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.

For more info, please contact Nicole Struse at nicole.struse@arcon.org

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.

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Pre-Employment Transition Services authorized through ACCES-VR for students age 14-21

Counseling on Higher Learning

Job Exploration

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

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Additional Resources

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LOVED ONE TURNS 18 – CLICK HERE

ESTATE PLANNING FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES – CLICK HERE