A Wide Variety of Support and Service Options are Available
As a family member, you can get help to support your loved one in the family home with the assistance of respite and other family support services.
If you are a person with developmental disabilities who wants to live independently in your community, you can find employment training and support, volunteer opportunities and other types of community engagement.
If you or your loved one has higher needs that require more intensive supports, residential and day services may also be available.
The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver funds services for more than 90,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you would like to receive Home and Community Based Waiver funded services, you will be required to apply for Medicaid and the Home and Community Based Services Waiver.
People with developmental disabilities have the same basic rights as everyone else.
OPWDD is committed to protecting your privacy.
Right to Vote
All Americans have the right to vote, including people with developmental disabilities.
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People in state operated services can access their Electronic Health Records