The Intandem Clinic

The Intandem Clinic 

(Cattaraugus Only)

 The clinic is located in the SubCon Industries building on North 15th Street in Olean with satellites at the Salamanca and Allegany agency sites.  Services to enhance the social, emotional and physical health of the people we support are provided by clinicians with experience in the field of developmental disabilities.

Clinic Services 

  • Nutritional assessments and counseling are provided by a registered dietician.
  • Social Work counseling for individuals and groups are provided by a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW.
  • Rehabilitation counseling focusing on work-related outcomes is provided by a rehabilitation counselor.
  • Psychiatric assessments and medication oversight are provided by a psychiatrist.
  • Psychological assessments and testing are provided by a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) who is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Clinicians are available to assist individuals working on goals in both the workplace and in their personal lives.

Eligibility

In order for a person to be eligible for services through the clinic, he or she must have a documented developmental disability as per the NYS Mental Hygiene Law and demonstrate a need for the service he or she is seeking. The clinic primarily serves adults but may be able to make exceptions in specific cases.

Intensive Behavior Services

Intandem provides Intensive Behavioral Services through the Central Behavior Department.  These are short-term (6 months) services that focus on developing effective behavior management strategies for individuals whose challenging behavioral issues put the individual at risk of placement in a more restrictive environment.  A behavioral support plan is developed with individuals, families and caregivers which includes positive behavioral approaches, strategies and supports to deal with challenging behaviors that might otherwise result in a hospital or psychiatric center admission.  Services are provided by a clinical staff member who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Eligibility

To be eligible for IB services, the individual must live in his/her own residence or a Family Care home and must be enrolled in the Home and Community Based Services Waiver.  Referrals for this program are received from the Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDRO).

Wheelchair Clinic

The Wheelchair Clinic is available to anybody who receives services through the Rehabilitation Center. The Wheelchair Clinic occurs once per month.

The Wheelchair Clinic provides people with the opportunity to discuss their mobility needs with an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, and Durable Medical Equipment vendor, all in one sitting. Working together, you and the team can assess and determine the most appropriate wheelchair and wheelchair accessories best suited for you.

A repair technician is also available for wheelchair repairs and service at this time.To be seen for a new wheelchair or assessment for other alterations to your chair, it is generally necessary for your physician to provide a script for OT/PT evaluation of mobility needs.

To request repairs or an appointment, contact the Wheelchair Clinic at (716) 375-4747, ext. 1636 or 1580.  Email requests may be sent to: mraecher@intandem.org.

Environmental Modifications & Adaptive Technology

Environmental Modifications

Environmental modifications are alterations to a person’s home that are necessary to increase or maintain his or her ability to live at home with independence. The modifications address needs related to physical, behavioral, or sensory disabilities, and help to ensure a person’s health, safety, and welfare needs are met. The goal of the modifications is to help the person be as independent as possible.

Adaptive Technology

Adaptive devices are aids, controls, appliances, or supplies of either a communication or adaptive nature. They are necessary to enable the person to increase or maintain his or her ability to live at home or in the community with independence and safety. These adaptive technologies assist the person in the performance of self-care, work, play, and leisure as well as with physical exercise. These can include computer adaptations, speech synthesizers, and much more.