This Administrative Memorandum (ADM) defines the service, billing, and documentation requirements for Resource Centers serving individuals enrolled in Crisis Services for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (CSIDD). This ADM applies to all provider agencies that operate an Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA)/Free Standing Respite (FSR) certified by the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and designated by OPWDD as a Resource Center.
Resource Centers provide crisis stabilization, assessment, treatment, and identification of interventions to reduce stress for the individual and their supports with the goal of avoiding hospitalizations or emergency services and provides short term supports to individuals who are unable to access other community respite supports.
The Resource Center is a voluntary, short-term, and targeted service offering structured, community-based support in a home-like setting with clearly established treatment and discharge plans. Resource Center admissions aim to avoid more restrictive out-of-home placements, such as hospitalizations, and to improve access to less restrictive community supports.