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.

Prepaid Funeral Planning Webinar

This webinar will answer your questions about prepaid funeral planning, which includes pre-planning expanses and what the benefits of pre-planning are. This is also a great first step in discussing your celebration of life arrangements and guaranteeing that your...

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Get There Transportation Webinar

Provides individual and group travel training. They also provide assistance for eligible individuals who need transportation to healthcare appointments, transportation to employment services and training on how to use public transportation. Serves: Broome, Chenango,...

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Genesight Webinar

Gain insight on how genetics may impact medications. Results can inform your doctor about how you may break down or respond to certain medications commonly prescribed to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD and other psychiatric conditions.  

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Public Housing/Section 8 Webinar

Learn why Section 8 and public housing are so important! Section 8 is a rental subsidy program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to help low-income, single people and families pay their rent, thus allowing them to live in safe,...

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Springbrook Pooled Trust Webinar

WHAT IS A POOLED TRUST? A pooled trust is a type of special needs trust established by a non-profit for the benefit of people with disabilities. A trust is a legal arrangement in which a person (the trustee) owns property in the name of one or more beneficiaries....

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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)....

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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 nightmare....

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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...

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