HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Long Island Select Healthcare brings together an expert team of board credentialed physicians, experienced dentists, psychologists, podiatrists and other health care professionals where they address the unique health care needs of each patient, supporting him/her in achieving health and wellness goals. LISH is licensed both as an Article 28 provider through the NYS Department of Health and as an Article 16 provider through the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.
Contact LISH as 631 439-4300.
The Children’s Center is in the forefront of Early Intervention, Preschool, and School Age programming, serving approximately 100 infants and children with disabilities annually. The Center uses a MOVE (Mobility Opportunity Via Education) philosophy and boasts other specialty programs, and assistive technology services. The Children's Center continues to introduce new and innovative programs designed to meet the needs of Long Island's children and their families.
Visit The Children's Center at www.thechildrenscenter-ucp.org
The Residential Program continues to grow with UCP of Long Island now owning and operating 31 homes, including two Children’s residences. Each home creates its own family and becomes an integral part of the local neighborhood. In addition, UCP of Long Island manages an accessible apartment complex in Central Islip for individuals who live independently. The complex is named in honor of one of the national founders of UCP, Nina Eaton.
Assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in accessing community information, connecting to needed services and supports, and providing advocacy for the purpose of empowering people with disabilities to achieve their personal goals, attain increased independence, and enjoy greater inclusion in the community. There are specific grants under Service Coordination to assist with obtaining Medicaid, provide limited financial assistance to live independently in the community, or assist an individual in funding home modifications and non-reimbursable disability related purchases.
THE SELF-ADVOCACY GROUPS
These groups unite people with disabilities seeking to enhance their input into government policies, perceptions and the services that affect them. The group addresses housing, legislation, employment and transportation issues and is affiliated with the NYS Self-Advocacy Association.
ADULT DAY PROGRAMS
Adult Day Treatment
This program is certified to provide 125 adults over 21 years of age with training and assists with the continuance of basic independent living skills through activities, such as exercise, pet therapy, art and music, social and recreation events, and appropriate community integration activities. Day Treatment is based upon a medical model of service delivery and operates under the auspices of the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.
Group Day Habilitation Services
Enhances the ability of participants to pursue an inclusive lifestyle by providing/promoting opportunities to become more involved, productive, and interactive within the community. Specific areas addressed through Day Habilitation are transportation, training in health related activities, development of appropriate social behaviors, communication skills including computer usage, health and personal care skills, housekeeping, and money management skills for meaningful integration into the community. Daily activities are chosen based upon each individual's interests and personal goals. These services operate under the auspices of the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Home Community Based Service Waiver.
Community Habilitation Services
Provides either individual or group services for persons with disabilities to acquire and maintain skills in the community. Previously known as At-Home-Residential Habilitation, and restricted to start and end in the home, community habilitation now can start and end in the community to maximize independent skills for the participating individuals. This service is under the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Home and Community Based Waiver Service, and the individuals who participate must maintain Medicaid.
The respite programs provide the caregivers of an individual with a developmental disability the opportunity for a brief respite. UCP of Long Island offers two Monday and Wednesday afternoon respite programs. One emphasizes art and the other focuses on athletic activities. There are also two respite programs offered on Saturday during the day. One emphasizes recreational and technology related activities such as Wii and Nintendo. The second has nursing support and is designed for individuals who may not be able to attend the other respite programs due to medical concerns.
The Vocational Rehabilitation Division
Enables adults with lifelong or acquired disabilities to receive employment-related services such as career assessment and counseling, work preparation, employment training, and job placement. A facility-based work experience opportunity, Package Pros Plus, at the UCP of Long Island Hauppauge site offers product assembly and packaging services at competitive prices, while providing employment opportunities to a number of individuals with disabilities. "The Employment Connection" provides employment-related services leading to competitive community employment for persons with disabilities. Click here for En Español. There are various funding streams with specific criteria for participation including referrals from the state vocational system and federal agencies, such as the "Ticket to Work" Social Security Administration program.
COMMUNITY PROGRAM CENTERS OF LONG ISLAND, INC.
Community Program Centers of Long Island, Inc. provides services to children and elders in an inter- generational setting at two locations. Day Haven Adult Day Services provides day care to frail older adults and those with Alzheimer's or related dementia; Early Discoveries Center provides day care/learning services to children 6 weeks to 5 years and school age care (children 6 - 12) after school and during the summer. The Children's Community Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive educational, health and nutrition, mental health and family development to children from birth to five years and to their families. This organization was founded more than 20 years ago and became an affiliate of UCP of Long Island in September 2001.
Visit CPC at www.cpclongisland.org.