Welcome to Central Intake

A single point of contact for individuals, their families and circles of support seeking services from Aspire of WNY.

Get Started with Aspire

Our team can assist individuals, their families and circles of support seeking services. For questions or more information in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus County, please call 716.838.0047 or email intake@aspirewny.org.

Navigating and understanding the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Front Door process and obtaining necessary authorization for services


Navigating and understanding our agency’s process for intake of all OPWDD Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver services. After services are authorized, Care Coordinators are able to download our guidelines and application below to make a referral. Contact information for submitting referral packets can be found in the guidelines.

Agency Outreach

Agency Outreach works to establish and grow relationships in the community with individuals, families, local business partners and other agencies.

Environmental Modifications (EMODS) & Assistive Technology

EMODS works to connect individuals with necessary modifications or devices to ensure a person can maintain the ability to live at home and in the community.

Individual Supports & Services (ISS)

ISS helps adults with developmental disabilities live more independently by providing funds to assist with rent and utility costs in community-based apartments.


Family Support Services (FSS) Jamestown Counseling Program

FSS provides professional, family-driven and flexible counseling services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members.


Committee of Last Resort (CLR) is now Helping Hands

Helping Hands provides emergency and supplemental funding to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities in the WNY area for a variety of needs that these individuals and/or their families cannot afford.

Connect with Central Intake

For questions or more information in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua or Cattaraugus counties, please call 716.838.0047 or email intake@aspirewny.org.

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