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Jordan Jankus, Coordinator of Person-Centered & Cognitive Supports at Arc of Westchester, joins Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., to discuss Arc of Westchester’s remote services at this time, personal technology and smart phone updates, utilizing apps for people with special needs, and, helping people with cognitive disabilities find person-centered technology solutions during COVID-19.

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Significant Changes To New York State Medicaid

By Brian L. Miller, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature quietly made significant changes to New York’s Medicaid rules, making it harder for New Yorkers to obtain Medicaid benefits for long-term care. The changes to New York State’s Medicaid program include the following: 30 month Look-back for Community Medicaid. Community Medicaid, the program which provides care for …

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By Marion M. Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP The Office of People with Developmental Disabilities  (OPWDD) as of March 17, 2020, has issued a Memorandum  directing  the temporary suspension of services at all Day Habilitation, Day Treatment, and Prevocational Services across New York State. OPWDD has asked providers of day program services to provide alternative programming for families who will be negatively affected by the suspension of services. Additional Guidance  is available …

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Littman Krooks Modified Work Arrangements

The top priority of Littman Krooks LLP has always been to deliver superior service to our clients. To continue to do this in the current environment, we are taking every precaution possible to protect the health and safety of our team, their families, and our clients given the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, in step with much of the rest of the country, as of the end of business today, March …

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Ten Tips for New York Families in the Wake of the Coronavirus

By Marion Walsh, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP We at Littman Krooks know how challenging this time is for families. New York, along with Washington State, leads the U.S. in cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The pandemic will strain public resources and services for all. We do not have all the answers, as current events are unfolding, but provide information and assurance for families. We know that school closures are occurring everywhere, …

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A Message to Our Clients and Our Littman Krooks Family

Dear Client and Friends,  At Littman Krooks, the health and safety of our clients and staff is our highest priority. We pride ourselves on exemplary and individualized services to our clients. We are writing to provide you with the steps that we are taking to protect you and our staff against the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19). We understand the paramount importance of these tasks, as we serve many elderly …

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Uniting the Talents of Dancers (with and without disabilities)

Mary Verdi-Fletcher, founder of the Dancing Wheels Company joins us to discuss what defines a dancer, uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities and equal access in the world of dance and using performances to enhance public awareness of disability issues to promote social change in the field of arts and beyond. [POWERPRESS]

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Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman discusses the history of the Special Olympics, training clubs, coaches, competitions, and opportunities for player and athlete development. Stacey also discusses expanding unified sports, unified champion schools and taking inclusion to new levels within schools and breaking down barriers that exist within sports and students for the next generation of athletes.

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Adaptive sports allow the necessary modifications for people with disabilities to participate in sports at a recreational or competitive level. On this episode, Eileen Andreassi, Director of Recreational Therapy and Adaptive Sports at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital discusses the benefits of adaptive sports and recreation in rehabilitation and the growing field of therapeutic recreation.

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