Upcoming Events
Monday, September 18th
Parent Resource Night at Cattaraugus-Little Valley
Who: High School Parents of Students with Disabilities
Where: LGI Room
When: 5:30-7:30
Front Door Contact Numbers
Pathways to Graduation/Diploma/Credential Options
Parent Network of WNY
Individualized Plan for Employment
 Transition Services
Directions in Independent Living 
Family Support Services


Opening the Front Door to Possibilities

The Front Door strives to:

  • Improve the way people learn about OPWDD and available service options
  • Better connect individual needs to available services
  • Give people as many opportunities as possible for self-direction

Front Door services rest on the philosophy of self-determination and the idea that people with developmental disabilities have the right to:

  • Enjoy more meaningful relationships with family, friends, and others in their lives
  • Experience personal growth
  • Fully participate in their communities
  • Live in the home of their choice

Ultimately, opening the Front Door means people with developmental disabilities will have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and live the lives of THEIR choosing.

Stephanie McLean Beathley, LMSW

Front Door Training Facilitator/Transition Coordinator


NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
1200 East and West Road, Building 16, West Seneca, NY 14224


OFFICE: (716) 608-2732 | stephanie.e.mclean-beathley@opwdd.ny.gov

FAX NUMBER: (716) 517-3779