OPWDD Medicaid Service Coordination

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC), is a  Medicaid State plan service provided by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) that assists eligible persons with developmental disabilities in gaining access to necessary support and services appropriate to their needs. Our coordinators help each individual achieve their own goals through informed choices including choice of home, meaningful work/community activities, social and leisure activities, and access to services and supports that promote optimal health.

Our Medicaid Service Coordinators can help children and families access services they need in order to live a full and independent life. A Medicaid Service Coordinator will work to develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) that will help you maximize your capabilities and reach your goals. Medicaid Service Coordinators will also play an active role in helping provide access to community resources by communicating with service providers and advocating for quality services. Depending on a person’s interests and needs, a MSC can link you to: respite services,  recreation programs, residential placement, community or day habilitation programs, entitlements and family reimbursement, employment services, adaptive technologies, and environmental modifications.

In addition to MSC services, we also provide home and community based services through the OPWDD program. To learn more about services offered by this program reach out to one of our program staff at 212-695-4564 or leave a message below.

Home & Community Based Services

Along with Medicaid Service Coordination, our OPWDD Program also offers home and community based services. Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are specialized services targeting different areas or needs in an individuals life. These are designed so that individuals receiving services, work towards accomplishing milestones towards areas that pose a particular challenge relating to a diagnosis or life-skill they have yet to learn. We are currently offering two types of home and community based services in OPWDD: Respite Care and Community Habilitation.

Respite Care

Respite services provide temporary relief from the demands of care giving, which helps reduce overall family stress. This often enables families to better meet the needs of their loved one with a developmental disability. Our service providers assist caregivers in this capacity while also providing a period of time for the individuals receiving services to enjoy in-home or community activities that allow them to engage in events they may not have an opportunity to experience alone. 

We currently provide Respite Care in New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley.


Community Habilitation

CHDFS, Inc. currently provides Community Habilitation Services in Residential Facilities, Individual Residential Alternatives (IRA) and for all families with a family member eligible for OPWDD. Community Habilitation service providers work with an individual on developing or improving life skills that can be used to developed a well-rounded life experience. Our service providers work with the OPWDD MSC team to ensure that the service plan is tailored to fit the needs of the individual for the best possible outcome towards service goals. Some areas a service provider can assist in are:

  • Daily Living Skills
  • Self Care
  • Mobility
  • Socialization
  • Personal Assistance 
  • Vocational Skills
  • and more

We currently provide Community Habilitation and Community Habilitation Residential in the Lower Hudson Valley. In New York City we provide Community Habilitation.