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Front Door Information Session Videos Now on OPWDD Website, in multiple languages including Spanish!!

For the last two years, the Metropolitan Parent Center of Sinergia, collaborated with OPWDD and its partners for this project. Our team engaged families, who were fundamental providing recommendations that guided our work to ensure cultural and linguistic authenticity of the project. We extend our gratitude to all families who were instrumental in this project, and to Tatiana Calderon, our Autism Initiative Coordinator, who did a fantastic job narrating the videos!!!! #gracias!

You can view Front Door Videos in Spanish here: https://opwdd.ny.gov/access-supports/spanish-front-door-videos
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And in English here: https://opwdd.ny.gov/access-supports/front-door-videos
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OPWDD announcement:
The Front Door Information Session outlines the process of how a person can become eligible for OPWDD supports and services, the types of supports and services available and where they can get assistance. OPWDD stakeholders suggested that short videos which break out the steps to the Front Door process would be the most helpful for viewing and retaining the information.

These short videos respond to this recommendation by providing easy-to-understand information about OPWDD services and how to get started receiving services. The videos are separated into segments that provide an overview of important steps in the process and will replace the practice of requiring Front Door Information Sessions in person or online:
• Getting Started with OPWDD
• The Front Door Process
• Eligibility
• Services
• OPWDD Residential and Housing Supports
• OPWDD Employment Services
• Self-Direction
• OPWDD Care Management
• Assessment
• Funding

These videos are currently available in English, Spanish and Simplified Chinese and will be translated into other languages over the next several months. Until those translated videos are available, OPWDD is providing translation services for anyone who needs a different language.

#thankful #representationmatters #latinosenusa #bilingüismo #Familias
#disabilitypride #Gracias #advocacy