For Parents and Guardians
Family Respite Reimbursement Program
Respite Reimbursement Program is designed to provide funds in order to help provide people who live at home and their families access to respite services and goods deemed appropriate to meet the needs of the person being served. The program is designed to assist family members by giving them some relief from full-time caregiving and may also potentially assist in reimbursement for opportunities that increase social interactions for people with developmental disabilities. Funding is intended to complement, not supplement, other support and assistance programs. People may apply for up to $3,000 of reimbursement per year. Additionally, there is emergency reimbursement that may be awarded once per lifetime per family and is separate from the $3,000 cap.
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The Front Door
The Front Door is the way that the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) connects you to the services you want and need. Once you enter, a person-centered planning process begins, which helps you learn about and access service options that take your needs and desires into consideration. It will also give you the chance to direct your own service plan or help your family member or loved one as they direct theirs.
Pre-Employment Transition Services authorized through ACCES-VR for students age 14-21
Counseling on Higher Learning
Instruction in Self-Advocacy
Work Readiness – Soft Skills
Work Readiness to Develop Social Skills and Independent Living
Work Based Learning Experience
Work Based Learning Experience Development
Work Based Trainer