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Out-of-Home/Residential Care

Out-of-Home/Residential Care provides a therapeutic living environment in community-based facilities for individuals who have emotional and/or behavioral problems and require a structured, supervised treatment program which may include individual, group, family and other treatment modalities as appropriate, but who do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

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Everything You Need to Know About OPWDD Eligibility

This series of videos gives an introduction to the OPWDD eligibility process, and process for obtaining services. 

  • What is OPWDD, where to start and what is eligibility? Basic introduction to accessing services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York. Introduces Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and the concept of eligibility for OPWDD funded services.
  • What is needed to apply for OPWDD eligibility? Discusses evaluations required for applying for eligibility and steps required for submitting paperwork to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

  • Eligibility attained, what now? Once a person has established eligibility, what are the next steps? How do you access services? What services are there?

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Reba McEntire PSA on Accessing OPWDD Services

Reba McEntire delivers a PSA encouraging people to access services from the NYS Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to support individuals with developmental disabilities to live the richest life possible.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council