Category: Events

ISS makes two major announcements

It is with great excitement that Independent Support Services, Inc. presents two major advancements in the knowledge base of the Self-Direction model in New York.  The first is our long anticipated research project with the University of Minnesota Institute on Community Integration on the sustainability of Self-Direction when the Circle of Support is aging or […]

National plant a flower day

For National plant of flower day, we sponsored a flower planting activity, in which our participants enjoyed planting seeds that were sent to them. Here are a few photos to share this wonderful experience. We hope to show follow up photos, of the growth progress.

What we did during COVID

While regularly communicating with families and participants throughout the pandemic, Eileen Lohan, ISS Self Direction Coordinator found the one common interest that everyone inquired about was what others were doing and how they were handling the COVID situation. Eileen collected pictures and snippets sent in by participants and their families who wanted to share their […]

ISS Releases Self-Direction Documentary Trailer

Click on the view video link below using the password: ISS to get a sneak preview of this exciting upcoming Self-Direction documentary featuring ISS participants. view video

2019 Outstanding DSP Awards

Individual Award Top 10 Nominees $500 for each award recipient New this year! A DSP TEAM Award Top 3 Teams $500 for each DSP in your team (A team equals 3 or more DSP’s, with a maximum of up to $2,000.00 per team to be divided equally) All applications are due by July 1, 2019 […]

ISS and Sprout hosts its first Spring Film Festival

On Saturday, March 23rd, Independent Support Services in conjunction with Sprout hosted its first Spring Film Festival at the Hauppauge High School. The program consisted of 90 minutes of original, inspirational short flicks produced by and for individuals with disabilities. For those who could not attend, but would like to view these films, the link […]

Family Liaison- What’s new with the ISS Parent Council?

The 3rd ISS parent council meeting took place on Thursday, November 8.  Valuable input from parents and ISS resulted in a better understanding of some of the policies recently sent to our participants and families. A revised staff pay rate policy was sent out to address the concerns of families. It was obvious that there […]

Self-Direction Webinar for Individuals and Families

Below is the announcement and link for the 9/25 Self-Direction participant and family Webinar. Please note that registration will be limited to the first 1,000 people.  If you miss it there is a plan to make it available online. Self-Direction Webinar for Individuals and Families Hosted by OPWDD Division of Person-Centered Supports, Self-Direction Unit, Kate […]

NYSELFD – News Blast from OPWDD

OPWDD will be holding a Public hearing video conference at sites around the state to gather input for the Statewide Comprehensive Plan 2018-2022, on September 25th, from 3-7pm. Please read the attachment for more information! News Blast Sept 14, 2017