Individualized Support Services

AccessCNY’s Individual Support Services (ISS) help adults with disabilities obtain the funding they need to live independently.


Participants enrolled in ISS receive monthly funding to pay for necessary expenditures such as rent, utilities, groceries, and clothing. Upon enrollment, new participants also receive start-up funding necessary to move out on their own, paying for things like security deposits and first month’s rent.

A staff member performs quality assurance checks at least yearly or whenever there is a concern about a participant’s living situation. They will check on the apartment’s safety and identify any issues that need to be addressed. It is the responsibility of the participant to keep all pertinent bills, receipts, and proof of income.



Diane Weiermann
Outreach Director- DD/ABI
Phone: 315-410-3311 | Fax: 315-701-1536



Referrals are made to AccessCNY from service coordinators who place their participants on the waiting list at the Central New York Developmental Services Office. Participants must live independently in Onondaga County and be eligible for services through the New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities.