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OPWDD Announces New Front Door Initiative

Dream, Imagination, Passion
Parachute Game
Man and woman
Woman in Red Glasses at the door
Man Exersising
Woman with picture
Man and woman shopping
Man at spa


Opening the door to a richer, fuller life—that’s the goal of OPWDD’s new Front Door—a person-centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs, and desires in making decisions.

Opening the Front Door to Possibilities

The Front Door strives to:

  • Improve the way people learn about OPWDD and available service options
  • Better connect individual needs to available services
  • Give people as many opportunities as possible for self-direction

Front Door services rest on the philosophy of self-determination and the idea that people with developmental disabilities have the right to:

  • Enjoy more meaningful relationships with family, friends, and others in their lives
  • Experience personal growth
  • Fully participate in their communities
  • Live in the home of their choice

Ultimately, opening the Front Door means people with developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and live the lives of THEIR choosing.