Welcome to “In The Driver’s Seat”

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Support Connections

Are you seeking staff to provide OPWDD funded services such as respite or community habilitation to you or your loved one? Or are you a college student who is interested in part time work and providing direct service to someone with a developmental disability? This is an opportunity for those seeking work to post their interest and a little about themselves and for those seeking support to make a great connection. Sign up today to receive news and updates!

Gretchen Jackson, Blogger

Gretchen Jackson In the Driver's Seat BloggerWe are pleased to announce that Gretchen will be filling the role of Blogger for In the Driver’s Seat. Gretchen is a wife and mother of 5 children, her 4th son Joe happens to have a developmental disability; she lives in a rural community in upstate NY with her husband and Joe; she is also the grandmother of eight. Read more about Gretchen…



Welcome to In the Driver’s Seat

In the Driver’s Seat believes that Self-Directed Services offer people with developmental disabilities and their families the opportunity to map out their future and be in control of their own lives.  We provide tools and resources to effectively navigate and utilize Self-Directed Services so that now YOU are In the Driver’s Seat.


Start in First Gear

In the Driver's Seat - First Gear
First Gear is a great place to get you started. Click here for more info.

Join the Registry

In the Driver's Seat - Registry

Click here and join the confidential registry to find others with similar interests and needs.