A Podiatrist examining a patient

Service Providers

Service Providers deliver a wide variety of support options to help people with developmental disabilities thrive


OPWDD relies on the more than 500 nonprofit service providers it certifies and regulates to deliver quality direct care services to the people it is entrusted with supporting. Whether it is by delivering day services, housing or employment supports, the agency’s service providers are on the front lines each day making sure that the needs of the people we support are put first. 

We offer a variety of tools and resources to help providers succeed in doing their jobs safely and effectively and in recruiting a first-rate workforce. Our regulations and guidance are intended to not only make certain that minimum acceptable standards are met but ensure that our providers are both encouraged and equipped to exceed those standards.

Delivering Quality Service
OPWDD provides regulations, guidance and best practices to help voluntary providers deliver consistent, quality services across the state.
Be a Good Provider
Provider Stability & Performance

Providing a quality system of supports for people with developmental disabilities requires training and regular communication to enhance provider performance.


Quality Improvement

Health, Safety & Prevention

OPWDD issues guidance, alerts, best practices, and resources to assist you in providing the best supports possible.




Learn About Safety

Person-Centered Planning

An individualized approach to service planning, focused on the unique needs and desired outcomes of the person.



Planning Process

Job Openings
Become an IPSIDD Provider
A provider of Independent Practitioner Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities (IPSIDD) can be a clinician or a group practice that is licensed in New York State to deliver occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, psychology and social work services.
Article 16 Clinics
OPWDD Article 16 Clinics principally serve persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) either at the main clinic site or at satellite sites.
Article 16 Clinic services are habilitative in nature, as they improve or limit disabling conditions, disease, or illnesses through the provision of assessments and therapies.