January Update

Happy New Year! We’re revving our engines and are excited to begin the New Year by connecting bi-monthly with you! We plan to send out our newsletter every other month to keep you updated about the world of Self-Direction and In the Driver’s Seat. We’ve been working hard over the past 18 months to rejuvenate In the Driver’s Seat. Please visit us for upgrades and new additions:

  • Reconfigured and enhanced the Resource Directory to meet the needs of the regions and communities we currently serve in the Finger Lakes, and Western & Central NY
  • Overhauled and expanded First Gear, an introduction to the Self-Direction world
  • Redesigned Self-Direction Interactive Map
  • And lastly, we’re excited to share Connect – a private, secure online community developed by In The Driver’s Seat to “connect” (pun intended) each other to news, opportunities, and staff, 100% content related to Self-Direction, completely ad and spam free. Please take a minute to set up your profile and grow with us.

In the News:

Stay informed! End of Year Message from OPWDD Acting Commissioner Kerri Neifeld (Dec. 31, 2021)

Let’s hope! NY’s Home Care Workers And Families Plead for Wage Boost (Jan 11, 2022)

Good news for Texas. New apartment housing for people with disabilities funded by CVS (January 7, 2022)

Happening in NYS:

There’s still time to register for this FREE TRANSITION CONFERENCE! Jan. 19-21, 2022 – Three days, 50 sessions, all virtual. Brought to you by our friends at the Westchester Institute for Human Development Community Support Network, keynote presenters are Dan and Samuel Habib.   

Reflections on the World – photography and musings from David Hasbury. Enjoy!



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