Eligibility Navigator

Did you know that if you have a child with a disability, they may qualify for additional services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)?

Many students with disabilities receive supports and services through the special education process. Students with developmental disabilities may be eligible for additional services through The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

In order to be eligible for OPWDD services, the student must go through an eligibility process. To receive services the student must have significant challenges which limit their ability to function in the same way as other students their age. They must have a qualifying diagnosis and the necessary documentation. While the qualifying disability must have occurred before the age of 22, these services are designed to help people of all ages live their life, learn about new things, become employed and participate in recreational activities.

This program assists families in Erie and Niagara Counties with completing the necessary paperwork to get the eligibility process started. To learn more about the requirements check out our Eligibility Program