June 2013


Issue #21

Mark Your Calendar: Provider Meetings

Please join the iCircle Board of Directors for upcoming provider meetings. These meetings will offer important updates, so please mark your calendars to attend!
Rochester Region Provider Meeting
July 24, 2013
9:00  a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.
CDS Monarch
860 Hard Road
Webster, NY 14580
Syracuse Region Provider Meeting
August 2, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Onondaga Community Living
518 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13203
Southern Tier Region Provider Meeting
Southern Tier Independence Center
135 East Frederick Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
Please RSVP at info@icirclefl.org or by calling (585) 347-1616 or 1-855-775-3778.

Provider Spotlight: ARISE

Established: 1979

Mission: To work with people of all abilities to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate.       

Executive Director/CEO: Tom McKeown

Developmental Disability Services:    

  • Advocacy & Accessibility - Accessibility Resource Center, Advocacy & support groups, Home modification program, Medical equipment loan closet, Public accommodation assistance, Ramp construction assistance, Systems advocacy
  • Basic Needs & Assistance - Benefits advocacy, Consumer-directed personal assistance, Housing advocacy, Information & referral, Medical service coordination, Peer counseling, Respite services (after school respite and in-home respite)
  • Education, Employment & Skill Building - Education advocacy, Employment programs (ACCESS-VR Entry Services, Direct job placement, Enhanced supported employment, Supported employment), Habilitation programs (community hab and day hab), Independent living skills training
  • Health & Wellness - Breast health awareness and outreach, Health care advocacy
  • Recreation & Art - ARISE & Ski, ARISE at the Farm (therapeutic horseback riding, inclusive camps, recreation activities, school break camp), Social and support groups
  • UNIQUE Art & Literary Magazine

Other Services: We work with people who have any type of disability offering most or all of the above services, and also:

  • Basic Needs & Assistance - Regional oversight for NYS Medicaid Waiver (Nursing Home Transition & Diversion), Persons with traumatic brain injury, Veterans outreach program
  • Education, Employment and Skill Building - Literacy zone partnership
  • Health & Wellness - Outpatient mental health services, School-based mental health program, Therapy groups

Number of Employees: 600

Number of Individuals Served: 4,000+

Coverage Area: Onondaga, Oswego, Madison, primarily.  A few programs cover those and three additional counties

Ages Served: All

Provider Spotlight: Exceptional Family Resources

Established: Formed in 1974; Incorporated in 1976;  First service provided in 1978

Mission: Exceptional Family Resources (EFR) partners with individuals with disabilities and their families, providing services, information, advocacy and other supports to enhance lives and foster community acceptance.

Executive Director/CEO: David Wissink

Developmental Disability Services: Community Habilitation, Waiver Respite (4 different services), Non-Waiver Respite, Family Support Services (5 different services), MSC, Family Education and Training, Regional Office for North Central Region of Parent To Parent of New York State Supported Employment, Enhanced Supported Employment, Information and Referral/Advocacy (as part of this, we publish a bi-annual Resource Manual for DD services in Onondaga County)

Other Services: N/A

Number of Employees: 235

Number of Individuals Served: Over 500/year

Coverage Area: Mostly Onondaga County; North Central Region of Parent To Parent of NYS is 8 counties

Ages Served: All

Thank you for your Support!

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Mission: iCircle Services is a service portal where individuals with developmental disabilities and their families can self-direct, advocate, and secure the supports and services that best fit their needs. We are guided by individual choice, inclusion, diversity, cultural competence, respect, community, learning and empowerment for those we serve.

Vision: iCircle Services will establish a comprehensive, sustainable, trusted, and compassionate system of supports and services that will help empower families and individuals with developmental disabilities to promote their happiness, independence and inclusion as productive members of our community.

Contact Us:
Phone: 1-855-775-3778
Email: info@icirclefl.org
Website: www.icirclefl.org

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