QCP’s Service Coordination office helps people with developmental disabilities and their families access the necessary services and supports that are appropriate to their needs. The service coordinator is an advocate and facilitator, working with the individual and his or her family.
The focus of this service is to help each person achieve his or her unique goals and desires in terms of finding a home, a day program or a job, a circle of friends, and enjoyable leisure activities, or obtaining benefits to which they are entitled. It can also entail crisis assistance and referral to competent medical providers, dentist or other clinical personnel who understand the needs of people with developmental disabilities.
QCP’s Clinic is certified under Article 16 of the New York State mental hygiene law by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). It is staffed by experienced, licensed professionals who offer a broad range of assessment and treatment services. Clinic services are available at the Jamaica Center or off-site.
In addition to information and referral, the Clinic’s services include:
- Psychological testing
- Mental status evaluation
- Psycho- Sexual Assessment
- Vocational evaluation
- Social Work Assessment
Families First, our Family Reimbursement Project offered through our Children’s Center and the Adult Program, provides financial assistance to parents who require help with meeting some financial challenges associated with caring for a family member with a developmental disability. Financial reimbursement is provided for a variety of items and services including but not limited to respite, transportation for medical appointments, after school programs, summer camps, non-covered medical supplies, adapted equipment, etc.
Through our Home Equipment Project, families of children with physical disabilities may receive evaluations in the home setting or at our Center, performed by occupational and/or physical therapists. These evaluations help determine the need for special equipment, and/or simple home modifications that can be used to improve the child’s independence, and assist families with daily care. Recommended equipment can then be provided, often free of charge, for items that cannot be funded through any other source. Often the items are individually designed for the child, and may be modified, as the child grows, by a member of our team.
For adults, Family Support provides funding for a range of services to people who currently are not able to access Medicaid, SSI, or other resources. These services can include:
- Securing Medicaid, SSI, NYC housing assistance, US citizenship applications,
- Evaluations needed to apply for OPWDD services,
- Assist in purchase of goods and services needed in the home, or for respite services,
- Referrals for clinical assessments, school placement, or adult day programs.
Community Habilitation is “hands-on” training in an individual’s home and community. Our staff, who are selected for their sensitivity and skill in identifying realistic goals and outcomes, believe that learning happens best in comfortable and supportive environments.
Community habilitation services train individuals with developmental disabilities to perform household chores, daily hygiene and grooming, learn about personal health care, and explore new experiences. We help people develop skills in the areas of travel and mobility, financial management, social behaviors, and other daily activities.
These services can be provided in the person’s home or in a variety of settings in order to facilitate social skills development and community integration.
With our help, individuals with developmental disabilities can become more independent in many aspects of their lives as well as reach their maximum potential>.
Friday Night Social
On Friday nights, QCP opens its doors to more than 300 people who come to meet their friends, socialize, and dance. Those attending include not only people served by QCP, but also individuals served by many other agencies in Queens. Our Friday night recreation program has developed a well-deserved reputation as the place to be at the start of the weekend