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OPWDD Announces New Front Door Initiative

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Welcome!

The Front Door is the way OPWDD connects people to the services they need and want.  Once you enter, a person-centered planning process begins which helps you learn about and access service options taking your needs and desires into consideration.  It will also give you the chance to direct your own service plan or help your family member or loved one as they direct theirs.

The Front Door is based on the understanding that people with developmental disabilities have the right to enjoy meaningful relationships, experience personal growth, participate in their community and live in the home of their choice. You can learn more about OPWDD and our guiding principles on our About page.

The Front Door staff will guide you through the steps involved in finding out if you are eligible for services with OPWDD, identify your needs, goals and preferences, and help you work on a plan for getting those services.

Where do I begin?

You can contact the OPWDD regional office that covers your county to access the Front Door, or call the OPWWD Info Line at 1-866-946-9733. To help you get ready to plan for OPWDD services, you will be asked to attend an information session.  Explore our map to find an upcoming information session near you. 

The first step to receiving assistance is to determine if the person seeking services is eligible to receive services and supports.  Once someone is determined eligible to receive services, they can begin the planning process. There are many support and service options available, including residential, employment, day habilitation, children’s services and aging services.

  Download a copy of our brochure How Can I Get Services?