Office of Special Disability Programs (OSDP)

Anita Naik, Director

MDRS offers programs and services administered through the Office of Special Disability Programs (OSDP) that specialize in assisting individuals with the most severe physical disabilities to help them remain active in their homes and communities. Services are provided based on need as determined by functional assessment and are provided through an individualized plan of care.

These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Case Management
  • Attendant Care
  • Durable Medical Equipment and Specialized Medical Supplies
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (Home Modifications)
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Respite Care
  • Transition Services

Special Disability Programs

Home and Community-Based Waivers provide long-term services and supports for individuals in their homes and communities as an alternative to a nursing home care.

The Independent Living Grant provides funding for solutions that help individuals with disabilities regain more independence in their environments.

The Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund provides direct services to individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Innovative programs are also provided to focus on the awareness and prevention of these conditions.

The State Attendant Care Program provides personal care services for individuals who have severe disabilities and are not eligible to receive ​these services through other sources.  Participants cannot be eligible to receive duplicate services under any other program.

If you are interested in applying for these services, please click on one of the links provided below to complete the referral form.​

OSDP Referral Form - Online

OSDP Referral Form - Download pdf​​

For more information, go to the Location Finder or call 1-800-443-1000.​ To request services, click here.