Built upon a foundation of choice, strengthened by a healthy respect for human dignity, their purpose is to enrich lives with the right support, at the right time and in the right place. Services include recreational and social activities, independent living skills training, volunteer opportunities, integrated community involvement and routine health services.
Early Intervention is a program in which services are provided by Mountain Lake Services in conjunction with the Essex County Public Health Department to children between the ages of birth to three years.
Services are developed based on a multidisciplinary evaluation that is completed at the time of referral and are provided in a home-based environment. Services may include special instruction, speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy. The family and care providers are intimately involved in the service delivery to ensure that there is appropriate follow through.
Pre-school services are also available.
To be eligible for opportunities in the OPWDD HCBS Waiver, an individual must:
A person who is eligible and lives in NYS can request to be enrolled in the HCBS waiver by contacting the DDSO or a provider agency that serves the county in which the person lives.