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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 13, 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: 113-17 : Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Fiscal Monitoring
Purpose To provide notification of the process and timelines for the fiscal monitoring component of the QA&I process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: October 10, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Name / Link: BAS Training Survey: Your input is needed!
Purpose Do you work with adults with autism? Help us learn about your training experience and needs! By completing this survey, you can help us improve the BAS Trainings.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: October 12, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 112-17 : Now Available: New Community Participation Supports Training Module 6: Introduction to Community Mapping
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the sixth module of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: October 11, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 111-17 : Guidance for Supports Coordinators and Administrative Entities for the Transition of Bahavioral Supports for People Who Receive Residential Services in the Consolidated Waiver
Purpose To provide additional guidance related to the transition of Behavioral Supports as a discrete service to an integrated component of residential services in the Consolidated Waiver.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 6, 2017
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 Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 110-17 : Wage and Employee Related Expense (ERE) Survey for Waiver Service Provider Staff
Purpose This communication is to inform you of the availability and due date for the ODP Wage and ERE Survey.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 2, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 109-17 : October 10 Deadline for Registering to Vote in November Elections
Purpose To inform eligible Pennsylvania citizens of the deadline to register to vote in the November 7, 2017 Elections.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 29, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 108-17 : Professional Development Opportunity: But, They Didn't Call it Rape: Unpacking the Dynamics of Sexual Violence and Effectively Responding to Sexual Abuse in the Lives of People with Developmental Disabilities
Purpose This training opportunity provides six (6) credit hours of professional development that will educate participants about sexual violence, resources offered to victims (including medical and other supports available through the local rape crisis centers), and navigating the criminal justice system in relation to the disclosure of a sexual assault.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 29, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 107-17 : Now Available: Train the Trainer Sessions For Providers of Community Participation Supports who are using the Hybrid Training Model
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform Consolidated 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 and implementing the hybrid training model.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 27, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-35 Info Memo: AAW Supports & Services Directory (September 2017)
Purpose To communicate that the most recent AAW Supports & Services Directory is now published.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 106-17 : Now Available: New Community Participation Supports Training Module 5, Person Centered Planning
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the fifth module of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 26, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 105-17 Memo : Public Comment Opportunity: Sexual Health, Personal Responsibilities and Sexual Guidelines Bulletin
Purpose To announce that the draft Sexual Health, Personal Responsibilities and Sexuality Guidelines bulletin is available for public review and comment. There is a 45-day public comment period on the information proposed in this bulletin that starts on September 26, 2017 and ends on November 10, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 26, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Certified Investigators
Name / Link: 104-17 : Certified Investigator Forum October 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: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 25, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 103-17: Person Centered Thinking Training Available
Purpose To announce the availability of more sessions of two-day Person Centered Thinking training and to provide registration information.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 102-17 : Reminder : Fiscal Year (FY) 16-17 Vacancy Exception Process and Submission Date Extended to October 31, 2017
Purpose This communication includes information for providers regarding the procedures related to the residential habilitation vacancy factor for Fiscal Year (FY) 16-17.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 101-17 : Proposed Community Living Waiver Webinar Now Available on MyODP
Purpose To announce an overview of the Office of Development Programs (ODP) Proposed Community Living Waiver is now posted and available on MyODP. The link to the site is: https://www.myodp.org/course/view.php?id=1026. Both the power point and recording of the webinar can be found there.
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 14, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW17-34 Info Memo: Search functionality of the Manage Plan-Individual Search screen in HCSIS
Purpose To announce updates made to the search functionality of the Manage Plan- Individual Search screen in HCSIS
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 13, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW17-33 Admin Notice: Changes to AAW Initial Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Annual Review Plan (ARP) Checklists
Purpose To communicate changes to the AAW Regional Office Initial Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Annual Review Plan (ARP) Checklists.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 15, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 100-17 : Guidance for Completing FY 17-18 Individual Support Plans for Individuals Who Receive Residential Habilitation
Purpose To inform all parties of the September 30, 2017 deadline and steps that need to be taken to complete Individual Support Plans (ISPs) for FY17-18 for individuals who receive residential services who had 6-month authorizations.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: September 15, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 099-17 : Guidance for Completing FY 17-18 Individual Support Plans for Individuals Who Were Projected to Exceed the P/FDS Cap Due to Rate Changes
Purpose To inform all parties of steps that need to be taken to complete Individual Support Plans (ISPs) for FY17-18 for individuals who had 6-month authorizations because rate increases 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: Autism Services
Issue Date: September 7, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW17-31 Announcement: REGISTER NOW! Six New Training Series are being presented by the BAS Clinical Team in FALL 2017 - UPDATED
Purpose To announce registration is open for six new virtual training series 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: September 10, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Name / Link: BAW17-32 Admin Notice : Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE): Updated Resources and Upcoming Training
Purpose To provide updated Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE) resources and announce an upcoming technical assistance opportunity
Status: current
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: September 11, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Honoring Direct Support Professionals (Governor's Proclamation) (Nancy's Letter)
Purpose September 10-16, 2017 is Direct Support Professionals week. The Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of the Governor would like to take this time to honor all Direct Support Professionals. Please see the attachments above from Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler and Governor Wolf. Thank you for all you do to improve the quality of Everyday Lives!
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 8, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 098-17 : Clarification on Requirements for Individual Support Plan Team Meetings for Change Requests in Community Participation Support Services
Purpose To clarify the requirements for Individual Support Plan (ISP) team meetings in relation to requests for changes in percentage of time in community settings for individuals receiving Community Participation Supports (CPS) services in the Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: August 30, 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: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 31, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-31: Save the Date! Six New Training Series being presented by the BAS Clinical Team in Fall 2017 
Purpose To announce six new virtual training series, and the schedules for each training series, for AAW and ACAP providers, presented by the BAS Clinical Team. 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: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 30, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 096-17: Provider Qualification and Enrollment Course Webinar Posted on MyODP
Purpose To announce that ODP has posted a Provider Qualification and Enrollment Course
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 25, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: Issue 12 (Accessible Version)
Purpose Please enjoy the August 2017 edition of 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: August 29, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 095-15 : PA Department of Human Services Medication Administration Training Program Fall 2017 Classroom Trainings
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs would like to announce additional face-to-face Medication Administration classroom training sessions scheduled for the autumn of 2017. The last 2017 class is scheduled for December 19, 2017. After that, the next set of Face to Face classes will start in March of 2018.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 29, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 094-17 : Employment Service Definition Quick Guide for Consolidated and P/FDS Waivers Now Available
Purpose To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is releasing the Employment Service Definition Quick Guide for Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support and Base Funded Individuals.
Status: current
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Issued By: Upcoming Events
Issue Date: August 29, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Advanced Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA): Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Develop Quality FBAs
Purpose Please see the announcement above about a free training opportunity presented by the Bureau of Autism Services Clinical Team, as part of the Dual Diagnosis Conference Series.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 23, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 093-17 : ODP Will Hold Two Webinars to Receive Public Comments on the Proposed Community Living Waiver
Purpose To announce that Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) will hold two webinars to receive comments on the proposed Community Living Waiver.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 26, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 092-17: Registration is Open for Supports Broker Certification Training
Purpose To announce the availability of Department approved Supports Broker certification training.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 22, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 091-17: Public Comment Opportunity – New Proposed Community Living Waiver, Effective January 1, 2018, Including Proposed Rate Setting Methodology and Fee Schedule Rates
Purpose To announce that two public notices regarding the new proposed Community Living Waiver are available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period for information contained in both of the notices regarding the Community Living Waiver that starts on August 26, 2017 and ends on September 25, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 22, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 090-17: Community Participation Support Training Module 4: Inclusion /Integration Now Available on MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that Module 4 of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 20, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 089-17 : Registration Open for Experience the Employment Connection 2017
Purpose To announce the opening of registration for Experience the Employment Connection (EEC) 2017 and to encourage you to share this information with colleagues involved in service planning for people with disabilities to increase competitive integrated employment for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 21, 2017
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: BAW17-30 Admin Notice : Ensuring Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) Meet AAW Qualifications 
Purpose To remind providers of their responsibility to ensure that DSPs meet the established qualifications for service provision.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 16, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 088-17: Now Available: 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 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.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 16, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 087-17: Public Comment Opportunity: Advance Notice of Final Rulemaking Regarding Fee Schedule Rates for Home and Community-Based Supports
Purpose As part of the development of the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6100 regulations, ODP is soliciting comments on changes it is recommending to 55 Pa. Code § 6100.571 (relating to fee schedule rates) as proposed rulemaking published within 46 Pa.B. 7061 (November 5, 2016).
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 13, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 086-17 : REISSUE Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Service (FMS) Organization Listing
Purpose To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all of their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model, and are in the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. Currently, this information is not available in the Services and Supports Directory that is in the Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS).
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 12, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-29 Administrative Notice: Clarifications Regarding Adult Autism Waiver Employment Services
Purpose To provide updated clarifications regarding the Career Planning (Vocational Assessment and Job Finding) and Supported Employment (Intensive Job Coaching and Extended Employment Supports) services and provider training requirements.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 13, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 086-17 : Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Service (FMS) Organization Listing
Purpose To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all of their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model, and are in the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. Currently, this information is not available in the Services and Supports Directory that is in the Home and Community Services Information System (HCSIS).
Status: archive
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 10, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 085-17 : New Courses on Person Centered Thinking and Dementia Care Are Available on MyODP
Purpose To announce the addition of two new ODP courses on MyODP: 1. “Foundations of Person Centered Thinking.” 2. “Overview of Dementia Capable Care for People with Intellectual Disability” professional development course.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 084-17 : REISSUE SIS™ Urgent Request Process Quick Tips Sheet
Purpose To announce that ODP is reissuing Communication 084-17 because ODP has updated and rereleased a “SIS™ Urgent Request Process Quick Tips Sheet” and posted it on MyODP Training and Resource Center as a reminder of the policy and procedure of SIS™ urgent requests.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 8, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 083-17 : NOW AVAILABLE: Transition of Behavioral Support in Residential Services Question and Answer Document
Purpose This ODP communication is intended to provide clarification on changes to residential services as specified in the approved Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 8, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 082-17 : Now Available: New Community Participation Supports Training Modules - 2. What are Community Participation Supports, 3. Where Community Participation Supports are Provided
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the second and third modules of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 4, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 081-17 : VERSION 7 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017‐2018 FAQs
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 7 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 31, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 079-17 : Issuance of the Corrected Waiver Level of Care Reevaluation Form
Purpose To reissue a corrected version of the tool entitled “Waiver Level of Care Reevaluation Form” (Attachment E) that originally was issued as one of the attachments to the draft Individual Eligibility for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver Services bulletin (ODP Communication 073-17). This corrected copy will also be attached to ODP communication 073-17.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 1, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW17-28  Admin Notice : Documenting Participant Consent to ISP Revisions
Purpose To inform AAW Supports Coordinators (SC) of the requirement to receive and document verbal consent from the participant when the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) requests certain revisions to the initial or annual ISP, and to inform BAS when a participant disagrees with those revisions.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: August 1, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-26 Info Memo : Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Service Providers
Purpose Please find attached the most recent “offline version” of the Adult Autism Waiver’s Supports & Services Directory (SSD) for July 2017. The online COMPASS SSD is still available but the attached directory is a more reliable source of up-to-date information. SPECIAL NOTE TO PROVIDERS: Please review your contact information in the SSD. If it requires updating, send your corrected information via email to ra-pwbasprovenroll@pa.gov with “SSD” in the Subject Line.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: August 4, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 080-17 : FAQs Updated for Quality Assurance and Improvement Process Now Posted on My ODP
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce the Quality Assurance and Improvement Process FAQS has been updated on 8/4/17 and now is available on My ODP.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 078-17 : VERSION 6 Fiscal Year (FY) 2017‐2018 FAQs
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 6 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: Issue 11   (Accessible Version)
Purpose Please enjoy the July 2017 edition of 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: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: July 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 077-17 : Experience the Employment Connection 2017 Locations, Application Deadline Change, EEC Website
Purpose To announce event dates and locations for Experience the Employment Connection (EEC) 2017, a final change in the team application deadline and the existence of the EEC website to encourage you to share this information with colleagues involved in service planning for people with disabilities to increase competitive integrated employment for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 059-17 : ODP Audit Requirement 2016 - 2017
Purpose ODP has changed their Waiver rate setting methodology. The Waiver residential services will be paid on a fee schedule effective January 1, 2018, and the Waiver transportation services will be paid on a fee schedule effective July 1, 2018. ODP will no longer be using cost reports for rate setting for Waiver residential and transportation services; the last cost report used for rate setting will be the FY 15-16 cost report. Since there is no cost report requirement for the waiver expenses incurred in FY 16-17, ODP no longer has a requirement for the submission of an audit.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 25, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 076-17 : 2015-2016 Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Annual Statewide Reports Available on MyODP Website
Purpose The Purpose of this announcement is to inform all stakeholders that the 2015-2016 IM4Q Annual Statewide Report has been added to the IM4Q section of the MyODP website. The statewide report will also be available in two user-friendly formats; one uses charts to convey information and the other uses icons to do so.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: July 12, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-25 Admin Notice : Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS): Next Steps and Reminders
Purpose To communicate next steps and reminders for implementing Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS)
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BAW17-24 Info Memo : Adult Autism Waiver Capacity Increase 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 Capacity Increase amendment.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 21, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 075-17 : Now Available: The “Why” – Everyday Lives Module 1 of the Required Community Participation Supports Training
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers that the first module of the required Community Participation Supports training is now available on MyODP.org and to provide additional information on the curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 074-17 : Invitation to Participate In ODP Information Sharing Webinar Series
Purpose To share information about a new ODP webinar series connecting the Everyday Lives visions, values, and recommendations from ODP’s Information Sharing and Advisory Committee with the Consolidated and P/FDS waiver renewals.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 19, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 073-17 : Public Comment Opportunity: Draft Bulletin on Individual Eligibility for Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Services (Draft Attachments)
Purpose To announce the availability of the draft Individual Eligibility for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver Services bulletin and attachments.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 072-17 : Additional Quality Assessment and Improvement Process Resources Available on MyODP
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce the availability of additional Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) documents. The documents are the presentations from the July 19, 2017, Statewide QA&I meeting and a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 18, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 071-17 : Request for Quote (RFQ): Systems Transformation and Capacity Building Project Posted to Commonwealth eMarketPlace
Purpose To announce the solicitation for a request for quote (RFQ) from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor and Industry.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 14, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 070-17 : Fiscal Year (FY) 2017/2018 FAQs Version 5
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 5 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 10, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 069-17 : ODP Opens Fall 2017 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes
Purpose To provide information on the application process for ODP’s Fall 2017 QM Certification Classes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-23 Announcement : July - August 2017 Schedule of Virtual Trainings for AAW & ACAP Providers & New Training Access Procedures
Purpose To announce the July - August schedule of virtual trainings for AAW and ACAP providers, presented by the BAS Clinical Team. Trainings that are also open to providers within the Consolidated and P/FDS waivers are indicated below.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 5, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 062-17 : Addendum to Updated Crosswalk Tool Reflecting Statewide Rate
Purpose ODP is providing an updated version of the Residential Habilitation Crosswalk Tool included with announcement 062-17. Please use the tool provided with this addendum in place of the one originally provided.
Status: current
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: June 27, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Wolf Administration Advocates for Legislative Support of Funding for Intellectual Disabilities Waitlist
Purpose Today, the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Deputy Secretary for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Nancy Thaler was joined by providers, stakeholders, and families affected by the current Intellectual Disabilities (ID) waitlist at The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh at ACHIEVA, advocating for Governor Wolf’s proposed 2017-2018 budget and its positive effect on the waitlist.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 060-17 : Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Approves ODP’s Home and Community Based Waiver Renewals
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved ODP’s Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (PFDS) waivers.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Status of Rate Reporting in Intermediate Care Facility for Intellectual Disability (ICF/ID)
Purpose This announcement is intended to provide information on the 2015-2016 rate setting process for ICF/ID providers.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: July 3, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 068-17 : Go-Live of the New Quality Assessment & Improvement Process: All Self-Assessments Begin July 1, 2017
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication announces the start of Cycle 1 of the Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) Process.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 067-17 : Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 FAQs Version 4
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 4 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 066-17 : Now Available: Community Participation Supports Question and Answer Document
Purpose This ODP communication is intended to provide clarification on the new Community Participation Supports service as specified in the approved Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 29, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 065-17 : Consolidated and P/FDS Consolidated Request for Variance to Established Service Requirements Effective July 1, 2017
Purpose This ODP communication is intended to describe the process to request a variance to the established waiver service requirements as specified in the approved Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 064-17 : Consolidated and P/FDS Agency With Choice Wage Ranges, Benefit Allowance and Corresponding Department established fees for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2017
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to provide the proposed Department established fees and the corresponding wage range tables for specific participant directed services provided to participants utilizing the AWC FMS model effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 063-17 : Consolidated and P/FDS Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent Wage and Benefit Ranges for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2017
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to issue the proposed wage and benefit range tables for specific participant directed services (PDS) provided to participants utilizing the VF/EA FMS model, effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 062-17 : Residential Habilitation Crosswalk Model Template
Purpose To announce the availability of a crosswalk model for the acuity-based fee schedule residential rates.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 30, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 061-17 : New Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Renewal Documents Available: Participant-Directed Supports Wage Range Information
Purpose To announce the availability of the draft wage ranges and benefits allowances for the Agency with Choice and the Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent models of the Participant-Directed Services program.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: Issue 10   (Accessible)
Purpose Please enjoy the June 2017 edition of 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: Autism Services
Issue Date: June 20, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: BAW17-22 Admin Notice : New Service Utilization Review Signature Form
Purpose To inform AAW Supports Coordinators (SC) of a new required form to be completed as part of the Annual Review Plan.
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: June 6, 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: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 23, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 058-17 : Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018 FAQs Version 3
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce Version 3 of the FY 2017/2018 FAQs
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 19, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 054-17 : REISSUE Fiscal Year (FY) 2017/2018 FAQs Version 2
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce a modification to the originally issued 054-17. The communication and attachment that was issued Friday, June 16, 2017 contained the wrong Appendix C. The correct Appendix C has been included in this version of the FAQ document. Additionally, a correction has been made to the highlighted text on Page 3. This change is in red. Please make sure that the originally issued communication and FAQ document is replaced with this version. No other changes have been made to the original communication.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 20, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 055-17 : Initial Certified Investigator Course Offerings are now available on MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to notify ODP stakeholders that the Initial Certified Investigator course offerings are now available on www.myodp.org/
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 16, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 053-17 : ODP Releases 2015-16 Annual Data Report
Purpose To inform individuals that ODP has posted a 2015-16 annual data report, which is available online at MyODP.org and dhs.pa.gov.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 12, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 050-17 : Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061)
Purpose The Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061) is used to ensure that all ODP waiver and system requirements are met for any provider who no longer intends to provide ODP Consolidated and/or Person/Family Directed (P/FDS) Waiver services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 16, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Happy Father's Day! - Visionaries Are Made series
Purpose With Father's Day just around the corner, our partners at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University have posted Visionaries Are Made, a series of beautiful portraits of fathers and their children with disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: June 9, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 2017 PA Community on Transition Conference : Flyer and Scholarship Form
Purpose The primary purpose of this conference is to expand the capacity of schools, agencies, and communities, in partnership with youth, young adults, and families, in promoting the successful transition of youth/young adults with disabilities to post-school outcomes of employment, post-secondary education and training, community participation, and healthy lifestyles.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 12, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 052-17 : Certified Investigator Forum July Sessions Scheduled
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: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 12, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 051-17 : Changes to the Provider Qualification Process
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform AEs, Provider Applicants and Providers of Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver services of changes to the Provider Qualification process effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 9, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 031-15 Update : Addendum to Clarification of Reporting Requirements
Purpose ODP Informational Packet 031-15: Amendments to 55 PA Code §6000, ODP Statement of Policy, Subchapter Q as a result of Adult Protective Services
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 10, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 049-17 : Fiscal Year 2017-18 FAQs
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to announce the FY 2017/2018 FAQs.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 8, 2017
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 048-17:  PA Dept of Human Services Medication Administration Training Program New Program Updates and Additional Summer 2017 Classroom Trainings
Purpose To announce additional face-to-face Medication Administration classroom training sessions scheduled for the summer of 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 6, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 047-17 : Experience the Employment Connection 2017 - Dates and Locations, Application Deadline Change
Purpose To announce event dates and locations for Experience the Employment Connection 2017, a change in the team application deadline and to encourage you to share this information with colleagues involved in service planning for people with disabilities to increase competitive integrated employment for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: June 1, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 046-17 : Discontinuation of Life Sharing Ineligible Fees
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all parties that all ineligible fees for Life Sharing will be discontinued as of June 30, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: ID Services
Issue Date: May 25, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 045-17 : Experience the Employment Connection 2017 - Team Participation
Purpose To announce additional information helpful to the assembly of a team for participation in Experience the Employment Connection 2017, and to encourage you to share the information it contains with colleagues involved in service planning for people with disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: June 1, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 2017 PA Autism Needs Assessment Survey Now Open!
Purpose In preparation for completing the survey, we are requesting that providers review the attached PDF, which explains important details about the survey, including different options individuals and families have to complete the survey. We ask that you help to share this information, and encourage individuals with autism and their parents/caregivers to complete the needs assessment. Many of the individuals that you work with should be receiving a letter in the mail over the next week with instructions on how to complete the survey.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 22, 2017
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP News: Issue 09    (Accessible)
Purpose Please enjoy the May 2017 edition of 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: ID Services
Issue Date: May 25, 2017
Type: ID
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 044-17 : Department of Human Services Posts Draft Rate Information for Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers
Purpose To announce the availability of a draft version of the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) fee schedule rates. The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is in the process of renewing its Consolidated and P/FDS waivers for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or autism. The renewals will be effective July 1, 2017.
Status: current
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Issued By: Autism Services
Issue Date: May 23, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: BAW17-20 Info Memo REISSUE: AAW Supports & Services Directory (May 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: May 22, 2017
Type: Autism
Audience: Administrative Entities
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: REMINDER: 10th ANNUAL PA Autism Training Conference (PATC 2017) - REGISTER TODAY!
Purpose Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, Bureau of Autism Services Presents 10th Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC) “Delivering Autism Services in Pennsylvania: Practical Strategies & Tools”
Status: current
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