If you feel like Southern Tier Connect is a resource that you or a loved one needs, you might find yourself in one of the following scenarios:
You have a child, or you are an individual who has just been diagnosed with a disability and doesn’t know where to start. The first step is The OPWDD Front Door. From this website, you can obtain contact information for all four OPWDD regions that Southern Tier Connect serves. More information about this process and a wealth of additional resources are available on OPWDD’s website. If you would like to speak with someone at Southern Tier Connect for further information about this process, please call our intake referral line at (607) 376-7526 x100 between the hours of 8-4 pm Monday-Friday.
You have been told by someone at OPWDD’s “Front Door” to look into the different CCOs in the area and would like some more information about us. Southern Tier Connect is unique- our approach focuses on our rural communities in 14 counties with resources spread far and wide. It is our privilege to connect the very best support to our clients. We will help facilitate your post-enrollment process with Southern Tier Connect. Call our intake referral line at (607)376- 7526 x110 or send us an email at email@example.com. We can help you through the eligibility process and provide a coordinated assessment called the IAM Assessment which will help determine the types of services and goals you or the person in your care would like to achieve both long and short-term. We will provide you with assistance through the entire process and once deemed eligible for services. Our Care Coordination Managers (or CCMS) will work with you on an ongoing monthly basis to make sure your needs are being met in all areas of your life so you can be the most healthy, happy, and independent person you can and want to be!
You or someone in your care is already eligible for OPWDD (Office of People With Developmental Disabilities) Services and are interested in switching their CCO (Care Coordination Organization). If you would like to make the switch to Southern Tier Connect, please contact our intake referral line at (607) 376-7526 x110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the process of joining Southern Tier Connect!