Family Behavior Support and Advocacy provides individualized support for families of school age children and young adults who have developmental disabilities with challenging behaviors in the home.
Families of children/youth in Erie and Niagara counties that are eligible for OPWDD services and live with family members are eligible for this time-limited program.
WHAT TO EXPECT
As a recipient of this service, you can expect guidance and support from a Behavioral Intervention Coordinator who will identify family goals, barriers and solutions that impact the family’s quality of life as a whole.
Examples of behavioral challenges that this program may assist with includes toileting, poor hygiene, bolting, poor communication, sensory processing issues and low community involvement. Features of the program MAY include:
- One-on-one support from the Behavioral Intervention Coordinator
- Exploration of behavioral challenges through discussions/interviews with family members and key contacts (school personnel, MSC, medical providers, etc.), screening tools, observations of family interactions
- A Functional Behavior Assessment outlining overall recommendations
- Collaborative person/family centered behavior support program planning, data collection strategies, training, implementation, and intervention monitoring
- Advocacy, resources, and referral suggestions, as applicable to your family’s unique circumstance(s)
- Preparedness for termination of the service