Deaf Services - Harry M. – provides information on the settlement agreement in the case of Harry M. versus DPW. This case focused on communication access for people who are deaf and served through the Consolidated Waiver.  Required activities and responsibilities of various professional stakeholders are outlined in separate courses.

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Required training for all investigators, licensing inspectors, and monitors.  Overview of Harry M. Settlement, Deaf Culture, unique needs of people with intellectual disabilities who are deaf and communication.

Annual training icon Credit Hours: 2

This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the Annual training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100. Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100.  This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100. Using this training content is not required. Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the Annual training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.


All Provider Agencies/Administrators that are currently serving individuals with an intellectual disability who are deaf are required to view this training. Overview of Harry M. Settlement, Deaf Culture, unique needs of people with intellectual disabilities who are deaf, expectation of providers, communication, documentation and the Deaf Services Coordinator.

Annual training icon Credit Hours: 2

This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the Annual training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100. Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100.  This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100. Using this training content is not required. Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the Annual training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.

Required training for All Provider Staff currently serving individuals with an intellectual disability who are deaf. Overview of Harry M. Settlement, Deaf Culture, unique needs of people with intellectual disabilities who are deaf, expectation of providers, and the Deaf Services Coordinator.

Annual training icon Credit Hours: 2

This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the Annual training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100. Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100.  This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100. Using this training content is not required. Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the Annual training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.


Two-part required training for all Supports Coordinators in the event that they currently serve or will serve someone who is deaf.  Information on what all SCs need to know and specific activities for SCs currently serving individuals who are deaf.

Annual training icon Credit Hours: 2

This training content is offered by the Office of Developmental Programs to meet the Annual training requirements as outlined in the 55 PA Code 6100. Training content is specific to topical areas identified in the 55 PA Code 6100.  This is not training specific to the understanding and implementation of the 55 PA Code 6100. Using this training content is not required. Agencies may choose to provide agency-sponsored or agency-identified training that meets the Annual training requirements of the 55 PA Code 6100.