• Contact me so we can go over this information together to decide which information best suits your son or daughter:
    ~Do you have an OPWDD application filed?(www.opwdd.ny.gov)
    ~If your son/daughter is OPWDD eligible have we talked about the Employment Training Program for their last year of school? They can get paid while working with a job coach and continue one year after graduation. This opens up job opportunities for the future.
    ~Do you have a Care Manager?
    ~Are sheltered workshops a suitable option?
    ~Is a day habilitation appropriate?
    ~Are there social programs available?
    ~Is guardianship a possibility for the future?
    ~Have you looked into SSI?
    ~Medicaid waiver?
    ~Go to the BOCES website for career training. They have some special education programs. (www.dcboces.org/cti)
    ~In the last year of high school we can submit a ACCES-VR application. This provides supported employment opportunities that include transportation. (www.acces.nysed.gov/vr)
    ~Do you have the Transitioning Workshop schedule for this year? They are held at Dutchess BOCES. I will always forward any information I receive regarding these workshops. 
    After we have discussed all of this final plans will be made at the Annual Review.