For Families with OPWDD Eligibility
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Lay Advocacy Trainings: FRN contracts with regional special education Lay Advocates to bring families and professionals an additional intensive educational experience. These workshops are designed to further participants understanding of special education law, the issues that surround special education and how best to resolve them.
Family support groups for families of individuals with OPWDD eligibility. We understand that caring for a child or adult with a developmental disability can be isolating and that being with someone who “gets it” can be healing. We are offering these groups as an opportunity for families to form connections, support each other, and learn from each other.
This program is able to assist families before they have received OPWDD eligibility. Through the Service Access Program, FRN staff are able to identify potential OPWDD eligible individuals and introduce them and their families to the “Front Door” eligibility process. Staff can educate families and providers about OPWDD eligibility through group information sessions held at community agencies (i.e. Early Intervention agencies, medical and mental health care providers, county DSS, and other frequent referral sources.