The Front Door is how you access services. Opening the door to a richer, fuller life is the goal of OPWDD’s Front Door. The Front Door offers a person-centered approach to planning supports for people with developmental disabilities.
Opening the Front Door to Possibilities
The Front Door:
- Improves the way people learn about OPWDD and available service options,
- Better connects individual needs to available services,
- Gives people as many opportunities as possible for Self-Direction.
The Front Door rests on the philosophy of Self-Determination and the idea that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the right to:
- Enjoy more meaningful relationships with family, friends, and others in their lives,
- Experience personal growth,
- Fully participate in their communities, and
- Live in the home of their choice.
Ultimately, opening the Front Door means people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and live the lives of THEIR choosing.
Family Information Sessions for Region 1
These sessions will offer participants an understanding of OPWDD’s mission and purpose; the process to become eligible for OPWDD supports and services; types of supports and services available; and where individuals and families can go to get assistance.
FAMILY INFORMATION SESSIONS
Front Door Contact Numbers
For more information about the FRONT DOOR and accessing services, please call the Front Door access number in your region:
855-OPWDDFL (679-3335) (Counties: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates)
Western New York
800-487-6310 (Counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans)
Front Door Technical Support email: Front.door.technical.support@OPWDD.ny.go
Regional Front Door Access Team Leaders
|Finger Lakes: Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates||Ann Knigge|
|Western: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans||Carmon Grigsby|