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Over 30 Years of Service: Betty Gilbreth

Since 1985 Betty Gilbreth has been responsible for providing nutritional meals for the individuals at Opengate. After earning a Masters Degree in Nutrition, Betty answered a Penny Saver ad for the available position and began working one day a week planning menus for the main house with a community dining room where everyone ate meals together.

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Coordinated Assessment System (CAS) Explained

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has recently revamped their evaluation tool with the Coordinated Assessment System (CAS) designed to feel more like a conversation between the individual and those close to them to acquire the best possible information about the person and their specific needs.

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The Caregivers

Whether a family is taking care of a member with developmental or physical disabilities, a terminally ill loved one, or an elder with dementia there are commonalities which transcend the scope of a “normal” living condition. Of course, love overshadows

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Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) Explained

What is an Individualized Service Plan (ISP)? An Individualized Service Plan (ISP) is a written personal life plan. It is designed to be ever-changing, understandable and usable in helping each individual achieve their personalized valued outcomes. This plan is required by

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