For more information about our PWDD Services / Programs including eligibility requirements, call:

Day Services-Cayuga, Tompkins
Lee Sullivan, Program Director
315-258-9531 x209 (Auburn)
607-272-1741 x411 (Ithaca)

Residential Services-Cayuga
Renee Choiniere, Program Director
315-258-9531 x217

Residential Services-Tompkins
Amy Santobianco, Program Director
607-272-1741 x422

PWDD Support Services
Adam Santana, Director
315-258-9531 x202

Service Coordination
Cayuga, Tompkins, and Onondaga Counties
Consumer-driven and individually oriented service plans are based on comprehensive, personalized application, screening, and assessment process
Continuous advocacy for consumers' rights
Provide and coordinate necessary referrals
Ongoing maintenance and assessment of consumer service plan, including plan modification and enhancement as needed to best serve consumers
Flexible service coordination hours to accommodate consumers' schedules
24-hour emergency on-call system

Day Habilitation
Cayuga, Tompkins Counties
One-to-one interaction and group sessions with trained staff
Builds consumers' self-worth, independence, and life skills
Assists with volunteer jobs, transportation to and from programs, budgeting and purchasing, behavioral support, skill acquisition and development, health and nutrition, exercise, structured recreation and leisure activities, and community awareness and participation
Full or half-day service provided seven days a week
Auburn, NY after-hours Rec Center to develop socialization and recreation skills
Cayuga, Tompkins Counties

Supervised sites provide 24-hour support by trained staff; services include behavioral support, medication administration, assistance at medical appointments, nursing oversight, meal preparation, help w/nutrition and Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

At-home residential support community habilitation provides trained staff support directly in home
Supportive sites include 1-2 person apartments with general staff assistance provided three to seven times a week to maintain independent living skills

Respite available in Cayuga County only, 24-hour trained staff supervision


Individualized Support Services (ISS)

ISS (Individualized Support Services) is a program designed to help people live on their own rather than in an OPWDD-certified program or with other family members. ISS provides funding, which, in addition to an individual’s current income, helps to pay necessary bills. It can include start-up funds to assist with such things as security deposit, paying movers, and buying furniture and household goods. It can also be an ongoing contract to assist with monthly expenses.

For more information about ISS, please contact:
Adam Santana
Director of Support Services
315.253.6227 x202