Friday, November 23, 2007

Medicaid Waiver: Manhattan Consumer Council

The Manhattan Consumer Council

For family members of persons with any developmental disability of any age... For consumers with developmental disabilities...

Join with other parents, siblings, grandparents, and consumers from all neighborhoods in Manhattan to build a better life for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Developmental disabilities include mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, learning disabilities, and neurological impairments.

Come and Be Empowered:

Learn about the many services that can help your family
Help us advise the state and city about needed services
Network with other family members and consumers
Advocate with us for more and better services

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Waiver!

Everybody's talking about it! But many people aren't really sure what the waiver is or how it can help their family member. Lois Gillman, director of community services of the local Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, will explain what the waiver is, what services are available through the waiver, and how you can get them. Lois will unravel the mystery of waiver and answer all your questions!

Join us at our next meeting:
December 6, 2007
75 Morton Street
New York, New York 10014
10 AM to Noon

In case of bad weather call 212-273-6376 after 8:30 AM to see if the meeting is cancelled.

For further information, call Margaret Puddington, chairperson, at 212-799-2042

Turning 5 Orientations for 2008

The NYC Department of Education is holding orientation fairs for parents of children with disabilities who will be turning 5 this year and attending kindergarten in 2008-09. Schedule available at

If you attend, please send me a report, or use the comments to do so.