Bx. Family Support Advisory Council

BRONX FAMILY SUPPORT

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Mission Statement:
To work collaboratively with the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to represent the needs of all people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Bronx County. The BFSAC provides the forum to engage in and influence the development of Family Support Services and the allocation of resources. The BFSAC works with OPWDD to evaluate existing services, to plan for future family support services and then to prioritize and recommend services to be funded.

The Bronx Family Support Advisory Council is made up of family members of developmentally disabled individuals and self-advocates (persons with developmental disabilities).  Members of the Council also serve as representatives of all persons with developmental disabilities and their families in the Bronx.

Council members are involved as follows:

1) conduct agency site visits

2) evaluate family support services

3) develop family reimbursement guideline

4) participate in writing of annual priorities for family support

5) review request for proposals and participate in the selection of programs to be funded.

Please join the Metro New York  Bronx Family Support Advisory Council and make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. “Persons with developmental disabilities and their families can best determine the services they need and how these services should be provided.”

Chairperson: 

Tina Veale: 718-654-5513

 Email:  Bxfsac@gmail.com

 

BFSAC Calendar 2017-2018

September 18, 2017

October23, 2017

November 20, 2017

December 18, 2017

2018

January 22, 2018

February 26, 2018

March 19, 2018

April 16, 2018

May11, 2018

June 4, 2018

***** All meetings are  held on the Third Monday except October, January, February, April and June

Meetings are held at Bronx DDRO 2400 Halsey Street Bronx, NY 10469 @ 10AM

Meeting dates are subject to change, please check the website at www.bronxddcouncil.org prior to meeting date

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Phone: 718-430-0722 or 718-654-5513