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    Programs that teach people who are affected by an issue the skills that are necessary to stand up for themselves; obtain the information, opportunities, respect and recognition to which they are entitled and the services for which they are eligible; and help them integrate into and become valued members of their communities.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvides an opportunity for those with cerebral palsy or developmental disabilities to meet and discuss the needs of those in the group, and find ways to advocate a solution for a single person or the group regarding physical, political, discriminatory or other obstacles in the community.ClintonCROSS ROADSCEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF THE NORTH COUNTRY
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesService Coordinators help people attain the highest quality of life and live as independently and productively as possible. They work in partnership with the person and/or family members to develop, implement and maintain an individual’s life plan. This life plan describes who the person is and his or her strengths, capacities, needs, valued outcomes and the supports and services he or she wants or needs to achieve these outcomes. The Service Coordinator is at the core of the advocacy and supports for each individual.FultonSERVICE COORDINATION PROGRAMLEXINGTON - FULTON COUNTY CHAPTER NYSARC
    Case/Care Management ServicesKee to Independent Growth provides service coordinators to assist their clientele with developmental disabilities (such as Intellectual Disability, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy) work with the New York State Department OPWDD. Some of the services are: maintaining a one-on-one relationship with the client to ensure personal missions are acknowledged and supported, working with Medicaid and Medicare to ensure billing and other related services are met, supporting individuals in finding ways to maintain independence and self-sufficiency, enrolling individuals in day programs, supportive employment, and other suitable events for daily enrichment, assisting individuals achieve short term and long term goals, and working closely with doctors, specialists, psychologists, and therapists to ensure the clients health needs and other essentials are met.SaratogaOPWDD SERVICE COORDINATIONKEE TO INDEPENDENT GROWTH
    Information/Referral ServicesProvides information and referrals to resources and services that can be accessed in surrounding communities for individuals with disabilities and their families. Also advocates in various ways to create, change or enhance the rights and services for those with disabilities.ClintonINFORMATION AND ADVOCACYNORTH COUNTRY CENTER FOR INDEPENDENCE
    Support ServicesProvides support to mental health recipients to ensure their rights are respected, and that they have input in all phases of treatment and planning, along with access to centers that offer recreational, social and educational opportunities.FultonCONSUMER INITIATIVESMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

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