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Navigating The Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) System: Oversight, Rights And Remedies

Navigating The Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) System: Oversight, Rights And Remedies

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Over 126,000 New Yorkers are people with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. They are children and adults with a range of abilities and needs.  The Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for assuring that services rendered are of high quality and effectiveness while engaging in oversight functions with other agencies so that the civil rights of people receiving services are protected.  

Navigating the OPWDD system can be extremely challenging. This continuing legal education program is designed to demystify the OPWDD system and promote effective advocacy for people with disabilities and their families.  A panel of experts will address:

  • Establishing eligibility for OPWDD services
  • Supports and services available in the OPWDD system
  • Role and function of Care Management Organizations
  • Willowbrook Consent Decree
  • Role of oversight agencies; and the
  • Rights of people receiving services
Start Date:
  • March 29, 2021
Start Time:
  • 10:00 AM
End Time:
  • 12:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 2.0
Region:
  • Virtual Participation
Format:
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0KG41
Section Member Price: $50.00
NYSBA Member Price: $100.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $200.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee On Disability Rights
  • Elder Law & Special Needs Section