SKIP of New York

Enrollment Information

The SKIP of New York Enrollment Department assists individuals and/or families through the initial eligibility and enrollment application process into Care at Home or Medicaid Service Coordination, at no cost to the individual and their families.

Each family is assigned an Enrollment Coordinator who serves as their advocate and who assists by navigating state agencies and non-profit provider agencies to help identify the services the child needs.

If you have a child with special needs in New York and need help navigating the health delivery system to get what your child needs to live at home, please contact us. SKIP finds a way over hurdles to chart a way forward for you, your child and your family. To SKIP, “no” is merely a starting point. We never turn a child away and we do not charge for our services.

SKIP is a lifeline for families at the end of their rope, providing the hope and real help they need to put their lives together and move forward. To start the enrollment process, please email or call us at 212-268-5999.

Services Provided

SKIP has over 150 dedicated Case Managers in five locations: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Painted Post and Port Jefferson. Through service coordination, advocacy and hands-on problem solving, this compassionate team will work with you to get your child the services he or she needs. SKIP consistently receives superior ratings for its casework, responsiveness and qualifications.

SKIP is authorized by New York State to provide the following services:

  • Early Intervention (EI): Coordinates treatment for developmental delays in children 0-3 years of age.
  • Care at Home (CAH): Provides medical and related services to physically disabled children (18 years and under) to allow them to live in their own homes with their families.
  • Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC): Case management services for developmentally disabled children and adults. A “person-centered” planning process is used to create individualized plans that effectively address a child’s needs.
  • Home & Community-Based Services Waiver (HCBS): Provides opportunities for medically fragile children to receive needed services in their own homes or communities. SKIP is an authorized provider of several HCBS services including:
    • Family Education and Training (FET) – Education and training for caregivers of children under the age of 18 who are enrolled in the HCBS Waiver. The purpose is to provide the family with knowledge and skills to enhance their ability to make informed decisions regarding the care of their developmentally disabled child. Learn more about FET.
    • Community Habilitation (Commhab) – Works collaboratively to develop individualized plans with the overall goal of increasing skills to allow a person to ultimately live in the least restrictive setting. For example, community habilitation plans might focus on skill building in daily living activities, community integration, socialization, communication, travel training, etc.
    • Hourly Respite – Temporary relief for families or other caregivers of people with developmental disabilities. Respite is intended to allow families time for errands, ‘time off’, and other planned activities.

SKIP also hosts monthly OPWDD Front Door Information Sessions. For a full schedule through the end of the year click here

 

Call us at (212) 268-5999 or email us at info@skipofny.org if you need our help accessing the services your child needs.