Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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Local Contacts

Developmental Disabilities Services Offices (DDSO)

In order to strengthen the service delivery system and structure, and provide a consistent approach and culture for persons receiving services, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has recently undergone a reorganization of local district offices with the goal of improving oversight and promoting quality services.  In addition, this reorganization allows for better coordination with agencies OPWDD often partners with in providing services. Therefore, as a result of the restructuring efforts, the DDSO no longer exists as a local contact, rather,  the service system has been reconfigured into five (5) Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices and six (6) State Operations Offices.  Please follow the links below  to learn more:

Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices (DDROs) work with voluntary provider agencies to improve access to and coordinate services within a region, in order to assist individuals and families to make informed choices about supports and services best suited to their needs.  Learn more about the functions of DDROs.

Developmental Disabilities State Operations Offices (DDSOOs) administer and oversee state operations for OPWDD.  This includes, but is not limited to, statewide systems improvements, fire safety initiatives and specialized supports/services in the areas of clinical and food services, volunteers/senior companions, and the direct delivery of supports and services by OPWDD staff.  Learn more about the functions of DDSOOs.