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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: 
Non-Medicaid service coordination for individuals who are not medicaid eligible, 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:  

Medicaid and Non-Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC)

What is MSC? MSC is a Medicaid State Plan service provided by OPWDD which assists eligible persons with developmental disabilities in gaining access to necessary supports and services appropriate to the needs of an individual. MSC is provided by qualified service coordinators and uses a person centered planning approach in developing, implementing and maintaining an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) with and for a person with developmental disabilities...

1/30/2015 Currently LIAC is at capacity with Medicaid Service Coordination.

Long Island Family Support Services Advisory Council has a link to additional   MSC and Non-MSC Vendors ​​

Family Support Services

What are family support services? Many families caring for a family member with a developmental disability wish to raise their children in the family setting. The constant care can cause tremendous stress and emotional and physical challenges. We assist these families to remain intact and avoid unnecessary out-of-home placement. Families are empowered to design and obtain their own services which will meet their individual needs..​​