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​nassau County

Herricks Comunity Ctr.

999 Herricks Road

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Phone: 516.248.2222 

Fax: 516.248.2290

Suffolk County

490 Wheeler Road

Suite 165 C

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631.234.0467

Fax: 631.234.4069

Nassau: 516.248.2222  

Suffolk:  631.234.0467


Long Island Advocacy Center Logo for the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities
The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. (THE LIAC) is a private non-for-profit agency dedicated to
protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities 


​Through our Family Support Services Grant, The LIAC provides: Family Support Services Coordination information, Benefits Advisement for Support Eligibility (B.A.S.E.)  and for parents that have developmental disabilities, parent training in negotiating the education system to ensure their families are provided with the support they need to be successful.


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How do I apply for LIAC's OPWDD funded services?

If you have any questions or you would like to have an intake done for LIAC's Family Support services (non-medicaid services) OR LIAC's BASE program, please call:

 NASSAU: 516.248.2222  ext. 10              


OPWDD FUnded services

What is OPWDD? OPWDD stands for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. It is the New York State office that provides funding for services for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

How do I know if my family or my child is eligible for OPWDD funded services?

Eligibility for services is first determined by the Developmental Disabilities Regional Offices (DDRO) in your area. There are five regional offices thorughout NYS.

Long Island is region 5.  You can learn more about eligibility for OPWDD Services here:  


Long Island Advocacy no longer provides Medicaid Service Coordination as the service delivery has changed. A fact sheet from OPWDD is available here:

People First Care Coordination FAQ's for individuals and family members