In its more formal offering self-directed support is labeled Consolidated Supports and Services, CSS is a support option offered by The Arc of Rensselaer County. It gives the individual and their family the opportunity to co-design and direct their supports. In CSS, we can provide service start-up and brokerage services, act as a fiscal administrator and provide the supports as identified by the individual.
The support and care I receive from everyone I work with and the joy I get serving the students is why I like working at The Arc. One student I worked with recently said the experience I took her to was empowering. That is why I love my job!.
–Patricia Zirpoli, Transition Specialist for the Promise Study
The Arc of Rensselaer County