News and Events

Southern Tier Connect is where you are; we are committed to coordinating the highest quality supports and services for the individuals and families of our beautiful region of New York. With offices located throughout the Southern Tier, we are pleased to offer news and events that will bring us closer to the individuals and families we serve.

Alive With Autism Walk – Sunday, April 28

Alive With Autism Walk – Sunday, April 28

Southern Tier Connect is proud to share an upcoming event with our families and friends! Please read the following message from Lori Martin, President of Alive With Autism Alive With Autism is a not for profit organization supporting families who are affected by...

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Promoting Your Child’s Voice Through Choice

Promoting Your Child’s Voice Through Choice

This month, our guest contributor is Vanessa Moschak. Vanessa’s career has been centered on supporting students with special education needs. Vanessa was a speech-language pathologist for almost a decade before transitioning to the role of...

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Intake and Eligibilty with Southern Tier Connect

Intake and Eligibilty with Southern Tier Connect

Navigating the landscape of gaining supports and services for yourself or a loved one can be an exciting and overwhelming undertaking. The process begins with determining if you are eligible for services through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities...

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Honorary Deputy Follows Dream to Better his Community

Honorary Deputy Follows Dream to Better his Community

Southern Tier Connect’s approach to care coordination is personal. Each Care Coordination Manager (CCM) is committed to partnering with a person and their family to enable them to achieve their goals and dreams ‑ whatever they are. In this...

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Special Olympics Offers Structure and Opportunity

Special Olympics Offers Structure and Opportunity

We are pleased to bring you another in our series of blog posts from family and friends of Southern Tier Connect. Kathy Jo Szabelski, the author of this post, was married July 26, 1997, to her husband Pete, with their son, Michael coming soon after in 1998. Pete...

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As Young Adults Transition, 8 Important Pieces of Advice

As Young Adults Transition, 8 Important Pieces of Advice

When planning for the transition of your young adult with developmental disabilities to an adult with disabilities, their world and yours is about to change. It is a passage from being at a school where services were inclusive to a world where services can potentially come from multiple agencies and require more travel, more staff, and more planning. This can…

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5 Helpful Tips for Transitioning Back-to-School Time

5 Helpful Tips for Transitioning Back-to-School Time

We are proud to introduce a new feature to our website; a spotlight blog, with input from staff, families, and leading experts who can offer advice and news to Southern Tier Connect Families. Our first entry is from Parent Advisory Council Member Melissa Marietta. She...

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Southern Tier Connect to Host Open Forum

Southern Tier Connect to Host Open Forum

Southern Tier Connect to Host Open Forum for Clients, Families.   Oneonta, NY: Southern Tier Connect, New York’s small, local Care Coordination Organization, will host an open forum on August 22 at Springbrook’s Community Campus in Oneonta, New York. This forum—which...

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