The Keys to the Front Door Process

The Keys to the Front Door Process

Monday, January 7, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Life’s WORC
1501 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Seminar Description: The Front Door is OPWDD’s person-centered approach for people with developmental disabilities that prioritizes individual choices, needs, and desires in making decisions.

During this process, initial eligibility for services will be determined. An assessment of the person’s strengths and needs will be done in order to identify and approve appropriate supports to better connect individual needs to available services. Part of this process also includes participation in an education session, which is required prior to implementation of services. It also assists families in guiding them to where to get the services most appropriate.

The seminar will feature expert speakers and a formal question and answer session.

Immediately following the seminar, please join us for a family networking event over coffee and light snacks.



What is the Family Resource Committee?
Life’s WORC Family Resource Committee is a group of family members and employees who work together to host and facilitate seminars and workshops for special needs families.

If I cannot attend in person will materials be available online?
Yes, the seminar will be recorded and the video will be posted on the Life’s WORC website. Any handout materials will also be made available online after the seminar.

Will childcare be provided?
Yes. Childcare will be available on-site. RSVP prior to the event is required for childcare.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A free municipal parking lot is available off of 14th Street and Kellum. Limited street parking is available on 15th Street and Kellum Place.

The LIRR Mineola Station is also within walking distance of the building.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email our team at