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I/DD Identification Cards Now Available

A new state law allows identification cards to help assist with emergency responders are now available to individuals with ID/DD needs through OPWDD. The cards are meant to be a means of sharing needs with first responders and others when communication may be an issue. Please note that these are not picture ID cards but could prove to be a valuable aid for our loved ones who require assistance when interacting with others, particularly with emergency personnel who may not understand their needs.  To obtain a card, complete the NYS OPWDD I/DD Identification Card Request Form

OPWDD People First Care Coordination

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities is making an important improvement to the way services are coordinated for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York State, known as People First Care Coordination. Under this new model, the Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) program which is currently used to help people plan their services will be replaced by a new and improved program called Health Home Care Management.


People First Care Coordination

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