Family Support Services

Medicaid Service Coordination

Hourly Respite

Family Support Services (FSS) and Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) seek to support families who have an adult or child with mental retardation or a developmental disability.  The program offers comprehensive outreach and case management activities for individuals who meet the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) criteria for eligibility.

How does DDP help?

Our programs aim to bridge gaps in services for individuals with disabilities.  Many families are faced with the lack of bilingual / bicultural services, and transportation.  These and other gaps in services constitute obstacles for many consumers in need of available services.

What services are delivered through The Developmental Disability Program (DDP)?

DDP provides Family Support Services, Medicaid Service Coordination and Respite Services.  These programs provide many supports for the consumers and their families.

We currently offer advocacy, transportation, translation, respite, education, recreation, resources and referrals.

The department consists of the following components:

  • Outreach
  • Case Management
  • Information and referral to additional services
  • "La Familia" activities for  parents and caregivers
  • Medicaid Service Coordination
  • Respite programs
  • *Respite Reimbursement
  • *After school activities
  • *Summer activities

***We do not discriminate according to your race, color, religion, or ethnic origin.***

How does DDP work?

DDP is designed in two phases.

The first phase is to identify people living with mental retardation or a developmental disability whose needs are unmet.  Possible consumers are referred to our staff by word of mouth, schools, churches, and community agencies.  Outreach will continue throughout the capital area.

The second phase follows the outreach activities.  Program staff will work with consumers and their families to meet their needs by providing Case Management and coordinating existing services.  The program's ultimate goal is to integrate consumers into society as productive and independent individuals.

***Our agency is continually working to achieve family goals for self sufficiency and growth.

How can consumers contact Centro Cívico for services?

Contact by telephone or by visiting our agency at:
143 -145 East Main Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010.
Telephone: (518) 842-3762
Facsimile: (518) 842-9139

These programs are funded through New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Contact us by email, telephone or by visiting our agency at:
143 -145 East Main Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010
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Telephone: (518) 842-3762
Facsimile: (518) 842-9139


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