This program allows families to hire their own respite worker to care for a qualified individual and have their cost for care be reimbursed with OPWDD funds through The Arc. Families pay the worker’s wage and submit a monthly service log at the end of each month to The Arc for reimbursement up to a set dollar amount per quarter. Applications for families requiring crisis support and families that are not receiving any other Medicaid Waiver Services are given preference. This program serves children and adults in Oneida County. Eligibility is subject to annual recertification.
Contact: Hope Ferris