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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place.

William "Bill" Sammis, CEO at CRVI, is a recognized leader and known for his progressive, innovative ideas and ability to present view points, issues and perceptions with a level of clarity and purpose.  Stay up to date on issues and discussions that affect the Crystal Run Village community. 

Happy Father's Day

All of us at CRVI would like to wish a very Happy Father's Day to all fathers, especially all of the dads on our staff. Enjoy your day!

Happy Mother's Day

All of us at CRVI would like to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, especially all of the moms on our staff. Enjoy your day!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the CRVI administrative office will be closed on Monday, January 21st.

In the words of Dr. King, "the time is always right to do what is right"

I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays!

We have moved to our new building

Happy Holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving

Veteran's Day

New Administrative Support Building Nears Completion.

This article appeared in the Times Herald Record on Friday, October 19, 2018

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Dinner

Annual Luncheon

OPWDD message regarding National Disability Employment Awareness Month

OPWDD posting of Qualifications Document Summary Presentation

OPWDD Self Direction Webinar

Family Fun Day

DSP Recognition Week

DSP Recognition Week

Commissioner Delaney Announces Public Comment Period for Managed Care Qualification Document

OPWDD Community Inclusion Campaign

"Mornings with Van Show" interviews CRVI CEO

CRVI Meeting with County Administrators and OPWDD Respresentatives

OPWDD People First Newsletter - Summer Edition

Acting Commissioner Delaney Announces Launch of Care Coordination Organizations

Happy Fourth of July!!!

House of Representatives budget measure

Proactive Caring Stress Reduction is a FREE training designed for family caregivers of individuals with intellectual, developmental or other disabilities.

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Nurse's Week

Information Forums on Care Coordination Organizations - Register today!

Join us at a Job Fair on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at One Stop Center, 50 North Street, Monticello, NY.
Call Peter Quintana, HR Recruiter, at 845-695-2516 with questions. We hope to see you there!

OPWDD Leadership Conference

OPWDD update on NYS Budget

OPWDD Spring Newsletter

Administrative Support Building Progress

OPWDD celebrates Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Day

LifePlan CCO Family Forum Cancelled

Due to the weather forecast for snow tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21st, the LifePlan Family Forum scheduled for 6:00 pm at Jawonio in Rockland County has been cancelled. The Forum will be rescheduled for a future date.

New Announcement from OPWDD - Public Forms will be held to discuss the transition to Care Coordination

Integrated Supportive Housing Webinars

Message from OPWDD regarding Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is pleased to share the Final Draft Waiver Transition Plan which lays out New York State’s path to a more flexible service system that is responsive to the changing needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Transition Plan is required for our move to New York State’s 1115 Waiver, and for the development of Care Coordination Organizations which will provide Health Home Care Management services.

The State appreciates the thoughtful comments submitted by numerous individuals and organizations during the December 5, 2017 through January 5, 2018 public comment period. The Final Draft Waiver Transition Plan reflects changes based on your feedback, including:

• The renaming of the Care Management opt-out option to “Basic HCBS Plan Support”;
• An extended timeframe for completion of the initial Life Plan to align with each individual’s person centered review schedule;
• Modification to the Health Home Checklist to include a signature line for the individual, family member or guardian;
• Clarification on the impact on children enrolled in the OPWDD Care At Home (CAH) Waiver; and
• Additional detail surrounding Phase II & III implementation plans.

A comprehensive summary of the 1115 Transition Plan Response to Public Comment document that includes the State’s response is available at This document will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for review and final approval.

While the Transition Plan includes activities planned for the move to managed care over a five-year period, the full implementation of managed care in our system will depend on the experiences of people served during the earlier phases of this transition period. The Transition Plan will be updated and we will share our progress with you as we move forward.