Community Living Opportunities and Services

  • Family Education and Training (FET) is an HCBS (Home and Community Based Service) program that offers parents and primary caregivers of children under the age of 18 access to training on a variety of topics related to raising a child with a disability.

  • IRAs (Individualized Residential Alternatives) are supervised or supportive housing opportunities certified by New York State OPWDD (Office for People With Developmental Disabilities) and available for eligible individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • One time and ongoing funds can be available for individuals living alone, perhaps for the first time, and need additional resources to afford safe and decent housing. Funds can be used to purchase new or used items to set up a household or to pay toward the rent. To be a candidate for this service, you should:
    -Be 21 years of age or older

  • Residential Habilitation (Res Hab) is provided in a person's home and includes services and supports available to eligible individuals with developmental disabilities. Supports are tailored to their needs, interests and choices. Services may include, but are not limited to training or assistance in areas such as personal grooming, household chores, laundry, cooking, money management, or shopping.

  • Day Habilitation (Day Hab) services are "without walls" meaning the services vary in staffing arrangements, locations and supports provided. Supports are tailored to fit an individual's needs, interests, and preferences.