Self-Directed Services

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.

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.

For more information on Self-Directed Services, email the Executive Director, Michell Clendenning below:

Meet the Team!

Michelle Clendenning

Executive Director of Self-Directed Services

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.

Jessica Graf

Director of Self-Directed Services

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

The Arc

People will always be at the center of why we exist. As a vibrant and sustainable organization, we strive for an inclusive community, abundant with people who are self-reliant.

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