Self-Direction 101 Training

The goal of this mandatory training is 3-fold:

  1. Provide a cursory overview of what it means to self-direct
  2. Advise of the support choices available under the OPWDD Self-Direction Methodology
  3. Guide the audience on navigating the process from initial authorization to successful implementation of a Self-Directed Plan

These trainings are held several times a month at various community locations throughout the region.

Self-Direction Training

OPWDD will be conducting Self-Direction training on the following dates/times and locations.

These training sessions are for Individuals and/or Family members who are participating in Self-Direction or are interested in learning about Self-Direction.

When: September 12th, 10am-12 pm

Where: Able2- 398 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845

Registration Contact: Terri Divens-Bruffey

Email:  divensbruffeyt@able-2.org

Phone: (607) 734-7107 x9328


When: September 15th, 5-7pm

Where: AIM Independent Living Center- 271 East First St., Corning, NY 14830

Registration Contact: Amanda Wylie 

Email: awylie@aimcil.com

Phone: 607-962-8225 X147  


When: September 15th, 6-8:30pm

Where: Heritage Christian Services 349 West Commercial St. Suite 2795, East Rochester NY 14445

Registration Contact: Elissa Burke

Email: eburke@HeritageChristianServices.org

Phone: (585) 340 – 2062


When: September 26, 2016 3-5 pm

Where: Ontario ARC, 3071 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua NY 14424

Registration Contact: Lynn White Sohn

Email: lsohn@ontarioarc.org,

Phone: 585-919-2125


When: October 12th, 10am-12 pm

Where: Able2- 1118 Charles St., Elmira, NY 14904

Registration Contact: Terri Divens-Bruffey:

Email-  divensbruffeyt@able-2.org

Phone – (607) 734-7107 x9328


When: October 13th, 2016, 1pm-3pm

Where: OPWDD, 620 Westfall RD, Rochester, NY 14620

Registration Contact: Anthony Arnitz

Email: anthony.j.arnitz@opwdd.ny.gov

Phone: (585) 461-8701


When: October 20th, 1-3pm

Where: 650 Baldwin St, Elmira, NY 14901

Registration Contact: Amanda Wylie 

Email: awylie@aimcil.com

Phone: 607-962-8225 X147  


When: November 9th, 2016 5-7 pm

Where: Monroe ARC, Lambert Campus  2657 West Henrietta Road

Registration Contact: Jessica Becker 

Email: jbecker@arcmonroe.org

Phone: 271-0660 ext 2222  


When: November 15th, 10am-12 pm

Where: Able2- 398 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY 14845

Registration Contact: Terri Divens-Bruffey:

Email-  divensbruffeyt@able-2.org


When: November 17th, 1-3pm

Where: AIM Independent Living Center- 271 East First St., Corning, NY 14830

Registration Contact: Amanda Wylie 

Email: awylie@aimcil.com

Phone: 607-962-8225 X147  


When: December 5, 2016 3-5 pm

Where: Ontario ARC, 3071 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua NY 14424

Registration Contact: Lynn White Sohn

Email: lsohn@ontarioarc.org,

Phone: 585-919-2125