Image description: Header reads ‘Self-Directed Services’ on a purple rectangle at the bottom left-hand corner. The main image is of two women smiling and talking. The woman on the right is wearing a yellow top with purple glasses, and looks to the left with a large smile. The woman on the left is wearing a purple and grey sweater and is also sporting purple glasses; she is looking at and speaking to the other woman.
O.P.G., Inc. believes in self-directed and person-centered supports, with the ultimate goal of guiding services toward independent skills through a self-reliance plan.
Meet the Executive Director, Michelle Clendenning
Michelle Clendenning joined OPG in 2005 as Direct Support Professional. As a Direct Support Professional Michelle quickly realized her passion for helping others.
Michelle graduated from Indiana University Kokomo in 2009 and was then promoted to Team Manager of SDS. Michelle served as Director of SDS and was promoted to Executive Director of SDS in 2018.
The most rewarding part of her job is providing positive supports to empower all individuals..
Meet the Director, Lindsey Miller
Meet Team Lead-North,
I first started working with people with disabilities 11 years ago as a volleyball coach with Special Olympics. Through Special Olympics I found a passion for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This volunteer position led me to a career change, and eventually I began working in a classroom at a local school assisting children with varying disability diagnoses. Through the school I was introduced to Direct Support Professional work and began working as a DSP in addition to my position at the school. After 3 years of working in the school and as a DSP with a different provider, I found Opportunities for Positive Growth. I began working at OPG in 2016 as a Quality Enhancement Specialist. In 2020, I began my role as the Regional Team Lead for Lafayette and Kokomo. I have learned so much over the last 11 years and am grateful to have found a great team to work with and amazing people that we support
Services We Offer
Residential Habilitation and Support
This service is designed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the person supported. We assist in the acquisition, improvement and retention of skills necessary to support people to live successfully in their homes.
Community Habilitation and Participation
These services are provided outside of the home and focus on the continuation of the skills already learned in order to build natural supports in integrated settings.
Participant Assistance and Care (P.A.C.)
This service is provided under the Family Supports Waiver in Indiana. P.A.C. is meant to provide daily living support which enables the person supported to participate in activities of daily living in their own home and to meaningfully participate in community activities.
This service is furnished on a short-term basis because of the absence or need or relief of those persons normally providing the care.
Below is a video introducing Opportunities for Positive Growth’s Self-Directed Services. Click the red and white arrow to play.
Closed captioning is available.