iCircle Services - Supporting Individual Choice and Empowerment
September 2013

PROVIDER NETWORK NEWS

Issue #31

Message from the Board

Greetings! It is hard to believe that fall is in the air and kids are officially back to school!  We have had a busy summer as we continue to work on developing the framework for both the DISCO and MLTC plans for iCircle.  We have held three focus groups so far with families and individuals in Syracuse, Binghamton, and Rochester to gather valuable feedback about what will be important to them as we implement and manage a DISCO. We thank all those who have participated for sharing their thoughts, stories, and recommendations.   We have several more focus groups to go over the next three weeks and look forward to meeting with those individuals and families.

We continue to wait for OPWDD to release the final RFA and any new updates regarding the transition to managed care.  However, the momentum has not stopped across our region.   We are extremely proud of the continued collaboration among providers in our network and the innovation, creativity and communication has been impressive. 


Thank you for staying engaged and involved as we continue on this path.   We look forward to what the fall will bring.  We wish the best of luck to you for a great school year ahead.  

Reminder - Upcoming Conference

iCircle Services is proud to be a sponsor of the 2013 Statewide Conference of the New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL). NYAIL's 2013 Statewide Conference will be held September 10-11, 2013 at The Hilton Garden Inn & The Rensselaer Banquet and Conference Facility in Troy, New York.

To learn more about the conference, or to register, please visit the conference website.

Provider Spotlight: JM Murray Center

Established: 1966

Mission: Providing Individualized Services  for People with Disabilities or Other Barriers to Independence.    

Executive Director/CEO: Floyd Moon

Developmental Disability Services: Medicaid Service Coordination, Pre-Voc, Supported Employment, Day Habilitation, Community Habilitation, Long-Term Sheltered Employment, Assistive Technology, Family Support, Family Reimbursement, Family Recreation or Respite, Individual Support Services.  

Other Services: Student Work Supervision, Vocational Ttraining and Assessment, Ticket to Work, DSS Case Management, ACE (Assisted Competitive Employment), Pre-Employment and Employment Services.

Number of employees: 225

Number of Individuals Served: 1261

Coverage Area: Cortland, Cayuga, Tompkins, Broome, Onondaga, Oswego, Madison

Ages served: Currently serve 4 years + (no age limitations)

Provider Spotlight:

Verde View Equestrian Center

Established: 2011

Mission: To provide safe and exceptional quality Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies under the direction of certified instructors of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, located in a State of the Art Facility, serving upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania.    

Executive Director/CEO: Marissa Piccirilli

Developmental Disability Services: Individuals with any intellectual, emotional or physical disability from children through adulthood.

Other Services: Riding, Non Riding Programs, Reverse Inclusion Day Camps, Equine Facilitated Learning, On-site & Local Horse Shows, Peer-Peer Social Programs, Clinics, Volunteer Opportunities.

Number of employees: Two plus 77 Trained Volunteers.

Number of Individuals Served: 63 (currently at 1/4 of our capacity). 

Coverage Area: 15 Counties (VVEC is a destination!)

Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins.

Ages served: Therapeutic riding ages five and up; under five may qualify for Hippo Therapy services and Equine Facilitated Learning / Social Programs.

Thank you for your Support!

Sincerely,
iCircle Services

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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@icirclecny.org
Website: www.icirclecny.org


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