Crisis Prevention and Response

Crisis Services for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (CSIDD) offers crisis prevention and response services to people who have both developmental disabilities and complex behavioral needs, as well as to their families and those who provide supports. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to OPWDD eligible individuals age 6 and over who meet CSIDD eligibility. The goal of CSIDD is to build relationships and supports across service systems to help people remain in their homes and communities and enhance the ability of the community to support them.  

CSIDD Teams provide the following services:
  • Community partnerships and systems linkages
  • Systemic and clinical consultation and training
  • Community training and education
  • Clinical Education Team training meetings
  • Cross Systems Crisis Prevention and Intervention Planning
  • Mobile crisis support and response for individuals enrolled in CSIDD services
  • Outreach and follow up; and
  • Comprehensive Service Evaluation

All CSIDD Teams are certified by the Center for START services. Referrals can be made by people seeking services, families, service providers, hospitals, psychiatric centers and other crisis services.  

To make a referral or for more information, please contact the provider in your area or reach out to a CSIDD Regional Liaison.