Supported Decision-Making New York

Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship A Special Information Session on Wednesday, April 27 Family members often believe that obtaining guardianship is the appropriate step for a loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD)....

DSP Advocacy Op-Ed by Robin Sharpless

Direct support professionals need wage increase By Robin Sharpless, Binghamton Press & Sun BulletinMonday, April 4, 2022 This year marks 19 years since my now 16-year-old daughter, Abby, was diagnosed with a high-level glioblastoma — a parent’s worst...

Know Your Rights: Choosing Healthcare Providers

Few relationships are held more sacred than the one between patient and doctor, and you have the right to choose the provider that is best for you. This is not just for your primary doctor, but patients’ rights also give you the right to choose when it comes to...

Jimmy Severino: Ithaca’s Superstar

By Emily Falco When you meet Jimmy Severino, it’s no surprise that he is known by many as “The Mayor of Ithaca.” His personality is magnetic and he has made many friends throughout the city over the years he has lived there. Above, Jimmy stands with Jessica...

The Fatal Five

What are the Fatal Five? The Fatal Five are the top five conditions linked to preventable health deterioration or death of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a caregiver, it is important to be aware of the fatal five, increase your knowledge...