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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-064: AAW and ACAP Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE) Revisions and Training
Purpose To provide updated PRE resources and to announce revisions to the PRE tool in QuestionPro and an upcoming Virtual Targeted Training (VTT) that will replace the existing PRE training module currently posted on MyODP
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Positive Approaches Journal Volume 9, Issue 1 Now Available!
Purpose The theme of this issue is Navigating the Justice System: Considerations, Best Practices, and Points to Ponder
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Virtual 2020 Pennsylvania Community of Practice Transition Conference
Purpose Each year the PA Community of Practice Transition Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders to share information, explore resources, and gain knowledge regarding successful practices in secondary transition. The conference will take place virtually on July 15, 2020. The full event program including a schedule of events, presenters, and a mail in registration form is attached.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-061: Requesting Provider Information - New Process for Reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff Due June 4
Purpose To provide updated guidance for reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-025: Registration Information Update for eCIS-ODP Business Partners
Purpose The Department of Human Services (DHS) is moving from CIS to a different system (eCIS) for viewing client data. All business partners and their users are required to register for access to eCIS. Data will be transitioned in four phases, the first of which was Phase 1 on February 18, 2020. Phase 2 occurred on May 18, 2020. Dates have been established for the final two phases of the transfer of data. Phase 3 is now scheduled for June 15, 2020 and will transition client data for 24 more counties. Client data for the remaining counties will be transitioned on July 13, 2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: AIDinPA Family Transition & Resource Guides
Purpose To assist with COVID-19 changes, AIDinPA - a collaboration between PA Healthcare Quality Units, ASERT, Community of Practice, and ODP – has compiled resources for easing community re-entry in compliance with state regulations while prioritizing an individual’s desires
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-063: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Reinstatement of the Supports Intensity Scale-Adult™ and Pennsylvania Supplement Assessments
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that effective June 1, 2020, the Supports Intensity Scale-Adult™ (SIS-ATM) and Pennsylvania (PA) Supplement assessments will be reinstated for counties that have transitioned to the yellow and green phases of Governor Wolf’s Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Resuming Licensing Inspections
Purpose Beginning May 28th, DHS will resume annual renewal inspections in alignment with the Governor’s plan to re-open parts of the state. This communication includes information about the phases for re-opening.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-062: ODP Administrative Entity (AE) Facility Based Community Participation Supports Readiness Tool for COVID-19
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of The Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Facility Based Community Participation Supports Readiness Tool for COVID-19.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-060: COVID-19 Reinstatement of Quality Assessment & Improvement Cycle 1 Year 3 Activities
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the reinstatement of Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Cycle 1 Year 3 (C1Y3) activities for entities in and/or moving into the yellow phase of Governor Wolf’s Process to Re-Open Pennsylvania.
Status: current