SKIP of New York

SKIP of NY Helps New York’s Sickest Children

Over 800,000 children in New York suffer from autism, developmental disabilities, birth defects or the effects of disabling accidents. SKIP (Sick Kids [Need] Involved People) acts as a free medical concierge, connecting children to the services and equipment they need to get well and live at home rather than in hospitals or institutions.

SKIP transforms the lives of the 5,000 medically vulnerable children it helps each year. And, in an average year, SKIP saves over $50 million in public expense.

The award-winning SKIP is the only 501(c)(3) of its kind in New York. Since its launch in 1983, it has helped over 25,000 children.

Please explore our website to learn more about what we do and whom we serve – the courageous children and their families who struggle each day to find a way forward.

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ALERT: Impending changes to OPWDD Medicaid Service Coordination program
  • ALERT: Impending changes to OPWDD Medicaid Service Coordination program

Join SKIP in raising our collective voices against these disruptive changes.

The New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is in the process of transitioning the care of individuals with I/DD to a new model called Coordinated Care Organizations which includes enrollment in Managed Care. These changes will affect you if your child is currently enrolled in Medicaid Coordination Services. Changes will be effective in July 2018. SKIP of New York alerted the families it serves and submitted comments to OPWDD. Read both documents, they are very important.

Letter to CCOs

Letter to Families

Jay S. Winuk
Winuk Communications, Inc.
845-277-1160 (direct)
914-523-3227 (cell)


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