Self-Direction is an OPWDD Home and Community Based Services waiver self-directed service option that empowers people with developmental disabilities and their families design and manage services through a plan based on their individual needs and goals. CDS Monarch offers both start-up and support brokers to assist participants through this process. 

Those who enroll in Self-Direction can also control their own portable Self-Direction budgets, with assistance from a financial management services agency (FMS). Individuals and family members can choose to hire and manage their own staff supports.

The  Self-Direction plans and budgets allow participants access to supports required to:

  • live at home or in a home of their own.
  • pursue interesting and meaningful employment, volunteer, or participate in other community activities.
  • engage in satisfying, productive relationships with family, friends, and community members.
  • maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

If you are interested in working with one of our Self-Direction brokers, please contact Shannon Jung, Program Manager at 585.217.7844.