Jawonio is the fiscal intermediary for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP).
CDPAP allows people with disabilities or serious medical illness the opportunity to gain more control over their personal services. Participants are able to screen, interview, hire, train, supervise and dismiss their own Personal Assistant (PA). Because individuals will have more control in this service, they will also have more responsibilities. Therefore, participants must be self-directing and if that is not the case, they must have a significant other person in their lives willing to assume these responsibilities-this person will be known as a designated representative (DR). You will need to be assessed by the Rockland County department of Social Services and have their approval to proceed.