Show#302 Interview with The Center for Family Support’s Coordinator of Innovative Planning and Staff Development Nadine Daley

Tune in tonight at 8:00 PM EST - to our latest edition of "Hope Saves the Day" where your host Paul Cimins sits down and talks with Nadine Daley who is the Coordinator of Innovative Planning and Staff Development of The Center For Family's Support. About our Guest .She is the Coordinator of Innovative Planning and Staff Development.

She Develops and lead creative methodology to meet the varied needs of Individuals with Intellectual, Physical and Mental Health Disabilities. Support the Residential Programs in developing best practice methods to assess the Quality of Treatment plans and Program Services. Design curriculum and conduct training's to enhance staff productivity and agency operations. 

Advise leadership on policies and practices and their potential influence on organizational efficacy.Conduct ongoing training, staff development and evaluation of Residential, Community Services and Day Habitation programs in New York and New Jersey to ensure the standard of performance mirrored the core values and mission of the Agency.  Conduct internal investigations, corporate compliance and quality assurance audits. Evaluate incident reports for clarity, accuracy and completeness, indicate plan of correction and reported to regulatory agencies.  Structure the communication, enhancement and effective proliferation of Person Centered Planning, for individuals with different disabilities, addictions and mental health disorders.

Managed two regional Residences, directed and implemented the statewide policies for Medicaid certification.  Recruited, hired and trained Managers, agency Nurses and Direct Support Professionals.  Member of leadership committee for the improvement of

services, advocacy and self sufficiency opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.

Planned, directed and evaluated work of the staff to ensure home met state standard of            excellence.  Compiled rehabilitation plans to move clients with psychiatric disorders.

About The Center for Family Support

    The Center for Family Support is a registered 501-c-3 charity, committed to providing support and assistance to individuals with developmental and related disabilities, and to the family members who care for them.

    We support over 1500 individuals in both the NYC Metropolitan area and New Jersey.

    We support individuals to help them live the lives they want, respecting diversity, and individual choice.

    We provide families with the support to help them stay together.

    We strive to enable individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to become productive members of their community.  For more information about The Center for Family Support services, visit their website at WWW.CFSNY.ORG


The Center for Family Support

333 Seventh Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10001




Show#301 Interview with Rupert Isaacson

Tune in tonight at 8:00 PM EST - to our latest edition of "Hope Saves the Day" where your host Paul Cimins sits down and talks with Rupert Isaacson's "The Horse Boy" is one family's epic journey to rescue their son. Rupert and Kirstin Isaacson were heartbroken when they learned that their two-year-old son Rowan was autistic. And with each passing day, Rowan's growing isolation, his uncontrollable fits, each failed treatment, filled them with despair. Then one day Rowan escaped and ran into a field of horses. Rupert watched in horror - but saw a miracle occur. The horses responded lovingly to Rowan - and he to them. Could Rowan's affinity with these animals save their son from his condition? The Isaacsons left their home in Texas and travelled to the plains and mountains of Mongolia - the spiritual home of the horse - risking everything - their happiness, future and sanity - on an arduous epic horseback journey in search of a cure for Rowan..."An elegant, affecting narrative ...a triumph of the human spirit". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Captivating, incredible, a magical journey, an impossible dream". ("Telegraph Weekend"). "It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears by [such] an account ...the excellence of his writing [creates an] elegant, affecting narrative ...a triumph of the human spirit". ("Telegraph"). "Magical, miraculous, uplifting". ("Daily Mail"). Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founding director of the Indigenous Land Rights Fund. He is the author of "The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey" and his journalism and travel writing has appeared in the "Daily Telegraph", "Esquire", "National Geographic", "Independent on Sunday", "Conde Nast Traveller", "Daily Mail" and "The Field". His New Book Coming Out This Month is a Follow Up To The Horse Boy called The Long Ride Home.

Show#300 Interview with Dr. Stephen Shore

Tune in tonight at 8:00 PM EST - to our latest edition of "Hope Saves the Day" where your host Paul Cimins sits down and talks with Dr Stephen Shore and what he has been up to in the Autism Community as he gives his expert insight on Autism.

About Dr Shore

Diagnosed with “Atypical Development and strong autistic tendencies” and “too sick” for outpatient treatment Dr. Shore was recommended for institutionalization. Nonverbal until four, and with much support from his parents, teachers, wife, and others, Stephen is now a professor at Adelphi University where his research focuses on matching best practice to the needs of people with autism.

In addition to working with children and talking about life on the autism spectrum, Stephen presents and consults internationally on issues pertinent to education, relationships, employment, advocacy, and disclosure as discussed in his books Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for People on the Autism Spectrum , the critically acclaimed Understanding Autism for Dummies ., and the newly released DVD.Living along the Autism Spectrum: What it means to have Autism or Asperger Syndrome.

Here is a link to his Published Books that is a must read .

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