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New Medical Director for Opengate

Dr. Elizabeth Melnychuk approaches her position as Medical Director at Opengate with over 20 years of experience working with special needs adults. She received her doctorate in Osteopathy from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  During her many years

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Employee of the Month, November 2018

Congratulations to Aurelia Martinez for being selected the Employee of the Month

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Staff Shortage Increases as Crisis Looms

As a nation, we expect the very best care for our loved ones, however, those who are trusted to give that care are often invisible and underpaid. Not only agencies who serve those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are suffering hardships, but also affected are assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and child care centers who rely on DSPs for qualified care.

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SANYS Conference 2018

Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) hosts the annual statewide conference to allow self- advocating people with disabilities to come together to learn, network, and become motivated with new ideas.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP) Staffing Shortage Continues

According to the BFair2DirectCare recent advocacy report of 2017 data, the turnover and vacancy rate for DSPs is at a crisis level and continues to rise due to funding for a living wage increase.

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