Contact: Jay Kleinman 718-454-6940
Crisis Intervention: Short-term case management, referral and linkage provided to individuals with or without MSC. This service is generally M-F, 9-5.
In-Home Behavior Management: An ABSS goes into the home weekly for 1-2 hours to teach the parent behavior management strategies designed to reduce the frequency of challenging behaviors. A behavior plan is generated and then modified as required. Services average anywhere from 3-6 months, but that can vary depending on the needs. Available in Russian. Sessions are arranged at the family’s convenience and can be weekday or weekend.
In-Home and Travel Training (non-waiver): A habilitation specialist directly teaches the individual independent living and/or travel skills. Sessions are usually weekly, but in some instances can be more frequent.
Innovative Resources for Independence
Contact: Claudius Campos 646-372-5487, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crisis Intervention works with individuals as well as those who support them who have psychiatric, behavioral or situational conditions, which places them or others at risk.
This service is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, this program is designed to fill in the gaps of the traditional service delivery system. A crisis is an individualized need that varies from family to family. Situations can be as serious as the illness or death of a caregiver, support during medical appointments, or with behavioral challenges. The Crisis Intervention Team is comprised of Crisis Field Representatives that will help or assist families with a developmentally disabled family member living at home in Brooklyn, Queens the Bronx and in Nassau County. The Crisis Field Representative will meet with the family in their home to develop a plan that addresses the crisis.
The members of the crisis team work together with agencies, family, and individuals to help bring needed resources to the problem situation.
The goal of this short term service is to determine the supports needed to help individuals who are having a crisis, replace the old pattern of crisis behavior with socially appropriate actions and to alert and connect the necessary provider or natural support sources to the problem situation.
CRISIS Services Provided:
- Linkage and referral to ongoing services/supports
- Response to active crisis situations
- Behavioral Consultation
- Parent / Caregiver Training and Advocacy
- Proactive Crisis Supports during problematic times
- Medical Appointment Assistance
- Environmental modification recommendations 24/7
- CRISIS Hotline: 646-542-4643
Kew Gardens Multi Service Center – YAI
Jackie Nuňez 718-793-2182, ext. 231 (Spanish).
Eligibility Criteria: OPWDD eligibility (up-to-date psychological indicating ID/DD diagnosis, including adaptive scores, age-of-onset documentation) and the individual needs to live at home with family in Manhattan or Queens.
Short-Term Case Management: A case manager is assigned for each family and stays involved as long as their case is open with Crisis. When the individual does not have MSC, the case manager will assist with securing immediately-needed services and connecting with long-term case management/service coordination. In all cases, case manager can provide advocacy, referrals, etc. Case manager can also assist in obtaining OPWDD eligibility, if the individual has not yet been deemed eligible. No waitlist for this service. Case management for crisis is not available to individuals who receive MSC services.
In-Home Behavior Management: A 6-month, in-home intervention where a clinician visits the home for weekly 2-hour visits with the parent/caregiver. The clinician does an in-depth assessment (6-8 weeks) of the presenting behavioral issue, observes the individual at home and at school/day program, then conducts a 6-week parent training, which is based on a curriculum that YAI developed. The clinician and parent develop a behavior plan for the individual, and the clinician monitors the parent’s implementation of the plan. The parent is given materials and tools to help implement the plan, and the clinician provides recommendations in addition to the plan at the time of case closing. The clinician works with the parent/family, but does not work directly with the individual.
Crisis counseling: Short-term (generally 6-8 weeks), solution-focused crisis counseling, either in-home or in the office, depending on the individual. This service can be offered to either parents/caregivers or individuals themselves.
YAI does not provide “initial stabilization in acute crisis”
Services are provided Monday through Friday, though hours may be flexible.