This database is of resources most commonly referred to when someone calls the LINK department. Search resources using the search box, or target resources by categories and tags listed to the right. YAI does not intimately know all the programs on this list. Availability and service changes are beyond our control. If you are trying to understand what an acronym might mean, check out our Acronym Guide. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please feel free to call us at 212.273.6182.
Information and resources, and even a slideshow of our self direction presentation. Learn more about what self direction is and what it can mean in terms of services for a person with a developmental disability.
The OPWDD Self Direction Liaison List contains contact information for each region of New York State. Families and service providers can contact the liaison in their borough for information on self directing services.
The Self-Direction Guidance for Providers is predominantly meant for Providers and Brokers, but can be also be a helpful resource for families. This document broadly defines the policy guidance for Self-Direction and provides an overview of Self-Direction authority and staffing options, the services available to self-direct, and information on budgeting and billing for Self-Directed services.