Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Options for People Through Services


In 2004, the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (which is now called the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities) implemented a new program called Options for People Through Services, or NYS OPTS, designed to afford individuals receiving services as well as the public and nonprofit providers who care for them with a wide array of affordable options that promote inclusion and personal choice and offer flexibility and opportunity for efficient and effective use of the resources we have available to us.

In 2007, OPTS was officially retired in order to move forward with the development of a system which would provide more individualized supports and services that realize the least restrictive and most integrated community settings in cost effective ways.

Background Information

Evaluation Ideas for OPTS Proposals

Letters to OPTS Providers