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Family Support Services

Family Support Services, funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services (FSS), funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member. Many individuals who are diagnosed with a developmental disability require some form of care/assistance throughout their lifetime. When the individual lives at home with his/her family, the family may need support and assistance in caring for their loved one.

Support Services

  • Recreation activities
  • Hourly Respite
  • Family Reimbursement for approved items related to the individual’s diagnosis
  • Rest-pitality facilitates a weekend getaway for caregivers, as well as Respite for the individual with a developmental disability living at home and their siblings
  • Ride with Pride offers participants the opportunity to experience the benefits of recreational horseback riding
  • Information and referral

Population and Geographic Area Served

The FSS programs support individuals who have secured eligibility from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and live at home with a family member. Unless otherwise noted, FSS serves individuals in Chemung, Steuben, and Schuyler counties.

Contact

Family Support Services provides a variety of services, as well as some financial support to offset the cost of some approved items related to the diagnosis of an individual with a developmental disability living at home. For more information, contact:

Director, Family Support

Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-4502

Community and Habilitation Services

These programs provide various day programming and employment options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and support and service coordination for individuals that are Nursing Home-eligible or have traumatic brain injuries, in addition to behavioral health services for adults with mental illness and/or alcohol and substance abuse. Eligibility and type of assistance vary by service.

Adult Behavioral Health HCBS

Pathways, Inc. is an approved provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for adults in Steuben County.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation services are habilitation services that are provided to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities individually and with small groups.

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation services are habilitative services that are provided through group activities out of the person’s home. Day Habilitation services can assist individuals to acquire, retain or improve their self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills, such as communication, travel and adult interactions.

Employment Services

Employment Services provide supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to assist in obtaining and maintaining paid competitive jobs.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services, funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member.

Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Service Coordination

Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Service Coordinators have been supporting Nursing Home eligible individuals under the Department of Health’s Nursing Home Transition and Diversion program since 2008, and work in partnership with the individual to ensure that they receive the most appropriate supports based on their need and in the most integrated environment.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Support Services

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Nursing Home Transition & Diversion (NHTD) Support Services are provided under the guidance of the Department of Health and offer eligible individuals support both in their own home, as well as the community.

Traumatic Brain Injury Service Coordination

Traumatic Brain Injury (Traumatic Brain Injury) Service Coordinators have been supporting individuals with TBI through the Department of Health’s TBI Waiver program since 1995, and work in partnership with the individual to secure supports and services that will allow them to live as independently and productively as possible.