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Programs and Services

ADA Consultation and Training

AIM offers Americans with Disabilities Act consultations and trainings to businesses and organizations. Topics can include employment, governmental responsibilities, public accommodations and architectural-barrier consultations.

Benefits Advisement

Assistance in gaining and appealing SSDI and SSI, as well as Pass Plans, Trial Work Period, Blind Work Experience and CDRs.
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Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

The peer-led, self-management program is for individuals whose lives are impacted by heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other physical and mental health conditions.
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Community Habilitation

The OPWDD Community Habilitation program at AIM Independent Living Center is designed to help individuals build rewarding and meaningful connections within the community. The goal of the Community Habilitation program is to give consumers the tools to become as independent as possible in all aspects of life.  These services are meant to be flexible, person-centered and provided in the home or community where an individual wishes to learn more skills.
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Community Integration Counseling

Community Integration Counseling (CIC) is an individually designed service intended to assist waiver participants who are experiencing significant problems managing the emotional responses inherent in adjusting to a significant physical or cognitive disability while living in the community.
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Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS)

Offers Medicaid-eligible individuals, who are self-directing, to assume responsibility for managing their own care through use of personal assistants (also known as home attendants). Individuals are referred through local governments in Allegany, Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler and other counties throughout New York state.
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Deaf Services

AIM advocates for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, trains in empowerment and self-advocacy, and educates the community about sign language, interpreters, assistive technology and deaf culture.
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Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly

EISEP assists older people (aged 60 and older) who need help with everyday activities (such as dressing, bathing, personal care, shopping and cooking), want to remain at home, and are not eligible for Medicaid. For more information, contact lisa@aimcil.com.

Individual Consumer Advocacy

One of AIM's primary services is its individual consumer advocacy. Advocates work with individual consumers to help them accomplish their independence goals. For more information, contact Erin Morseman at emorseman@aimcil.com.

IPA/Navigator

AIM employs trained and certified navigators to help New Yorkers with the state’s new Health Plan Marketplace. Individuals, families and small businesses can use the marketplace to compare insurance options, calculate costs and select coverage. AIM’s navigators can assist with the entire process.
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Learn and Grow Playgroup

The Learn and Grow Playgroup is a social, educational and recreational opportunity for children ages 2-8 who have a developmental disability.
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Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is a federal advocacy program that protects the health, rights and well-being of people living in long-term care facilities.
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Medicaid Waiver

Under Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, Medicaid law authorizes the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to waive certain Medicaid statutory requirements. These waivers enable states to cover a broad array of home and community-based services (HCBS) for targeted populations as an alternative to institutionalization.
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McNeil Drop-In Center

AIM coordinates consumer activities, including events, independent-living-skills training and special presentations. Technical assistance is available through peer mentors, and a technical-support computer equipped with software for the blind or visually impaired is available.

Medicaid Service Coordination

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) is provided by AIM through OPWDD. This service helps people gain access to needed services and supports. MSC is provided by qualified and trained service coordinators. MSC's core responsibilities are linkage and referral, advocating for services, and monitoring. For more information, contact Danielle Adriance-Wensel at dadriance-wensel@aimcil.com.

Money Follows the Person

The Money Follows the Person Identification of and Outreach to Nursing Home Residents Project (MFP) is a program that identifies and reaches out to nursing-home residents who are Medicaid recipients, who want to explore transitioning back into the community.
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OPWDD Supports and Services

Programs under the OPWDD umbrella support individuals with developmental disabilities. AIM offers several OPWDD programs, including service access, brokerage, fiscal intermediary for self-direction, Medicaid service coordination and skill-building workshops.
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Outreach

Education regarding disability awareness and AIM services is provided through workshops, presentations, community fairs and seminars. A presentation of technical assistive devices for improving the lives of seniors is available. For outreach or general information, contact Erin Morseman at emorseman@aimcil.com.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) services are individually designed and are provided to waiver participants who have significant behavioral difficulties that jeopardize their ability to remain in the community of choice due to inappropriate responses to events in their environment.
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Sibshops of the Southern Tier

Sibshops are monthly gatherings where the brothers and sisters of children with special needs can get together for fun and education in a lively, recreational setting.
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Speaking and Training

Trainings, including self-advocacy, hygiene awareness, sensitivity training, employment strategies, interview skills, finance and budgeting, customer service skills, leadership development, team building, conflict resolution, service dog etiquette, benefits 101, job-interviewing skills, customized trainings, and much more.

Supported Employment Services

As a contractor, AIM performs job-placement services for New York State ACCES-VR, OPWDD and CB. For more information, contact Erin Morseman at emorseman@aimcil.com.

Technology Resources

TRAID (Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities) provides information and referral, advocacy, public awareness, education and workshops, as well as a no-fee loan closet of durable materials and adaptive equipment, including toys.
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Transition Services

Services and programming for students ages 14-21 to help them transition to work, further their schooling, and live an independent, self-directing life. A coordinated set of activities for each student promotes movement from school to post-school life. While in school, AIM provides assistance to students and parents/guardians for CSE meetings and IEP transition planning, and advocacy with school personnel is provided. The AIM Transition Academy in the City of Elmira houses a training site for students and parents, as well as a room dedicated to resources for parents and guardians.
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UAS-NY Assessments

AIM conducts Uniform Assessment System – New York assessments for managed-care organizations. We currently employ three registered nurses who are eligible to conduct the assessments. Our nurses make every attempt to complete assessments within five days of a referral. To make a referral, email Felicia Maslinski at fmaslinski@aimcil.com, or send a fax to (607) 937-5125. We are authorized to conduct assessments in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties.


Billing and Payroll

Contact: Beth Warren at bwarren@aimcil.com.

Fundraising

AIM actively seeks funding for its programs from people and businesses in the community. AIM currently has two main fundraisers: the Allies in Disguise in 5K Run and Mile Walk and its annual golf tournament. For more information about AIM's fundraising efforts, email John Zick at jzick@aimcil.com.

Volunteer Opportunities

From big events to small projects, AIM counts on its dedicated volunteers. Because volunteers are so important to AIM, the organization is always looking for new recruits. Anyone who would like to become an AIM volunteer should contact John Zick at (607) 962-8225, ext. 116, or jzick@aimcil.com


Grievance Process

Click here to view the Grievance Process document

Consumer Satisfaction Survey

Click here to print a consumer satisfaction survey. An editable survey, which can be email to emorseman@aimcil.com, can be found here.

Additional Resources

For individuals with a traumatic brain injury and their families and friends, AIM provides advocacy and support, including support groups, individualized services, peer support, counseling, frequent activities, and information and referral to community resources.
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