Family Support Services
To help families care for their loved one with a developmental disability at home for as long as desired.
Families caring at home for family members with developmental disabilities.
The Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities' Family Support Services Program funds services through not-for-profit agencies in the community and through the regional Developmental Disabilities Services Offices (DDSO). Services may include: respite (day, evening, overnight); recreation (day, evening, summer/day camp); family reimbursement/cash subsidy; case management/service coordination; counseling; behavior management; financial and life planning assistance; information/referral/outreach; training; transportation; special adaptive equipment and environmental modification.
For More Information
To request family support services, families may contact the regional DDSO in their area. For more information, cal(518) 473-7038, or contact Lori Lehmkuhl, Statewide Family Support Services Coordinator, at the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and Family Support and Aging Services, 44 Holland Ave., Albany, New York 12229. Information is also available at the OMRDD website: www.opwdd.ny.gov/hp_fss_all.jsp