Family Support Services
Block Institute prides itself in providing quality support to families with a member who is developmentally disabled. Consistent with Block Institute’s expressed mission to assist in improving the quality of life for individuals with special needs and their families, Family Support Services are available to educate, support and help facilitate individuals and their families access needed services.
We assist in obtaining the following services:
Non-Medicaid Case Management
Non-Medicaid case management services will assist families in obtaining Office of People with Developmental Disability (OPWDD) eligibility and all of the services needed to better the life of your family member. The Non-Medicaid case manager will also assist you through the Medicaid waiver process which will allow you to get long term care services for your loved one.
Free Non Medicaid Evaluations
We provide comprehensive psychological and psychosocial to families seeking OPWDD / HCBS waiver eligibility. The clinicians will travel to your home or your family members program. Please review the attached application (please click here) and submit the following documents by mail:
*IEP, Medical, Previous Psycho-educational and Psychosocial*
For more information about Family Support Services please contact the Family Support Department at FSS@blockinstitute.org or 718-906-5439/718-906-5412.