Part-time or Full-time position: $15 – $17 per hour, commensurate with experience RESPONSIBLITIES: Researches and maintains well-organized, accurate, up-to-date, information on benefits, entitlements and community services. Provides benefits consultation and assists consumers, especially those with mental illness, in obtaining their entitlements. Provides individual advocacy services and/or peer advisement as needed. Empower consumers by exploring options, […]
Posted 6.25.2018 Job Summary: To serve as the Certified Ombudsman Intake and administrative specialist for the New York State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Region 4 (Putnam, Rockland, Westchester). Reports to : Ombudsman Program Director, Secondarily to Executive Director Office Location: WILC, White Plains, NY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Handles bulk of NYS Long Term Care […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, yet , to date, numerous businesses have still made no effort to remove access barriers. Michael Hellmann, the ADA specialist at Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), will discuss compliance guidelines under the ADA and what you can do if you are denied access to […]
Joe Bravo, the long term executive director of Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC) and Putnam Independent Living Services (PILS), will discuss the growth of the Independent Living Movement, and talk about his personal experience living life as a wheelchair user.
David C. Johnson discusses his personal experience living with Autism and how it is perceived by the general public and by individuals at different intersections of marginalized identity. Autism filicide, intersectionality, institutionalization, and the movement to “cure” autism will also be discussed.
Fran Wishnick has written a profoundly moving book about her son Craig, who at the age of 27 ended his own life after a lifetime struggle with Asperger’s Syndrome and mental illness. Not only is this book beautifully written, but it is deeply honest and provides a tremendous insight into Craig’s day to day perseverance. […]
Most people wouldn’t consider the ability to live independently in their own home and in their community, a civil right, but an option they can exercise freely. Geri Mariano will discuss some of the current challenges she is facing while trying to maintain her independence – in her own home and on her own terms […]
The Housing Resource Guide, for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Westchester County NY, was written to assist people with ASD-I/DD, their families and the people who provide support including professionals, providers and oversight agencies. Westchester Institute for Human Development Click here for the Housing Resource Guide for People […]
Westchester County has published this flyer listing local organizations offering events and Flyer for May is Mental Health Month 2018 Westchester Events
April 2018 – The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) today released the ONC Guide to Getting and Using your Health Records, a new online resource for individuals, patients, and caregivers. This new resource supports both the 21st Century Cures Act goal of empowering patients […]
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Public Comment open for draft NYS Transition Plan to better integrate services based on person-centered planning for people with developmental disabilities. Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) 1115 Waiver Transition Plan The New York State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), is […]
Port Chester train station elevator now open The Journal News 12.1.2017 After more than a year-and-a-half of pedestrian and traffic confusion downtown, construction on a new elevator and ramp that will make the Metro-North station permanently handicapped-accessible is nearing completion. Attention riders: a new elevator and handicap accessible ramp at the Port Chester Metro-North station are […]
Open enrollment for 2018 begins November 1. Enroll by December 15th for coverage starting January 1, 2018…
The NY ABLE Program allows New York State residents with disabilities to save money for their disability-related expenses without the risk of losing benefits from assistance programs like…