Eligibility Assistance

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Eligibility Assistance

Eligibility Support
If you have a child with a disability, they may qualify for additional services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)

DID YOU KNOW?

Support is Available from OPWDD
(Office for People with Developmental Disability)
for:

  • Care Coordination
  • Respite
  • After School Programs
  • Behavior Services
  • Housing
  • Community Habilitation
  • Employment Programs
  • Assistive Technology
  • Day Services
  • Environmental Modification

HOW WE CAN HELP

Parent Network of WNY’s Eligibility Navigator can assist families in Erie and Niagara Counties with completing the necessary paperwork to get the eligibility process started.

To Learn More About Options!

Theresa Veprek
Eligibility Navigator
FSS Eligibility Navigator Program

(716) 332-4167
tav@parentnetworkwny.org

To Receive OPWDD Services a person must have:
A qualifying disability before age 22 AND significant challenges that
limit their ability to function in comparison to their typical peers.

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Familial Dysautonomia
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Any other condition that causes impairment in general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior

Children from Birth through Age Seven (7)

  • Do not need a specific diagnosis
  • Require a 12 month delay in one or more functional areas:
    • Physical
    • Cognitive
    • Language
    • Social
    • Adaptive Development

FSS Eligibility Navigator Program