Overview of OPWDD: Eligibility and Services with Kathy Kelly

Individuals with developmental disabilities, such as autism, may qualify for services that are funded through a state program. The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is the New York State agency responsible for the oversight of services for individuals with a developmental disability.

Such programs can alleviate some of the financial burden experienced by families who care for a loved one with a disability. Many supports and services are provided in NYS through an OPWDD Medicaid waiver, and for families seeking access to services for children, eligibility is regardless of income and assets.

Come learn more about the waiver application process from Kathy Kelly of AHRC, NYC, who has spent years helping families and individuals navigate this process.

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Atlas School for Autism
252 West 29th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

There is no fee but please RSVP (See below)

About Kathy Kelly

Kathy Kelly is the Director of Eligibility and Placement at AHRC of New York City. She has been involved with supporting individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities for many years. For the past 20 years, she has been employed with AHRC, New York City and currently oversees their Entitlements & Placement Department.

In addition, Kathy has co-chaired the Manhattan Transition Committee for the past 19 years. The Manhattan Transition Committee is a sub-committee of the Manhattan Developmental Disabilities Council which is an advisory group to state & local government on services & supports for individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

On behalf of AHRC, New York City as well as the Manhattan Transition Committee, Kathy has presented on how to effectively access services through the OPWDD system.