serving the staten island community for over 40 years
The SIDDC is comprised of 11 Standing Committees
Committees meet on a monthly basis. Meeting dates, times, and locations can be found under our "Calendar of Events Tab"
Purpose: To identify and address issues and needs pertaining to adults with developmental disabilities (age 18 years and older).
Contact Iris Goldberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Jackie Tripodi: email@example.com
Purpose: To actively engage and inform representatives of governing agencies (e.g. OPWDD) and all elected public officials of the needs and concerns of intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals and their families. The committee arranges meetings on a variety of specific and relevant topics, coordinates a quarterly Legislative Information Exchange, develops the SIDDC’s annual position paper and hosts the annual Legislative Breakfast.
Contact Barbara Devaney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Donna Long: email@example.com
Purpose: To disseminate and publicize council information and other relevant issues to the community through the SIDDC website, flyers, newsletters, local newspapers, and presentations at council meetings; to oversee the Sub-committee that plans the annual Family resource & Transition Fair.
Contact Pam Minkoff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Melissa D'Accordo: email@example.com
Purpose: To identify and address issues pertaining to the education of individuals with developmental disabilities (birth to age 21).
Contact Laura Kennedy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Maryalice Fegeley: email@example.com
Family Support Services Advisory Council (FSSAC)
Purpose: This Council welcomes individuals and family members who have a relative with a developmental disability.We work in partnership with our local Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in making decisions on the planning, funding, and monitoring of Family Support Services on Staten Island. Family Support Services are programs, such as recreation, social skill groups, camps, after school and after adult day programs, behavior management, and parent support groups for families who have their loved one living at home. Join this Council if you want to have a voice in advocating for services for your loved one.
Contact Diane Peruggia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Gail Decker: email@example.com
Health and Clinical Services
Purpose: To focus on issues concerning all aspects of health services, including medical, rehabilitative and mental health.
Contact Jayne Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership and Guidelines
Purpose: To review new applications for council membership, assess membership status, and outreach for new members. Requests for by-laws changes must be submitted to and reviewed by this committee and then brought to the executive board before being submitted to the full council.
Contact Linda Coull: email@example.com
Contact Scott Salinardi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Quality of Life
Purpose: To identify and address issues pertaining to the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities living in residential settings.
Contact Linda Coull: email@example.com
Contact Jason Harr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Self Directed Supports
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for Self-directed participants their parents/families, Brokers, Fiscal Intermediary Providers, Service Coordinators, Self-hired Support Staff and all other valuable stakeholders to share resources and discuss issues to support people who choose to take direct responsibility to manage their services and lead a self-directed life. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and guest speakers present on a variety of topics at these meetings.
Contact Jason Riccardelli: Jason@pccsny.org
Contact Patty Larsen: email@example.com
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for Service Coordinators/ Case Managers and interested parties to network, exchange ideas, share resources and discuss current issues and trends. Topics of relevance to service coordination are presented to guest and/or committee members at monthly meetings.
Contact Jennifer Granata :firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Lisa Peterson: email@example.com
Willowbrook Property Planning
Purpose: Advocating and participating in the development of a comprehensive plan for the future use of the Willowbrook property.
Contact Lorraine DeSantis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Diane Buglioli: email@example.com
Contact Eric Goldberg:firstname.lastname@example.org