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ALERT: Impending changes to OPWDD Medicaid Service Coordination program

Join SKIP in raising our collective voices against these disruptive changes. The New York State’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is in the process of transitioning the care of individuals with I/DD to a new model called Coordinated Care Organizations which includes enrollment in Managed Care. These ...

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How Bureaucracy Hinders Help For Disabled Children

On Monday, December 14th 2015 an article by SKIP’s Executive Director and Co-Founder Margaret Mikol was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

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RXR REALTY & UNDER ARMOUR Help SKIP of New York Empower Kids with Special Needs

RXR REALTY & UNDER ARMOUR Help SKIP of New York Empower Kids with Special Needs through The Starrett-Lehigh Sporting Goods Drive   On April 28th from 4-6 pm, RXR Realty and Under Armour celebrated young athletes with special needs at an afternoon of fun and games with children at the offices of SKIP of New […]

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De Blasio signs bill requiring annual special education reports

Parents and advocates will have access to new data about how well the city is serving its special-education students next year, thanks to a new city law. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the bill, which requires the Department of Education to produce an annual special-education report, on Monday. He was flanked by City Council education ...

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Mayor Bill de Blasio salutes SKIP of New York

Mayor de Blasio sends SKIP holiday greetings and congratulates the organization on reaching the milestone of helping over 25,000 children since its founding in 1983. The Mayor’s letter celebrates the efforts of SKIP and its staff to better the health of young New Yorkers through its services. To read the letter, click here.

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SKIP of NY Helps New York’s Sickest Children

Over 800,000 children in New York suffer from autism, developmental disabilities, birth defects or the effects of disabling accidents. SKIP (Sick Kids [Need] Involved People) acts as a free medical concierge, connecting children to the services and equipment they need to get well and live at home rather than in hospitals or ...

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SKIP receives grant from New York Foundation

The Rose M. Badgeley Charitable Trust awarded SKIP with a grant of $10,000 to support its efforts to remove children who need help from the wait list. This Trust gives to a variety of New York City organizations in the performing arts, education and healthcare. SKIP is honored to receive this award.

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Margaret recalls 26 years of the Turkey Trot

Margaret and her husband Yves were up at the crack of dawn the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to pick up 80 turkeys for SKIP’s 26th Annual Turkey Trot—our most successful to date.

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