Self Directed Services & Supports

Evan-and-AshleighSelf-Directed Supports and Services

Self-Directed Services provides the ability for an individual and/or family to hire his/her own staff to self-direct resources. This program promotes responsibility and self-determination by placing control and power with individuals and/or families to meet their own needs by managing all available community resources.

Individuals who self-direct their services are afforded a great amount of flexibility, and pay for those services with funds from a Personal Resource Account (PRA). The PRA is a resource level determined by the individual’s assessed needs, and the dollar amount varies for each person. You can self-direct some or all of your services.

Click here to view the OPWDD Self-Directed Services brochure.
Click here to view a A How-To Guide to Starting Self-Directed Services.

For further information, please contact Judy Peck, Vice President of Community Services, at (585) 593-5700 x 543 or


Self-Directed Service Forms:

MOU for Community Habilitation Self/Family-Directed Option (PDF)
• MOU for Self-Directed Respite (PDF)
• Self-Directed Services Reimbursement Form and Check Request (PDF)
• Self-Hired Employee Time Sheet and Service Documentation (PDF)
• Self-Directed Mileage Reimbursement Form (PDF)