Need services, but starting from scratch? The New York State Office For People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) requires you start by contacting theirFRONT DOOR UNIT.
EEDA ADMISSIONS Frequently Asked Questions
What Can I expect After Filling Out The Above Form?
An member of our Admissions Team will follow up with you and may ask for more information about yourself or the person you are reaching out about. You may be asked to share documentation, insurance information, and more. It is good to have any paperwork, diagnostic, and insurance information accessible when communicating so we can best assist you. Depending on the information needed, we may recommend communicating via phone.
How Else Can I Contact You?
If you would like to speak to someone over the phone, please call Matthew Kuriloff at 631-369-7345 ext. 210
Who Does EEDA Support?
EEDA and its affiliates supports people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), as well as their families.
How Can EEDA Help If Someone Is Not Eligible For Services?
The Admissions Team at EEDA gathers information about services provided by other organizations throughout New York. We are also part of the Kinexion Network and can make referrals to our affiliates. If EEDA or Kinexion do not have a service that can support you, we will endeavor to give you information on a program that can.
How Long Does It Take To Access Services?
The timeline to getting services varies due to factors like the availability of the service, eligibility requirements, required documentation and more.
What Does Eligibility Mean?
Eligibility will vary depending on how a service is funded. For example, in New York the majority of services are funded by the state’s Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and they require you start by contacting their FRONT DOOR UNIT to “get eligibility.” Other services might be funded by local governments or by grants.
What is Self-Directed Services?
Also known as Self Direction (SD), Self Directed Services is a way of providing services that gives people with developmental disabilities and their families increased choice and control over their lives while living in the community. Self Direction is one of the fastest growing services in NY. Currently, 1 in every 3 people receiving NY OPWDD services utilize Self Direction! Find more information on our Self Directed Services page.
What is a Developmental Disability?
Developmental disabilities include intellectual disabilities, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, familial dysautonomia and other neurologically-based impairments.
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