, but usually takes place before, during, or shortly after birth. The primary effect of cerebral palsy is an inability to control motor function, particularly muscle control and coordination.

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

 

Yes.  Our Family Support Services include Reimbursement Voucher Services, case management options, Public Education, and Medicaid Service Coordination.

 

We provide Day Habilitation and Residential Habilitation, Respite, Family Education and Training, and Plan of Care Support Services.

 

There are many things you can do to help. Click here to learn more.

Outdoor Recreation

The Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, Jim Williams, is certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aide and CPR, Small Craft Safety for Canoes and Basic Water Rescue, is certified as a Wilderness First Responder, and is an American Canoe Association Canoe Instructor with training in Adaptive Paddling.

Our eligibility guidelines indicate a participant needs to be 18 years old or have the permission from their parent or guardian.

We hope to get each participant out 2-3 times a season, this will be in addition to individual and group orientations and an in the water practice.

Not necessarily. Personal Floatation Devices ( PFDs) will be worn in and around water at all times, but participants should know how to float with a PFD and know how to hold their breath for a short period of time while in the water.

 

 

How you can help

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Services

Cerebral Palsy is a neuromuscular disability resulting from damage to the central nervous system. This damage can occur at any time, but usually takes place before, during, or shortly after birth. The primary effect of cerebral palsy is an inability to control motor function, particularly muscle control and coordination.

No.  We provide Family Services and Community Living Services and Opportunities to individuals with a broad range of diagnosis; including CP and other disabilities with similar service needs.  For information on eligibility, contact Shelli Prespare Weston at

 

Yes.  Our Family Support Services include Reimbursement Voucher Services, case management options, Public Education, and Medicaid Service Coordination.

 

We provide Day Habilitation and Residential Habilitation, Respite, Family Education and Training, and Plan of Care Support Services.

 

No, you need to be eligible for Medicaid to participate in the program.

Part time 30 -37 hours, full time 37.5 - 40 hours, per diem under 30 hours

A Personal Assistant cannot be: you, a father, mother, husband or wife. (Or any other relative that lives with you unless they only live with you because of the amount of assistance you need.)

After Medicaid eligibility is established, the Department of Social Services (DSS) makes the determination based upon a home / nursing assessment, and doctor's orders.