Service Access Program

FRN’s Program Overview

About Service Access Program

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.

Staff can work individually with families to identify testing needs, make initial contact with OPWDD Front Door, and to contact the Care Coordination Organization of the family’s choice.

Staff can assist families to identify resources for support prior to eligibility and make referrals as necessary.