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Services and Supports for Families


We assist families who are caring for a family member with disabilities. These supports and services promote family unity by enabling people with disabilities to remain at home.

Family Education and Training Series

The Family Education and Training Series (FET) is for families of children with developmental disabilities. These programs are funded through the Home and Community-Based Waiver. The purpose of FET is to enhance the decision-making capacity of the family unit, provide orientation regarding the nature and impact of developmental disabilities upon the person and their family and inform them about service alternatives. Additionally, FET will assist the family unit in understanding and nurturing their child with a developmental disability.

As defined by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Family Education and Training may be provided to families of people up to 18 year's old who are enrolled in the Home and Community-Based Waiver Program.

Once enrolled, people can register for a class by downloading a 2020 presentation schedule and registration form. 

Effective June 2020: These trainings are now available through virtual communication, as in-person training is not being offered at this time (locations are still listed should this change). The current list of programs are available and additional one-on-one sessions may also be scheduled. Please note, that the trainings will be arranged based on needs of the family/caregiver needs, as well as the ability of the instructors to provide the training based on their own schedules. The FET Coordinator will work with each family to arrange the best possible educational/informational experience during these unprecedented times. Currently, this virtual communication meeting is an option. That may change at any time and we will communicate with you accordingly.

As this situation continues to evolve, please contact us at FET@people-inc.org for additional information. The People Inc. Admissions Department remains open and available to assist during this challenging time.

For Western New York: Fill out the form attached at the end of the PDF and mail it to FET Coordinator, 280 Spindrift Drive, Williamsville NY 14221 or by email at FET@people-inc.org. If you need more information, contact your Care Coordinator or FET by phone at 716.880.3867 or by email at FET@people-inc.org.

For Greater Rochester Region: Fill out the form attached at the end of the PDF and mail it to FET Coordinator, 280 Spindrift Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 or by email at FET@people-inc.org. If you need more information, contact your Care Coordinator or FET by phone at 585.441.9300 or by email at FET@people-inc.org

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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