Welcoming families to Self-Direction.
Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our participants.
Helping you navigate the complexities of Self-Direction.
A direct resource for support staff. Supporting you in the field.
Keeping you informed.
Self-Direction for a person with a developmental disability means being able to have real control over one's life. It is not a particular program or service. Self-Directed people have supports that are customized uniquely and specifically to that individual. Some people can clearly express their wishes and needs, and are able to make choices independently. Those who may need more assistance, can become Self-Directed by having family, guardians or trusted professionals help them choose how they want to spend their time and with whom.
Learn More About NY Self Determination Coalition at http://nyselfd.org/
Self-Direction allows me to pursue my specific interests. Staff support has allowed me to improve my musical ability. I have performed at many events and have a featured role in an upcoming TV documentary on the challenges of having special needs and finding employment. With the help of self-direction, I am on my way to achieving my dream of becoming a professional vocalist.
Self Direction for me means that I am able to do the things I want, which is working at my 2 jobs and planning regular social events with my friends. My staff make it possible for me to get around.
There is so many more things that I can do now than before I had Self direction. I feel supported at work because I have a job coach. I get to participate in many community events, classes and activities of my choosing . It has made my life so much better.
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Saturday evening, August 12th, Independent Support Services held its first ever “Night at the
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