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.

Emergency Room Follow Up Protocols

A focus for NYS OPWDD, NYS Department of Health, and Southern Tier Connect (STC) is proper and comprehensive follow-up and transitional care. As such, STC staff value providing support for individuals and their families after an emergency. For members who have opted...

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At STC, Our Members are More than Just a Number

Elizabeth Gomez and her son, Eliot, moved to Binghamton five years ago. They relocated from New York City to find a more affordable living situation and also to be closer to Elizabeth’s daughter while she attended college there. Eliot has special needs and qualified...

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On the Job with Roselyn Hathaway

Roselyn has some of the best qualities you can ask for in customer service—she’s quick on her feet, is friendly and personable, and is a hard, dedicated worker. Roselyn has held several jobs in the Otsego County area, starting as a cashier at the Great American in...

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When Chris Met Janet: A Love Story

There’s a saying that “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” and it certainly holds true for Chris and Janet Vance. Years ago, Chris lived in a group home on East Street in Oneonta, and Janet lived in a ladies-only home in West Oneonta. Janet and Chris met...

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Back to Work for Jason LeBeau!

Jason LeBeau has a big, radiant personality—he also has a work ethic to match. Jason is the longest-running employee at the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta NY, where he has worked as a custodian for 13 years. Early this May, he was able to return to work...

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Discovering the Big Reasons to Go Small

The Handelman Family’s Journey to Care Coordination in Upstate New York Suda Handelman grew up in Unadilla, New York. So when she and her husband, Mark, decided to move away from New York City to be closer to her father, there was no fear of experiencing culture...

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Exploring Employment & Volunteer Options

In this two-part series, eight agencies will present information on their programs, coverage areas, how they can help members find a paying job or volunteer position that is right for them, and how they can continue to support them after they sign on. Each agency will...

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