Is your child or loved one on the Residential Request List?
If yes, the following is important information the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has asked us to share:
During the months of August and September OPWDD will be calling families of individuals currently on the Residential Request List, or in some instances the individual if he/she made the request to be on the list, to talk with them about their current situation and whether they continue to have a need for certified residential services now or in the future. Additionally, families or individuals will be asked about the services they are currently receiving and those they may be interested in getting. The information obtained in the survey will help OPWDD plan for future residential service needs.
Individuals who have a Priority One status on the Residential Request List will not be called for this survey as their needs are already well known to OPWDD. It is also important to know that this survey is not part of an individualized planning process. Any individual needs that are identified during the survey will be referred to the MSC or local DDRO.
OPWDD is asking MSCs to help by providing updated contact information for individuals and family members, including their current phone number and address and their primary language. OPWDD is also asking MSCs to talk to individuals and families about the survey and, if they want help, to help them decide what their answers are to the survey questions.
A copy of the anticipated questions surveyors will ask family members is available at the “Learn More PDF.”
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