Environmental Modifications

Accessibility can be a major obstacle to an individual with disabilities trying to remain independent in their own home or secure a job. Our Environmental Modifications program can assist in home and workplace alterations that improve accessibility and the ease of daily activities.

Services

Our adaptive technician can evaluate, design, and build adaptations for the home or workplace. 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

Diane Weiermann, Home Service Director
(315) 218-0844
Fax: (315) 432-4447
dweiermann@accesscny.org

Eligibility/Funding

Referrals are accepted from service coordinators, physicians, agencies, work programs, 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 businesses or other organizations requesting consulting services.