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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 24, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Supports Brokers
Name / Link: ODP 049-18: 2018 Supports Broker Certification Training
Purpose To announce the availability of 2018 Department approved Supports Broker certification training.
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: May 22, 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: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 15, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 048-18: Person Centered Thinking Training Reading and Somerset Sessions Added
Purpose To announce the availability of Person Centered Thinking training in Reading, PA and Somerset, PA and to provide registration information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 8, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 047-18: Webinar Recording Available Regarding Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Provider Self Assessment
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform providers of the availability of a webinar recording and accompanying PowerPoint regarding the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Provider Self-Assessment.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: 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 Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 045-18 : College of Direct Support Informational Webinar-- Administrative Overview and Refresher May 23rd 2018 2-3 pm
Purpose This is to announce a webinar providing an overview and refresher for using the College of Direct Supports (CDS).
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: May 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) Informational Webinars Presented by Office of Long Term Living
Purpose These webinars will cover the basics of the CESP, including the upcoming changes to the test delivery to be given in a computer-based format.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 6, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: May 2018
Purpose Please enjoy the latest edition of the ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 3, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 044-18 : Person-Centered Thinking Training--Adult Session Added
Purpose To announce the availability of a Person Centered Thinking training in Reading, PA and to provide registration information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 2, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Money Follows the Person (MFP) Initiative Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series
Purpose To announce a one day conference hosted by the Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services The Importance of Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as Key to Improving Outcomes for Individuals, Families, and Agencies.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 1, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The LifeSharing Coalition Presents the 6th Annual LifeSharing Conference
Purpose Announcing the 6th Annual Lifesharing Conference to be held October 15th & 16th 2018
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: May 1, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: PAEFSLMP 2018 Community of Practice Webinar Series : Best Practices in Rural Areas Part 2 (of a 3 part series) The Martin TN Experience
Purpose Dwayne Webb will discuss how St. John’s Community Services transformed the organizational culture of a rural agency in Martin, Tennessee. He will discuss the step by step processes that were utilized to move services away from sheltered workshop and day habilitation programs to those now successfully operating 100% in the community. He’ll also outline how the EFSLMP assisted with the organizational transformation process. Topics will include: Creating buy- in from all stakeholders, Barriers to transportation, Philosophy / Culture changes, Steps for organizational change to be effective, Funding strategies, Success stories and Post transformation growth.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 23, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 041-18 : College of Employment Services
Purpose To announce the availability of the College of Employment Services (CES) Online Association of Community Rehabilitation Educations (ACRE) Basic Employment Certification Course.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: April 30, 2018
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW 18-13 Admin Notice : Entering SIB-r Information into QuestionPro
Purpose To notify Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordinators (SCs) that raw score information from the Scales of Independent Behavior- Revised (SIB-r) should now be entered in QuestionPro.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 043-18 : ODP Releases 2016-17 Annual Data Report
Purpose To inform individuals that ODP has posted a 2016-17 annual data report, which is available online via the MyODP and DHS websites
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 26, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 042-18 : Changes in Money Follows the Person Funding for Start-Up and Transition Activities
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to notify interested parties of changes in the availability of Money Follows the Person (MFP) funding for start-up and transition activities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 22, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 041-18 : College Of Employment Services
Purpose To announce the availability of the College of Employment Services (CES) Online Association of Community Rehabilitation Educations (ACRE) Basic Employment Certification Course.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 23, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 040-18 : Guidance Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 ISP Renewal Period
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to provide guidance to AEs, SCOs, SCs and direct service providers for creating fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019 Individual Support Plans (ISPs).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 22, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 039-18 : Charting the LifeCourse Webcasts Now Available on MyODP
Purpose To announce the availability of webcasts on Charting the LifeCourse material.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 19, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 038-18 : Mental Health First Aid Course
Purpose Mental Health First Aid Courses are now available
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 17, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 037-18 : Launch of the ISAC hub
Purpose To announce that the Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC) hub is now live on MyODP.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: March 2018 (Accessible Version)
Purpose Please enjoy the latest edition of the ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 8, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: February 2018
Purpose Please enjoy the latest edition of the ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 16, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 036-18 : Additional face-to-face Medication Administration Summer Face to Face classes 2018
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs would like to announce additional face-toface Medication Administration classroom training sessions scheduled for summer, 2018.
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: Autism Services
Issue Date: April 11, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW18-12 Announcement : Spring 2018 Schedule of Virtual Trainings Presented by the BAS Clinical Team
Purpose To announce the Spring 2018 schedule of virtual trainings presented by the BAS Clinical Team. These trainings are primarily designed for AAW and ACAP providers. Trainings that are also open to providers serving individuals with autism in other programs, including the Consolidated and P/FDS waivers, are indicated on the schedule below.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 11, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 034-18 : Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 Vacancy Exception Process
Purpose This communication includes information for providers regarding the procedures related to the residential habilitation vacancy factor exception for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 10, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 035-18 : Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Self-Assessment Period
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform providers that the period for required completion of the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Provider Self-Assessment is from April 11 – June 12, 2018 and to provide guidance for completion of the self-assessments.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: April 9, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Registration Open: Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC) 2018
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs, Bureau of Autism Services, is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 11th Annual PA Autism Training Conference (PATC) for Professionals, to be held June 5-7, 2018 in Lancaster, PA.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: April 2018 (Accessible Version)
Purpose Please enjoy the latest edition of the ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 033-18 : Person Centered Thinking Training Available
Purpose To announce the availability of two more sessions of two-day Person Centered
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 5, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PAEFSLMP 2018 Community of Practice Webinar Series : Best Practices in Rural Areas Part 1 (of a 3 part series) The Martin TN Experience
Purpose Tom will discuss how St. John’s Community Services, a historic non-profit, merged with a rural agency in Martin TN and transformed it from center based to community based. He’ll discuss the initial challenges faced and the tools used. He’ll also outline the transformation process using the ODEP assessment tool and discuss the adventure during the first 3 years of the process. Topics will include: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Customer Focus, Operations, Knowledge Management and Results.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Certified Investigators
Name / Link: 032-18 : Certified Investigator Peer Review Spring Courses Now Open for Registration
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to notify ODP stakeholders that registration for the Certified Investigator Peer Review Course is now available on MyODP.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 5, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 031-18 : Electronic Visit Verification Update
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is request that providers of ODP services complete the electronic visit verification (EVV) survey by Friday, April 20, 2018 to inform the Department of Human Service (DHS) implementation of EVV.
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: April 6, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: CHC Southeast Kickoff Communication
Purpose Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for individuals who are eligible for both Medical Assistance and Medicare (dual eligibles), older adults, and individuals with physical disabilities — serving more people in communities while giving them the opportunity to work, spend more time with their families, and experience an overall better quality of life. When implemented, CHC will improve services for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Supporting Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan:  A Facilitated Panel Discussion presented as part of the Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series
Purpose This facilitated panel session will cover topics related to health and wellness as a person ages. The presenters will review some of the normal/expected changes related to aging including changes in activity and endurance, medication effects, metabolism and cognitive processes. The presenters will also discuss some of the more common pathologies to look for including symptoms of dementia, or other physical illnesses as it relates to someone with an intellectual disability and/or Autism. A person’s environment will be closely examined and how modifications can be applied to better support someone as they age and cognitively decline. Positive recommendations for support will be offered throughout the presentation.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: March 30, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: BAW18-11 Informational Memo : For PA Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Service Providers
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Supports & Services Directory is now published.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 29, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 030-18 : Training Opportunity Related to Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities that are Victims of Crime
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs is pleased to announce a free training opportunity sponsored by Milestone Health Care Quality Unit West (HCQU) related to best practices for interviewing individuals with disabilities who are victims of a crime.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 22, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  2018 PA Community Alliance Summit- Seeking Pop-up Talks! Applications are due Friday, March 30, 2018
Purpose On behalf of the PA Developmental Disabilities Council, we are sharing this information and asking you to consider submitting an application.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 29, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 029-18 : REISSUE Community Participation Support ISP FY 18-19 Renewal Template
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to release a Community Participation Support (CPS) template to assist in addressing both CPS authorization issues for Fiscal Year (FY) 17-18 and CPS authorization needs for FY 18-19 Individual Support Plan (ISP) renewals.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: March 26, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PATC 2018 - SAVE THE DATE!
Purpose This conference is designed to provide professionals with the tools to support individuals with ASD. It will focus on addressing real-life situations faced by those who work directly with children and/or adults with autism.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 20, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 028-18 : Now Available: Life Sharing and Respite Question and Answer Document
Purpose This ODP communication is intended to provide clarification regarding the provision of discrete Respite services for individuals who are authorized to receive Life Sharing services as well as clarification on the provision of Respite in Life Sharing homes. This communication applies to Life Sharing and/or Respite services rendered through the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support or Community Living waiver.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: March 5, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW18-10 Announcement : SPRING 2018 Statewide ASD Seminars: Comprehensive Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) Training
Purpose To communicate that registration is open for upcoming free statewide professional training opportunities: Comprehensive FBA Training, provided by the Bureau of Autism Services Clinical Team
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 027-18 : CDS and Fires Safety Licensing Requirements
Purpose To communicate which current regulatory sections are supported by the Courses in the College of Direct Supports (CDS).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 026-18 : Clarifications on Residential Service Staffing Ratios and Supplemental Habilitation in Residential Habilitation Services
Purpose To provide guidance to interested parties on team discussions and documentation of staffing ratios and guidance on Supplemental Habilitation in Residential Habilitation services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 025-18 : Updating AE, SCO and Provider Contact Information for Quality Assessment & Improvement Process
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Announcement is intended to instruct AEs, SCOs and Providers to review and submit updates of their primary and secondary contact information for the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Process by close of business Friday, April 13, 2018.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 1, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 024-18 : Certified Investigator Forum - March Date - Now Available
Purpose To communicate to the above entities that Temple University’s Institute on Protective Services will be facilitating a Forum for Certified Investigators (CIs).
Status: archive
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: March 4, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Governor's Proclamation: National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month - March 2018
Purpose To recognize the many accomplishments and contributions of people with a developmental disability.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 27, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 023-18 : ISP Manual Update: Life Sharing Codes in the Consolidated and Community Living Waivers
Purpose To inform interested parties of an omission in the Life Sharing section of the Individual Support Plan (ISP) Manual, issued Dec. 1, 2017, and to provide related clarification.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: February 23, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to provide AAW Supports Coordinators with additional guidance to support new Quarterly Summary Reporting (QSR) roles and responsibilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: February 23, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link:
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to notify providers of new Quarterly Summary Reports (QSR) roles and responsibilities effective March 1, 2018
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 22, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 022-18 : Public Comment Opportunity: Draft HCBS Provider Self-Assessment Tools
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform stakeholders that the draft Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Provider Self-Assessment Tools are available for public comment.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 20, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link:
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform service providers that additional sessions of the face-to-face training are now available.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 19, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 020-18 : Waiver and LifeCourse Training Available for People with Disabilities and Families
Purpose To announce the availability of Waiver and LifeCourse training for people and families and to provide registration information.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: February 16, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW18-07 Announcement : Statewide ASD Seminars: Comprehensive FBA Training SPRING 2018: SAVE THE DATE!
Purpose To communicate upcoming free statewide professional training opportunities: Comprehensive FBA Training, provided by the Bureau of Autism Services Clinical Team
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 16, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 019-18 : Quality Management (QM) Recertification for 2016 ODP QM Certificate Holders
Purpose To announce QM Recertification requirements for 2016 ODP QM Certificate Holders; to build and sustain quality management capacity by enhancing the knowledge and skills of staff who function as leaders in quality management throughout the service delivery system.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 15, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 018-18 : Supports Coordinator Orientation Curriculum New Course: You are the Keystone for Individuals and Families
Purpose To inform stakeholders of the new SC Orientation course available on MyODP.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: February 13, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW18-06 Informational Memo : Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Service Utilization Review
Purpose To explain the Service Utilization Review as part of the Annual Review Plan process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: February 13, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW18-05 Informational Memo : AAW Service Utilization Review: Frequently Asked Questions
Purpose To address frequently asked questions about the Service Utilization Review Signature Form required as part of the Annual Review Plan process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 017-18 : Discontinued Requirement for Transportation Trip Cost Reports
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform the above mentioned audience that the transportation cost reporting is no longer required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 016-18 : Everyday Lives Conference Presentations Now Available
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the availability of Everyday Lives Conference Presentations.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 9, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 015-18 : Guidance on Vocational Skill Development in the Community Living Waiver
Purpose To inform interested parties of a change that will be made in the Community Living Waiver regarding an 18 month limitation on vocational skill development in Community Participation Support service definition.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 1, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 014-18 : 2017 Everyday Lives: Values in Action - Information Sharing and Advisory Committee Recommendations, Strategies, and Performance Measures is Available on MyODP.org
Purpose To inform individuals that the 2017 Everyday Lives: Values in Action – Information Sharing and Advisory Committee Recommendations, Strategies, and Performance Measures booklet is available online at MyODP.org.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 29, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW18-04 Admin Notice : AAW Progress Reporting Changes and Updates
Purpose To announce trainings to outline the new Quarterly Summary Report (QSR) process for the Adult Autism Waiver.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 013-18 : Mileage Rate Change Effective January 1, 2018
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announcement is intended to: 1. Announce a change in rate for mileage reimbursement effective January 1, 2018; 2. Instruct Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) how to add transportation mile to the vendor screens; 3. Instruct direct service providers how to submit claim adjustments, if applicable.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 012-18 : ISP Manual Update: Respite Camp Codes in the Consolidated, P/FDS and Community Living Waivers
Purpose To inform interested parties of the procedure codes and service units for the Respite Camp service, which were inadvertently omitted from the Individual Support Plan (ISP) Manual, issued Dec. 1, 2017.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 011-18 : Waiver Renewal Implementation Provider Qualification Process
Purpose The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires a statewide process to ensure providers are qualified to render services to waiver-funded individuals. The below described Provider Qualification Process outlines the steps the Assigned AE and provider must follow to meet these requirements.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: January 26, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW18-03 Informational Memo : AAW Supports & Services Directory (January 2018)
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Supports & Services Directory is now published.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 29, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 010-18 : Final Public Notice for Proposed Fee Schedule Rates and Proposed Rate-Setting Methodology
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce the issuance of the final public notice for proposed fee schedule rates and Department-established fees, as well as the public notice for the proposed rate-setting methodology are available in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 25, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 009-18 : Now Available: Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Statewide Aggregate Report of Self-Assessments for Cycle 1 Year 1
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication announces the release of the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Statewide Aggregate Report of Self-Assessments for Cycle 1 Year 1
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 25, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 008-18 : Now Available: Train the Trainer version of the Community Participation Supports for Direct Support Professionals
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform Consolidated, Community Living and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver service providers that the face-to-face training is now ready for agencies offering Community Participation Support services.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 24, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 007-18 : Office of Victim Services Assessment
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce two (2) surveys, conducted by The Office of Victim Services at Pa Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) as part of a statewide Victim Services Needs Assessment.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 23, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 006-18 : Initial Certified Investigator Course Spring Offerings are now available
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to notify ODP stakeholders that the Initial Certified Investigator course offerings are now available on MyODP.org.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 22, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 005-18 : REMINDER Provider Requalification
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to inform all direct service providers and vendors, whose Last Digit of their MPI# is 0, 1, or 2 that they must submit their qualification documentation to their Assigned AE after February 1st but no later than March 31st of this year.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 19, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 004-18 : Additional face-to-face Medication Administration classroom training sessions scheduled spring 2018
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs would like to announce additional face-toface Medication Administration classroom training sessions scheduled for the spring, 2018.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 17, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 003-18 : National Core Indicators Releases 2016 Staff Stability Survey Report
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to announce the release of the National Core Indicators’ 2016 Staff Stability Survey Report, which provides comprehensive, stateby-state data on the workforce of Direct Support Professionals providing supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 5, 2018
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: January 2018
Purpose Please enjoy the latest edition of the ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: January 10, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: BAW18-02 Announcement : Winter 2018 Schedule of Virtual Trainings Presented by the BAS Clinical Team
Purpose To announce the Winter 2018 schedule of virtual trainings presented by the BAS Clinical Team. These trainings are primarily designed for AAW and ACAP providers. Trainings that are also open to providers serving individuals with autism in other programs, including the Consolidated and P/FDS waivers, are indicated on the attached expanded schedule.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: January 3, 2018
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW18-01 Admin Notice: Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) Manual Now Available
Purpose To communicate the availability of the Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) Manual and accompanying appendices.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: December 24, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-41 Info Memo : SPeCTRUM 2.0: BAS Autism Competency Training Modules 1 & 2 Now Available
Purpose To communicate the availability of the first two modules of SPeCTRUM 2.0: BAS Autism Competency Training
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 18, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 002-18 : Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Increase for Calendar Year 2018
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs announcement is intended to communicate that the Federal SSI payment will increase beginning January 2018.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 2, 2018
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 001-18 : ODP Opens Application for Spring 2018 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes
Purpose To provide information on the application process for ODP’s Spring 2018 QM Certification Classes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 131-17 : NOW AVAILABLE: Community Living Waiver Approved by CMS Effective January 1, 2018
Purpose To announce that the new Community Living Waiver has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is available on the Department of Human Services website
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: December 22, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 130-17 : Transition Time Extended for Compliance with Provider Qualifications for Enhanced Respite, In-Home and Community Support and Community Participation Supports
Purpose To announce an extension to March 31, 2018 of the transition period for providers and Support Service Professionals (SSPs) of enhanced Respite, In-Home and Community Support and Community Participation Support to meet the new enhanced service qualifications outlined in the approved waivers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 20, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 129-17 : Upcoming Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) Credential Examinations
Purpose To assist providers in meeting the qualification requirements for the aforementioned waiver services and positions, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is sharing a list of Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) examinations that are currently scheduled in Pennsylvania and contiguous states, as well as a brief description of the CESP examination.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 21, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 128-17 : Provider Eligibility Program (PEP) Code for Community Living Waiver Added to Existing Provider Enrollments
Purpose In anticipation of approval for the Community Living Waiver by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on January 1, 2018, the Office of Developmental Programs added the provider eligibility program (PEP)1 code for the Community Living Waiver to all active enrolled providers.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: December 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 127-17 : Instructions for Updating ISPs Due to Changes in Select Agency With Choice Fee Schedule Rates
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to provide SCs with information on how to calculate the total amount of AWC FMS services and revise ISPs due to rate changes for select In-Home and Community Support and Respite services using the final fee schedule rates found in Attachment 1.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 21, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-40 Info Memo: AAW Supports & Services Directory (November 2017)
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Supports & Services Directory is now published.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 21, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-39 Info Memo: New Tip Sheet Regarding Service Authorization Notices
Purpose To introduce a tip sheet for providers regarding service authorization notices in HCSIS and to remind providers to review service authorization notices prior to delivering services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 29, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Everyday Lives Conference Updated Save the Date: Registration Fees and More! Jan 9-11, 2018
Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs to widely share the attached updated “Save the Date” announcement about the 2018 Everyday Lives Conference! This flyer includes information about the conference registration fees.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: December 5, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 126-17 : CMS Approves the Targeted Support Management State Plan Amendment Effective August 20, 2017
Purpose This communication announces that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved an amendment to the Targeted Support Management service in the Medical Assistance State Plan and provides an overview of notable changes.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 29, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 125-17 : Guidance for Individual Cap Exceptions for Person/Family Directed Support Waiver
Purpose To inform all parties of steps that need to be taken to implement individual cap exceptions for individuals who had 6-month authorizations because rate changes resulted in the individual exceeding the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver cap with no change in services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 124-17 : College of Direct Support Webinar - Frontline Supervision and Management Skills Webinar, December 12, 2017, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Purpose This is to announce a Webinar to discuss using CDS to enhance frontline supervision and management skills.
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 15, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Save the Date! Everyday Lives Conference, Jan. 9-11, 2018
Purpose Tuesday-Thursday January 9-11, 2018 The Hershey Lodge 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 Information about registration will be coming soon. If you are interested in being notified when registration opens, please visit the home page survey and leave us your name and email address. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 14, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-38 Info Memo: AAW Provider Information Table Reissued (Fiscal Year 2017-2018)
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Provider Information Table is now published
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: November 7, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Name / Link: BAW17-37 Admin Notice: New Restrictive Intervention Plan Indicator
Purpose To communicate a new restrictive procedure plan indicator in the Behavioral Support Plan (BSP)
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: October 14, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW17-36 Info Memo: Adult Autism Waiver Amendment Approval
Purpose To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) has received approval for the Adult Autism Waiver amendment.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 16, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 123-17 : Sexuality Survey Your Participation is Needed
Purpose As a leader in the field of disabilities and your leadership role within your organization, ODP invites you to participate in a short on-line survey. The survey is being conducted on behalf of ODP and its committee by Bev Frantz, PhD, Institute on Disabilities
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: November 15, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 122-17 : Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit (PADES) December 6 – 7, 2017 Registration Now Open
Purpose To announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit (PADES).
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 16, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 121-17 : Now Available: Employment Services Question and Answer Document
Purpose This ODP communication is intended to provide clarification on the employment services (Advanced Supported Employment, Supported Employment, Small Group Employment, and the employment-specific services in Community Participation Support) in the approved Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers effective July 1, 2017.
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: November 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 120-17 : New Supports Coordinator (SC) Orientation
Purpose To notify SCOs of the new SC Orientation on MyODP.
Status: current
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