New York State Office of People With Developmental Disabilities notified Assistant Executive Director Randi Rios-Castro that Opengate will be one of only 14 agencies state-wide to be part of the waiver program trial. The program is a funding mechanism that the state is likely to pursue.
Opengate CEO Brian Hulten commented, “We are honored to be among the few agencies to have been chosen based upon the stated requirement of having been ‘identified as exceeding quality standards.’ This opportunity also brings our agency directly into the Office of the Commissioner. We welcome the expanded exposure that this will bring Opengate. Additionally, it will provide us a platform to provide input on the state’s evolving funding methodologies.”
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