Family Behavior Support & Advocacy

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Family Behavior Support & Advocacy


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.


Jessica Grobe, MA
FSS Behavior Intervention Coordinator
(716) 524-5257


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

If you are from Erie or Niagara Counties and interested in participating in this program, please download this registration form and send to

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