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BIAA HOME : NEW YORK STATE : FACTS PROGRAM

The Family Advocacy Counseling and Training Services Program (FACTS)

If you or a member of your family sustained a brain injury prior to the age of 22 and you live in New York State, a FACTS Coordinator can help you!

Funded by the Office for People with Development Disabilities (OPWDD), the FACTS Program is a state-wide support program for families and individuals who sustained a brain injury prior to age 22. FACTS Coordinators are employees of the Brain Injury Association of NYS and are located in each region of the State.

Listed below are some of the ways coordinators can assist and support your family:

  1. Helping you to understand and navigate the current system of services available in NYS
  2. Linking you with rehabilitation services in your community and throughout the state
  3. Helping you access NYS Medicaid Waiver Programs if qualified
  4. Training members of your family, service providers, and educators to understand the impact of brain injury and brain injury prevention
  5. Connecting you to community support groups about living with a brain injury or caring for an individual with a brain injury
  6. Offering you support with your school system’s special education process

If you are interested in receiving free FACTS services, please contact the FACTS Coordinator in your county by using the list below.  If you have questions about the FACTS Program, please contact Karen Thomas, Director of Family Services, at (518) 459-7911, 1-800-444-6443, via email, or through the Contact Us page.


FACTS Coordinators

Carmen Garcia - Email
Counties: Nassau & Suffolk
(631) 423-1058
Cuca Roberts, CBIS - Email
Counties: Chenango, Delaware, Otsego & Schoharie
(607) 432-6364
Ellie Bibawy, CBIS - Email
Counties: NYC Region (Bronx & Queens)
(718) 234-3586
Jan Wollney, CBIS - Email
Counties: NYC Region (Brooklyn & Staten Island)
(718) 356-2851
John Hathaway - Email
Counties: Broome, Cortland, Tioga & Tompkins
(607) 875-4035
Krista Brown, CBIS - Email
Counties: Monroe & Orleans
(585) 571-4313
Laleene Ali, CBIS - Email
Counties: Westchester
(845) 225-1161
Linda Lauber - Email
Counties: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady & Washington
(518) 326-5457
Maggie Ornstein - Email
Counties: NYC Region (Manhattan)
718-478-5090
Mary Sheridan - Email
Counties: Cayuga, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga & Oswego
(315) 453-7120
Putnam ARC * - Email
Counties: Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster * * Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counties are administered by Putnam ARC as a separate program from the BIANYS FACTS Program. If you are looking for services for someone injured prior to age 22 in those counties, please contact Lois Tannenbaum, PsyD at Putnam ARC for assistance
(845) 721-2282 or (845) 225-5650 *
Rockland County Recreation Program - Email
Counties: Rockland County
Jacwuelyn Abreau: (845) 729-6385
Rockland, Sullivan, and Orange Counties - Email
Counties: Rockland, Sullivan, and Orange Counties
518-459-7911
Sharon Johnson, CBIS - Email
Counties: Chemung, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, & Yates
(315) 538-8018
Toni Longshore, CBIS - Email
Counties: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence & Warren
(518) 480-1341
Vicky Myers, CBIS - Email
Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara & Wyoming
(585) 968-1850

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