OPWDD Visits Tradewinds
Kerry Delaney, Acting Commissioner of OPWDD along with her team, recently visited the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Tradewinds Children’s Residential Program. We were honored to have this visit and to share all the exciting research, evidence based practices, transition innovations and training happening in the program. Last year the school was designated a Center of Excellence by the State, and this was an opportunity to highlight what we were able to achieve and what lies ahead for the staff, students and families of Upstate Cerebral Palsy.
This Center of Excellence distinction recognizes the School Age Division, in partnership with The Center for Discovery (TCFD) and the Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), as a state leader for providing comprehensive residential and educational services for students with some of the most complex developmental disabilities. As part of this project, Upstate Cerebral Palsy staff, led by Dr. Erik Jacobson, Chief Psychologist, will contribute to a better understanding of students with developmental disabilities who also have co-occurring conditions like psychiatric, medical, physical, behavioral and sleep disorders. Additionally, Upstate Cerebral Palsy will assist in identifying the most effective residential and educational treatment strategies to advance the care of students with ASD and developmental disabilities for New York State and beyond.
For more information on the Centers of Excellence, please contact Nancy Seller, Senior Vice President of School Age Services, at (315) 798-4006, ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.