Happy Days in Metsville

I was introduced to the New York Mets in 1985, my first summer working at the Southampton Fresh Air Home.  The Mets were great with Gooden, Strawberry, et al and all the kids (at least the smart ones) loved them so I hopped on the bandwagon.  With a World Series the next year it seemed like I had made a pretty good choice!

Justin and Justin and Calum at Shea StadiumSiraya with Mets Tshirts

The next 30 years though haven’t always been as easy and being a Mets fan has become very much like being a Hearts fan.  In fact, even more so over the last couple of years where financial problems […]

By |2015-10-23T08:17:15-05:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Heart of Midlothian, Mets, new york|0 Comments

New York OPWDD SEMP Billing available for testing in Beta

Therap’s billing team is now ready to show you how you can document services and bill directly from Therap for Support Employment services in Therap.

We will be getting in touch this week to schedule webinars.

You can also try it out for yourself on our beta application which is available at https://beta.TherapServices.net. Remember that Beta is just a snapshot of your data and should not be used for live data collection.

You can also find links to support documentation here:

SEMP Hab Plan
SEMP ISP Template
SEMP Billing Set up
:: Justin ::
By |2015-09-08T06:39:27-05:00September 8th, 2015|Categories: Billing, new york, Therap 2015.0|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Going Live with IRMA in New York

Finally, after much testing, we will be going live with our incident reporting interface to New York’s IRMA System.

Many of you will also have received the following memo:

Good afternoon,

Therap will be going live with the IRMA file upload process on July 9th, 2012. When the process goes live, there will be several changes that you should be aware of:

  • Users with the VA File Upload role will lose their ability to add, modify, or remove incidents in IRMA. This is being done to help the incident data between Therap and IRMA stay synchronized. If you need to continue to add, modify, or remove incident data, please contact your management and IR Coordinator to be assigned the VA Full Access role in […]
By |2012-07-05T14:55:16-05:00July 5th, 2012|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Therap's IRMA Interface ready to roll with OPWDD in New York

Graphic showing OPWDD

For Therap user in New York, we are very excited to be moving into the next phase of IRMA implementation.

You should have received the following email from OPWDD.

If you didn’t be sure to get in touch.

I am the OPWDD project manager for the IRMA Voluntary File upload project and have been given your contact info from Therap Services. OPWDD has been working with Therap on developing a process to upload the incident data recorded in your system and share it with the Incident Report and Management Application (IRMA). This will alleviate the need to perform duplicate entries of incidents in both systems.

We are now entering the user testing phase of the project […]

By |2012-01-31T20:35:54-05:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Interfacing between Therap and IRMA in New York

With 2012.0, Therap released it’s interface between General Event Reports and OPWDD’s IRMA (Incident Report Management Application)

You can read all about how it works here.

It should be noted that although the interface is live now, Therap needs to let the IRMA team know when each customer is ready to submit live data.  Until that is done, all data submitted to IRMA from Therap will be considered test data and deleted nightly.

Remember that to be ready to use the IRMA module, you need to add TABS Program IDs to each program and Individual TABS IDs to your IDF Extension.

If you have any questions or are ready to switch over to live data submission, just let us know.

:: Justin ::

By |2012-01-18T19:43:43-05:00January 18th, 2012|Categories: new york|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Tuesday with People, Inc and a visit to the Museum of disABILITY History

This morning, Kevin, Maureen, Stephen, and I met with the fine folks over at People, Inc. in Buffalo, NY to plan their Therap Implementation.

We had some great meetings about what is going to be a significant  project for everyone involved and looking forward to the benefits already!

Afterwards, we were very lucky to be given a tour of the Museaum of disABILITY History, the only bricks and mortar museum in the country dedicated to people with developmental disabilities.

If you haven’t been there and happen to be  in Buffalo you should definitely go, if you don’t plan on being in Buffalo, maybe you should!

Here are just a few of the exhibits:

Piggy Bank

a Car

By |2011-07-19T13:57:36-05:00July 19th, 2011|Categories: new york|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The answer to abuse is transparency and accountability

Over the past months, and again this week, there have been awful, frightening stories coming out of the New York State developmental disability system, and in particular their institutions.

These stories have been highlighted by the New York Times and I would encourage you to go and read them, even though you won’t enjoy the experience.

There is no doubt in my mind, based on a lifetime of experience working both in institutional, community, and family based settings supporting people with diabilites that institutions by their very design are, at best, an inappropriate model for supporting people with disabilities.  However, while the environment undoubtedly contributed to the horrors in these stories, I really don’t think it is the sole casue.

The problem here […]

Strange Characters showing in New York Documents


If you are using our new New York ISP, Hab Plan and MSC section that we introduced in Therap 9.0, you may have noticed that some special characters are showing as question marks when you print.

We have identified the issue and will be releasing an update tomorrow to fix it.

Thanks to everyone who pointed this out to us.

:: Justin ::

By |2011-06-07T09:26:03-05:00June 7th, 2011|Categories: new york|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Tuesday in Buffalo, New York

User Group Meeting hosted by CSDD


What will be a week of much travelling for Sazzad and me started today in Buffalo, New York (well, we actually flew up here last night as Connecticut were busy becoming National Champions again).

We attended a user group meeting very graciously hosted by CSDD and attended by somethign like 52 people! (more I believe than our first national conference!).

It was a tremendous meeting.  Obviously a lot of it focussed on the new work we are doing on hab plans.  It’s very interesting when you look at folks reactions to the new workflow that we showed at Fishkill.  People were both excited about the functionality and concerned about the transition.

Our current plan […]

By |2011-04-05T15:24:26-05:00April 5th, 2011|Categories: new york|Tags: , |0 Comments
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