Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

OPWDD Front Door Training

OPWDD Front Door Training

Front Door is the initial referral process to OPWDD (The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities). Front Door and OPWDD connect people with disabilities and their families to the services they want and need, all funded via Medicaid. Some of these services include respite care, community habilitation, housing support, and person-centered adult planning for when students age out of the DOE.

Front Door is based on the understanding that a person with developmental disabilities has the right to:

  • Enjoy meaningful relationships,
  • Experience personal growth,
  • Participate in your community and,
  • Live in the home of your choice.

Initial Sessions

The OPWDD Front Door Information Sessions will outline the process of how you can become eligible for supports and services, the types of supports and services available and where you can go to get assistance.
All sessions are presently offered remotely, either by WebEx or Phone Conference.
A schedule of sessions in English and Spanish are listed below. Registration for a session is required. Once you have found the date and time that works best for you, please click “Learn More” for information on how to register.
All Regional Offices offer translation services for the language that best fits your needs. If you require a session in a language other than English or Spanish, including American Sign Language (ASL), please contact your Regional Office for assistance.

Once you attend an initial Front Door session, P373K staff will guide you through the steps involved obtaining services with OPWDD, help identify your needs, goals and preferences and help you work on a plan for getting those services. Get Started