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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: August 28, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: OMHSAS & ODP Statewide Positive Approaches & Practices Meeting Sept 27,2018
Purpose The mission of this group is: “To improve people’s lives by increasing local capacity to provide supports to individuals with mental health and behavioral challenges through the guiding principles of Positive Approaches, Everyday Lives and the Recovery Movement with cross-office collaboration.”
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: July 10, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Department of Human Services Announces Successful Transition of Hamburg State Center Residents to Community-Based Settings
Purpose DHS Public Announcement
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: June 3, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 052-18 : Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 Needs Exception Allowance Rates for Period July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Purpose The purpose of this Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announcement is to inform the above mentioned audience that ODP will be initiating the approved FY 17-18 Needs Exception Allowance rates for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 and a provider/individual specific letter will not be issued.
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: May 21, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: EFSLMP Provider Transformation 2.0 Webinar Series
Purpose These webinars are designed for community rehabilitation providers (CRPs) who have already begun to transform their service delivery model to one with an emphasis on competitive, integrated employment as the priority outcome for individuals served.
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: April 11, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Wolf Administration Celebrates Individuals with Autism
Purpose The Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller joined community members Tuesday evening at a monthly meeting of Spectrum Friends, a support group of local adults with autism, to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: August 29, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 097-17: DHS Posts on eMarketplace Solicitation for Everyday Lives Conference Planner and Manager
Purpose Solicitation for Everyday Lives Conference Planner and Manager
Status: archive
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: June 5, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Statewide Positive Approaches and Best Practices Committee
Purpose Presentation by the Bureau of Autism: Building Autism Competence: Identifying Needs and (re) Conceptualizing What We Know About Autism
Status: archive
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: April 3, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Pennsylvania Invites Artists with a Disability to Submit Their Visions of Pennsylvania
Purpose Today Pennsylvania launches its third statewide art contest for artists with a disability, Art: the Universal Language. This year’s theme will be Visions of Pennsylvania. Artists of all ages are encouraged to share their vision and interpretation of Pennsylvania, whether they show their rendering of its natural beauty, city streets, its people, or any other aspect of the commonwealth.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: March 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Statewide Positive Approaches and Best Practices Committee
Purpose To provide information about the committee meeting being held on April 27, 2017. Morning topic will be Peer Support: Collaboration with ODP & OMHSAS in support of a Positive Approach and Best Practice with the serving the Complex/ Dual Diagnosis Individual. Afternoon session will be Mental Health and Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities 101.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: March 18, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Notice - Transfer of Licensing Functions to ODP
Purpose I am pleased to announce that, on April 1, 2017, Intellectual Disabilities Licensing (IDL) functions will transition to the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). *Providers of licensed intellectual disability services will not experience a disruption in the licensing process.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: January 10, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Department of Human Services to Help More People to Live in the Community
Purpose Today, Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Ted Dallas announced that DHS plans to close the Hamburg State Center (Hamburg) for people with intellectual disabilities in Berks County. DHS will also close the civil section of Norristown State Hospital (Norristown) in Montgomery County. The closures are expected to take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete as residents transition to the community.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: January 3, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Department of Human Services Kicks Off Supporting Families Initiative by Awarding Regional Grants
Purpose The Department of Human Services (DHS) today kicks off its Supporting Families Initiative by awarding $5,000 grants to 19 regional collaboratives committed to encouraging families of individuals with intellectual disabilities or autism to have high expectations of full and purposeful lives.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: October 20, 2016
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Pennsylvania Commemorates the Act that Transformed Supports and Services for Individuals with Mental Illness or an Intellectual Disability
Purpose Fifty years ago today, Pennsylvania’s Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Act of 1966 began transforming the face of supports and services for individuals with mental illness or an intellectual disability.
Status: archive