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The Assessment Process to Receive OPWDD

Once your eligibility to receive OPWDD services has been determined, you will start the assessment process. The purpose of the assessment is to identify...

Medicaid and OPWDD Services and Facts Explained

Most OPWDD services are provided through New York State’s Medicaid program, jointly funded by the federal and state government. OPWDD also offers limited...

How is OPWDD eligibility determined for children?

For children between birth and eight years of age, the eligibility review requirements are the same as those for adults, although the qualifying condition...

The OPWDD Eligibility Review – How it works?

The eligibility review process is the way OPWDD determines if you have a developmental disability and are eligible for OPWDD supports and services.

Developmental Disabilities in New York

Developmental disabilities are severe, long-term problems. They may be physical, such as blindness. They may affect mental ability, such as learning...

Facts about Down Syndrome and Long Term Effects

Down syndrome is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome. Chromosomes are small “packages” of genes in the body. They determine...