Achieving Independence

Individuals with developmental disabilities have an exciting opportunity to achieve their maximum quality of life through the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) Program of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (CP Nassau)

Key Elements: More Choices and Flexibility

We recognize that each individual has their own special needs that require special attention.  The Service Coordinator works in partnership with each individual and his/her family to develop, implement and maintain an individualized service plan designed to meet the individual’s personal needs and goals.

The focus of MSC is to assist individuals to explore and achieve their unique desires such as having a home, a job, a circle of friends, enjoyable leisure activities, and obtaining various services and supports.

The ultimate goal of MSC is to assist every individual we work with to reach his/her fullest potential.

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You can depend on the Service Coordinators at CP Nassau

Our surveys consistently validate the high quality of services provided by the Service Coordinators at CP Nassau.  Similar words can be found though out the survey responses: kind, supportive, caring, wonderful, helpful, concerned, dependable, knowledgeable and resourceful, to name a few.  Service coordinators work hard to foster independence and growth.  A young woman currently receiving services proudly remarked, “My Service Coordinator helps me make decisions, she does not make them for me.”

Each individual and their family members and advocates can depend on their Service Coordinator for both scheduled visits and, as importantly, on an as needed basis.  We can meet you at your day program, your place of employment, your residence or the local coffee shop.  In the event of an emergency, CP Nassau Service Coordinators are available 24-hours a day.

 

Working as a team

Service Coordinators work with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals within ucpn as well as other providers to ensure all necessary resources are secured for the individuals we work with.  MSC also works in conjunction with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the local Long Island Developmental Disabilities Office (LIDDSO) to ensure that the highest quality of Service Coordination is always maintained.

Who may enroll

Medicaid-eligible individuals with developmental disabilities who do not reside in Intermediate Care or Long Term Care Facilities may apply for the ucpn Service Coordination Program.

HCBS Waiver Services

The ucpn Service Coordination is an approved provider of the HCBS waiver services.  The Home and Community Based Services Waiver for many of the individuals has been the key to successful living in the community:

  • Residential habilitation
  • Day habilitation
  • Respite services
  • Environmental modifications
  • Adaptive technologies

For more information about our program, please contact:
Katherine R. Caggiano
Supervisor of Medicaid Service Coordination
(516) 378-2000, ext. 410
Email: kcaggiano@ucpn.org