Accessing OPWDD Services & Supports
OPWDD Provider Programs
The NYS Office For People With Developmental Disabilities and its associated voluntary agencies offer many services to individuals and their families. Click on the Link to search for an agency or a type of service.
OPWDD Front Door-Your first stop for eligibility and access to supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Contact your local Front Door Regional Office to get started.
The first step to receiving assistance is to determine if you are eligible.
Care Coordination Organizations You can find an overview of enrollment and care planning information for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities receiving OPWDD services at https://opwdd.ny.gov/find-care-manager
The Role of the Care Manager: https://opwdd.ny.gov/role-care-manager
OPWDD Supports & Services - Self-Direction
OPWDD Administrative Directive Memorandum are updated to address Self-Direction Guidelines regulating FI’s, brokers and budget preparation
To fully understand Community Habilitation services read these pages excerpted from the current1915 (c) Home & Community Based Waiver (2019-2024, Amendment dated July 1, 2021 page 133)
Understanding Government Benefits
BENEFITS.GOV BENEFIT FINDER
The Benefits.gov Benefit Finder is a questionnaire to help you find government benefits you may be eligible for and compare the information all on one page. The Benefit Finder is a great place to begin your search for government benefits on Benefits.gov.
This video will walk you through the process: Benefit Finder Walkthrough - YouTube
We recognize that supporting a loved-one with developmental disabilities can be challenging. SOYAN is sharing these local resources to help ease the burden.