Accessibility can be a major obstacle to families with a child with a disability. Our Environmental Modifications program can assist in home and school adaptations that improve accessibility and the ease of daily activities.
Our adaptive technician can evaluate, design, and build adaptations for the home or school. Services include consultation, project design plans, cost estimates and clerk-of-the-works project oversight. Projects include:
- Ramp construction and repairs
- Installation of custom-made grab bars
- Construction of custom stairs
- Bathroom/kitchen modifications
- Installation of window and door alarms
For large projects, the adaptive technician will create designs and gather bids from local contractors. He will oversee the work of the contractors from start to finish, ensuring all specifications of the design are met.
Contact Us About
Diane Weiermann, Home Service Director
Fax: (315) 455-1230
Referrals are accepted from service coordinators, physicians, agencies, schools, families and others.
Each environmental modification has a specific funding stream, depending on the participant and the project. Sources include the Central New York Developmental Services Office, the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities, the Home Service program, Medicaid, private insurance, private pay, and the Access to Home grant in conjunction with Home Headquarters.
Costs for materials may be the responsibility of individuals or families. An hourly rate is charged to schools or other organizations requesting consulting services.