Medicaid Waiver Counseling Services

Venture Forthe offer's counseling services for individuals who participate in the NYS Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Nursing Home Transition & Diversion Medicaid Waiver Programs. The following Counseling Services are offered:

Community Integration Counseling (CIC)

Counseling service provided to waiver participants who are coping with altered abilities and skills, revisions in long term expectations, and/or changes in their roles in relation to significant others.  

Peer Mentoring

An individually designed service intended to improve the waiver participant's self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and to access needed services, goods and opportunities in the community.  This will be accomplished through education, teaching, instruction, information sharing, and self-advocacy training, provided by a "peer" with similar disabilities   

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Service provided to waiver participants who have significant behavioral difficulties that may jeopardize their ability to remain in the community of choice due to inappropriate responses to events in their environment.