Service Access Assistance/Eligibility Services:
This program assists families with obtaining documentation and navigating the eligibility process for individuals and families with a documented developmental and/or intellectual disability. Provides assistance for children from birth to 7 years of age who have not qualified, are waiting to be qualified or choose not to participate in Medicaid Service Coordination Services, children who have an undetermined/determined developmental delay or other developmental disability or in cases where children birth to 3 years of age may be in jeopardy of developmental delays as a result of not qualifying for Early Intervention Services.
The Service Access Coordinator works to connect families to the appropriate community resources and supports. This may include and is not limited to assisting the family with obtaining a diagnosis for their child, providing educational advocacy, assisting with the necessary documentation to be completed to apply for OPWDD services or other services, providing referral services, recommend training, and guidance upon request or as needed.
This program also provides advocacy and training to empower family members to become strong advocates for their children.