What does OPWDD eligibility mean?

The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) funds and oversees the majority of services that support people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) in New York State. If a service is marked “OPWDD eligibility required”, then the person will need to be approved for services by OPWDD.  

More about OPWDD

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is is an executive agency in the state of New York, whose mission is to provide services and conduct research for people diagnosed with I/DD. Find out more about OPWDD on their website

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