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Who We Are

Where to Find Us

Taconic Innovations has its main offices in Mount Vernon New York and Wappingers Falls New York with services ranging throughout the Hudson Valley Region and Bronx New York.

Our Offices:

872 Route 376
Wappingers Falls New York 12590

115 South MacQuesten Parkway
Mount Vernon New York 10550

25 Beachwood Avenue
Mount Vernon New York 10550

 

 

What We Do:

Community Habilitation Services and Supports:

Community Habilitation provides at-home services to the families of participants thereby supporting caregivers with the difficult task of raising a child with special needs. The service is provided anywhere from 3 to 20 hours a week.

Participants of all ages are eligible for this program as long as they qualify (Medicaid eligible, diagnosed developmental disability). This service allows participants to maximize their living skills while taking the opportunity to travel into the community. In the interim, caregivers are provided an opportunity to rest and refocus their priorities.

The services include but are not limited to:

  • Personal Grooming Skills
  • Domestic Skills
  • Meal Preparation
  • Social Skills
  • Money Management
  • Community Integration
  • Academic Skills
  • Transportation to some community activities

For more information please email Sandy@TaconicInnovations.com or Kenneth@TaconicInnovations.com

MEDICAID SERVICE COORDINATION

(MSC) is a Medicaid State Plan service licensed under the auspices of OPWDD, which assists persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Retardation in accessing the necessary support services appropriate for their individual needs. MSC is provided by qualified bilingual service coordinators dedicated to linking individuals and their families with the services and supports they wants and desires.

Taconic Innovations, Inc. Service Coordinators provide advocacy services with, Housing, SSI, Medicaid and Education. We use a person-centered planning approach in developing, implementing, and maintaining an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) with and for persons with disabilities.

Service Coordinators assist individuals to find services such as day programs, residential programs, medical services, and other essential supports to help alleviate problems and enhance their quality of life.
Service Coordinators provide assistance to individuals and families in a variety of areas, with some of the most common activities being:

  • Obtaining and maintaining Medicaid
  • Pursuing Wavier enrollment (often times to secure Medicaid for children)
  • Assistance and advocacy at Committee of Special Education (CSE) meetings
  • Linkage to summer camps (securing funding if needed)
  • Linkage to recreation services, for both children and adults
  • Applying for and maintaining benefits, such as SSI
  • Applying for Family Support Services (Family Reimbursement, Special Sitters, etc.)
  • Applying for NY State Park Access Pass (allowing free admission to state parks)
  • Assistance in transition to adult services (i.e. sheltered workshop, supported work, day habilitation)
  • Linkage to at-home supports (i.e. residential habilitation, hourly respite)
  • Assistance and guidance in obtaining and maintaining housing (i.e. applying for Section 8)
  • Pursuing guardianship
  • Exploring and securing residential placement
  • Pursuing funding for adaptive equipment and environmental modifications
  • Assisting individuals in exploring their personal interests (i.e. photography, dance, reading, etc.)

For more information contact:

Dr. John Ampah
Email: John@TaconicInnovations.com
Phone: 914-668-9041 ex 310

Email: Charles@TaconicInnovations.com
Phone: 845-296-1042 ex 307

 

Day Habilitation Program

Day Habilitation aims to provide an environment in which
participants may develop relationships, hobbies, and skills at their
own pace. Day Habilitation offers to participants the appropriate
means necessary to participate, recreate, integrate, contribute,
and to involve themselves in the community in which they live.
Day Habilitation offers choice for people with developmental
disabilities, because individualization is the key to a participant's
success in day habilitation. Participants are able to make long
lasting friendships with each other through the Day Hub Program.

Participants volunteer throughout the Hudson Valley region. They are
involved in community activities such as: shopping, dining,
bowling (for fun and Special Olympics), swimming at the local
YMCA and fishing. Program Participants like being able to choose, and
that's what it's all about. The participants shape the program, a
program full of nurturing, recreation and fulfillment. Day Habilitation
provides social inclusion among peers, interaction within the
community and a sense of self pride.

For more information contact:

Lourdes Liriano
Email: Luci@Taconicinnovations.Com

Kenneth Ochieng
Email: Kenneth@Taconicinnovations.Com

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DAY HABILITATION

The Supplemental Day Habilitation Program is a part-time service offering a variety of group and individual activities (based on a person's interests and desires) in the late afternoon and early evening, on weekdays including Saturdays and Sundays. Offered within our centers and the larger neighborhood, these activities offer participants life experiences to enhance independence and encourage their fuller participation in the community.

 This service is open to adults who live at home, or on their own. Service is provided in Mount Vernon, Peeskill and Wappinger’s fall sites.

For more information Contact: Kenneth Ochieng @845-296-1042 ex 315 or Kenneth@Taconicinnovations.Com  or Lourdes Liriano @ 914-668-9041 ex 316 or Luci@Taconicinnovations.Com

 

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

For people with autism and other developmental disabilities, a safe and secure home that provides dignity and self-respect. We provide residential services. Our residential staff is trained to administer the most beneficial care and to help all individuals with disabilities realize their dreams and goals

Our residential facilities provide a variety of options dependent upon the level of support and/or training needed by each individual. A person is eligible for services if s/he has a diagnosis of mental retardation and/or a developmental disability with accompanying adaptive or functional challenges.

Contact:
Blessing@Taconicinnovations.Com
Phone: 1-866-337-0578 ex 305


Respite Services and Supports:

We provide (In-Home) Services that intermittent or regularly scheduled, they non-medical care and/or supervision provided in the person's home. In-Home Respite services are support services which typically include:

  • Assisting the family members to enable a person with developmental disabilities to stay at home
  • Providing appropriate care and supervision to protect that person's safety in the absence of a family member(s);
  • Relieving family members from the constantly demanding responsibility of providing care; and
  • Attending to basic self-help needs and other activities that would ordinarily be performed by the family member

Contact:

Sandy Ali
Phone: 914-668-9041 ex 304
Sandy@TaconicInnovations.Com

 

Antoinette Perez
Phone: 845-296-1042 ex 311

Antoinette@TaconicInnovations.Com

 

Individualized Supports and Services (ISS)

This program provides financial support for individuals who desire to live in the community. In coordination with this service, residential habilitation staff ensures the necessary supports are in place to maximize independence. People receiving this service do not require intensive supervision; rather support services and periodic oversight. People in this program typically live alone or with friends or family in apartments in the community.
We have been creative in meeting the housing needs of individuals we support through the ISS Program.

Contact:

Blessing Oni-Eseleh
Phone: 866-337-0578 ex 305
Email: Blessing@TaconicInnovations.com

 

BRIDGE TO SUCCESS PROGRAM

Bridges to Success is a blended service of Day Habilitation and Pre-vocation, which allows the individual to receive the supports and services needed to help them achieve success in the environment of their choosing.

The program consists of training modules such as daily living, pre-vocational skill development, and health development. Individuals are provided with new opportunities and through this exposure, glean new skills.

The TI WEARS is a recycling program that collects used clothes.

Our aim is to eliminate clothing in landfills while helping to provide employment and opportunities for people with disabilities to work side by side with people without disability.

Contact:

Lourdes Liriano
Phone: 914-668-9041 ex 316

Luci@Taconicinnovations.Com