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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 2019 PATC Full Announcement Updated
Purpose To communicate that registration is ongoing for the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference: PATC 2019
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-107: Now Available Version 3 of the Community Participation Support Question and Answer Document
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of Version 3 of the Community Participation Support Question and Answer Document. Please review the announcement and the question and answer document for additional guidance.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-108: Medication Administration Fall 2019 Classes and Outage Ending
Purpose To communicate upcoming dates for face to face classroom sessions for the Medication Administration training. To communicate the completion of the Medication Administration System transition and access to the new system. To remind interested parties that the mandatory date to transition to the sole use of online training only has changed. Please review the announcement for registration information, class locations and additional detail regarding the end of the outage.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-104 REISSUE: Agency with Choice Financial Management Service 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 their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model and are in the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. In the original release, York/Adams County dropped from the list. Please use this version in place of the original. Please find the aforementioned listing of AWC FMS organizations in the attached announcement.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New Issue! Positive Approaches Journal: Meaningful Community Engagement
Purpose To announce the latest issue of the Positive Approaches Journal After reading this new issue, we encourage you to take the online survey found on the Positive Approaches Journal home page. For additional information, please contact: RA-PWODPTraining@pa.gov.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-105 Office of Vocation Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators - Updated 8-14-19
Purpose To announce that an updated version of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators is now available. Please review the announcement and attachment for updated information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-104: 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 their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model and are in the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Medication Administration Scheduled Outage Update #3: Outage Over
Purpose 2019All sites related to the Medication Administration Training program have transitioned to the new host. As of Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) access has resumed.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter August
Purpose Please find the August 2019 ODP Newsletter. Have news to share? Send information to: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 11, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Weekly Digest
Name / Link: Now Available: Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waivers Sumbitted to CMS 
Community HealthChoices FACT Sheet:  Complaints and Grievances
811 Project Rental Assistance Overview Webinar
Additional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan Listening Session
Purpose ODP's weekly digest of announcements sent between August 5th-August 9th, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-102: Now Available: Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waiver Submitted to CMS
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties of the submission of the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS Waivers to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The waiver amendments are available on the Department of Human Services website. It is anticipated that the amendments will be effective October 1, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 31, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Temple Hiring: Adjunct Instructor: Medication Administration
Purpose We are looking for a part-time adjunct instructorto teach unlicensed staff to administer medication safely. This individual will serve as a back-up to the primary instructor.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-101 PATC 2019 Registration is Open!
Purpose To communicate that registration is open for the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference: PATC 2019
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: Call for Poster Session Submissions for PATC 2019
Purpose To announce a call for Poster Session submissions for PATC 2019
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Weekly Digest
Name / Link: ODP 19-092: PRE Survey Reminder
Community Health Choices Fact Sheet: Service Coordination
OVR Upcoming Webinars
ODP 19-100: Department of Human Services (DHS) Adult Protective Services (APS) and Mandatory Reporting Webinar Opportunities
Call for Poster Session Submissions for PATC 2019
Purpose ODP's weekly digest of announcements sent between July 22nd-July 26th, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-100: Department of Human Services (DHS) Adult Protective Services (APS) and Mandatory Reporting Webinar Opportunities
Purpose To announce the availability of five scheduled webinars on Adult Protective Services and mandatory reporting.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Health Choices Fact Sheet: Service Coordination
Purpose For more information about service coordination in CHC, please view the attached fact sheet.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 21, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: OVR Upcoming Webinars
Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to widely distribute the attached announcement regarding the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) upcoming webinars
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Health Alert: Summer Heat Safety 2019
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs is sending out this alert to provide important information on summer heat safety.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: SAVE THE DATE: Everyday Lives 2020
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs distributes this flyer regarding calendar dates reserved for the Everyday Lives Conference in January, 2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-099: Clarification to AAW and ACAP Providers and SCOs about the New SPeCTRUM 2.0 Training
Purpose To provide clarification to Providers and SCOs regarding ODP Announcement 19-072 about the New SPeCTRUM 2.0 Training
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PA WDB-- WIOA State Plan Listening Sessions
Purpose Soliciting feedback and recommendations on the state’s 2020-2024 workforce development strategies from all local stakeholders.The deadline to RSVP to the listening sessions is Friday, July 19: RA-LI-PAWDB@pa.gov
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-098: Clarification on Identification of Staffing Ratios for Facility Time in the Community Participation Support Service
Purpose To address identification of staffing ratios for facility time in the provision of the Community Participation Support service.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-097 : Office of Developmental Programs’ Virtual Training Offerings August 2019
Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual targeted trainings (VTT) and virtual office hours (VOH) for August 2019
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter July
Purpose We welcome your comments and ideas: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-095: ODP Offers Training on Online Provider Profiles
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Announcement communicates the availability of training on ODP’s Online Provider Profiles for AEs and SCO Leadership.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 7, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Name / Link: ODP 19-092: Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE) Survey
Purpose To request completion of a survey about the Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE)
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-091: Revisions to the Annotated ISP and Related Trainings
Purpose To provide information to interested parties on revisions to the annotated ISP and its impact on the documentation of staffing support provided to people receiving residential habilitation services in waiver funded settings. This also provides information regarding Training Design for implementation in January 2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 19-089: Clarifying the Requirement for the Master Provider Index Number for Claim and Service Documentation
Purpose This communication intends to clarify the requirement to include a Master Provider Index (MPI) number in the claim and service documentation.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-087: Incident Management Bulletin Draft Public Comment Period Extended
Purpose To announce an extension to the review and comment period for the drafted Incident Management (IM) Bulletin.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-090: Continued Guidance: Community Participation Support Implementation
Purpose To provide continued guidance, including a timeline for transitional activities, regarding the July 1, 2019 requirement in the Community Participation Support and Day Habilitation service definitions that each individual be offered opportunities to spend time in community locations consistent with her or her preferences, choices and interests.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-085: Quality Assessment & Improvement Process, Cycle 1, Year 3: All Self-Assessments Begin July 1, 2019
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication announces the start of Cycle 1, Year 3 of the Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) Process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-086: ODP Launches Online Provider Profiles
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Announcement communicates the launching of ODP’s Online Provider Profiles to all stakeholders. The announcement also includes registration information for ODP webinar training sessions for all stakeholders and for Supports Coordinators on how to use ODP’s Online Provider Profiles to support individuals and families to make informed decisions when choosing providers and services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-082: Waiver Amendment Webinar Recording Now Available on MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties of the availability of the recording of the webinar regarding the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS Waiver amendments effective October 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 26, 2019
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
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-083: New Regulations to be Explored During Human Services Licensing Renewal Inspections
Purpose To inform providers that Chapter 2380, 2390, 6400, and 6500 regulations that will be changed by the Chapter 6100 regulatory package will be explored during renewal inspections beginning July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-078: Exceptions to the Annual Fiscal Limit for the Person/Family Directed Support Waiver

Purpose To provide clarification to interested parties regarding the cap exception process for the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 23, 2019
Type: General
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
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-080: Quality Assessment & Improvement Process, Cycle 1, Year 3: Changes for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication announces the summary of changes related to Cycle 1, Year 3 of the Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) Process for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year and posting of revised QA&I resource materials on the MyODP Training & Resource Center. As a reminder, any information regarding the QA&I Process can be accessed under the following path on MyODP: Resources > ODP Information > QA&I Process. All entities and staff with a role in the QA&I Process should review all resource materials so they are aware of the changes and can properly implement and complete the QA&I Process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-084: Delay for Requirements Regarding the Number of Individuals Served in Licensed Facilities that Provide Community Participation Support or Day Habilitation Services

Purpose Contact information for Licensed Adult Training Facilities and Vocational Facilities that relocate an existing service location to a new service location .
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-079: Registration Now Open for Fall 2019 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes

Purpose To provide information on the application process for ODP’s Fall 2019 QM Certification Classes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-077: Office of Developmental Programs' Virtual Training Offerings July 2019

Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours July, 2019
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP-19-067: UPDATE -- Becoming an Informed Supporter:  What You Should Know About Autism Webinar Series

Purpose To communicate that registration is open for a series of webinars emphasizing application of the resources, tools, and tips presented at the 2019 ASD Seminar: Becoming an Informed Supporter: What You Should Know About Autism
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-075: Agency with Choice (AWC) Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowance for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2019

Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to provide the wage range tables for specific participant directed services provided to participants utilizing the AWC FMS model effective July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-076: Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowance for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2019

Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to issue the wage and benefit range tables for specific participant directed services (PDS) provided to participants utilizing the VF/EA FMS model, effective July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP Newsletter JUNE 2019

Purpose We welcome your comments and ideas: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP 19-074: New ODP Communication Notification Feature for MyODP Users

Purpose ODP is pleased to announce the implementation of an ODP communication notification feature for all MyODP registered users. Users will begin receiving web and email notifications for all ODP communications that are added to the MyODP Communications page.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP  19-071: Process for Updating Entity Contact Information For Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Process

Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Announcement is intended to instruct AEs, SCOs and Providers on how to review and submit updates to their entity’s primary and secondary contact information for the QA&I Process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-073: Registration Now Open for June Certified Investigator Forum

Purpose To communicate updates to the above entities that Temple University of Harrisburg -Certified Investigator program and ODP will be facilitating a Forum for Certified Investigators (CIs).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-075: Agency with Choice (AWC) Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowance for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2019

Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to provide the wage range tables for specific participant directed services provided to participants utilizing the AWC FMS model effective July 1, 2019. The following is a brief overview of the items that are included in this communication.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-076: Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowance for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2019

Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to issue the wage and benefit range tables for specific participant directed services (PDS) provided to participants utilizing the VF/EA FMS model, effective July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: June 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link:

REVISED SDOH Assessment Survey

Purpose DHS has put together a very brief questionnaire (7-8 questions) to receive provider feedback.This survey should be completed by the person in your practice who is in charge of SDOH assessments, or has the most knowledge about how they are incorporated into your workflow. We would like to receive your feedback by June 25, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-072: New SPeCTRUM 2.0 Training

Purpose To announce the availability of an updated version of the required SPeCTRUM training for AAW and ACAP providers and SCOs, and to outline the requirements and timeframes for providers and SCOs to meet the new training requirements
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 11, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-069: Reissue 2-- Process Modification in The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Enrollment Process

Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors that a modification in the Office of Developmental Programs Provider Enrollment will take effect July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link:

ODP 19-068: Person 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: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-070: Incident Management (IM) Bulletin Listening Sessions Registration Available, Additional Sessions Added

Purpose Stakeholders may register for in person listening sessions to give comments about the Incident Management draft bulletin.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP 19-069: Process Modification in the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Enrollment Process

Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors that a modification in the Office of Developmental Programs Provider Enrollment will take effect July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: June 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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Sign up for PA ABLE Webinars

Purpose To provide information pertaining to Webinars available via PA ABLE.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 6, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-066: Open for Public Comment--Proposed Amendments to the Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waivers

Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, P/FDS and Community Living Waivers effective October 1, 2019, are available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on June 8, 2019 and ends on July 8, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-067: Becoming An Informed Supporter--What You Should Know About Autism Webinar Series

Purpose To communicate that registration is open for a series of webinars emphasizing application of the resources, tools, and tips presented at the 2019 ASD Seminar: Becoming an Informed Supporter: What You Should Know About Autism
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
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
Intellectual Disability Providers
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Reminder--ODP 19-56: Incident Management (IM) Bulletin Available for Public Comment; Introduction to the IM Bulletin Webcast Available; IM Bulletin Listening Sessions Registration Available

Purpose To announce that the IM Bulletin Draft is available for review and public comment. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on July 5th, 2019. Stakeholders may also access an Introduction to the IM Bulletin webcast and register for in-person listening sessions across the Commonwealth. Please see attachments for more details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-065: Health Risk Screening Tool Implementation Update--Identifying Raters and User Accounts

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is providing stakeholders with an update regarding the implementation of the Health Risk Screening Tool.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-064: Regulatory Compliance Guide Public Comment Period Extended

Purpose To announce an extension to the review and comment period for the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-063: IM4Q and NCI Reports Now Available

Purpose To announce the availability of the 2017-18 IM4Q and NCI annual reports on MyODP.org
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-062: Revised Goals and Objectives Cheat Sheet for AAW & ACAP

Purpose To inform all AAW and ACAP providers, including SCs, of an updated Goals and Objectives Cheat sheet and training available on MyODP. For questions, please contact the Provider Support Mailbox at rabasprovidersupprt@pa.gov with “Goals and Objectives” in the subject line.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-061: Final Fee Schedule Rates and Fiscal Year Renewal Guidance for Community Participation Support

Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the final Fee Schedule Rates for Community Participation Support services in the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. This communication also provides guidance for completing Fiscal Year Renewals for fiscal year 2019-20 related to the change in procedure codes and rates for Community Participation Support services.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-060: NOW AVAILABLE: FAIR HEARING REQUEST FORM (DP 458) TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH

Purpose To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) translated the Fair Hearing Request Form (DP 458-S) into Spanish and placed it on the MyODP website. The form is also attached to the email distributing this announcement.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 20, 2019
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/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-059: Clarification of the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Implementation for AAW and ACAP

Purpose To clarify ODP Announcement 19-052: Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Implementation specific to the expectations for Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) programs
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-57: Special Populations Unit's Virtual Targeted Trainings Now Posted and Accessible on MyODP.org

Purpose To inform stakeholders that the Virtual Targeted Trainings conducted by the Special Populations Unit are now accessible on MyODP.org.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

Money Follows the Person (MFP) Initiative Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series: Supporting Healthy Sexuality

Purpose This training will review how the creation and sustenance of a sexually healthy culture around the individual can promote sexual expression that is physically, mentally and emotionally safe for all concerned.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP Health Alert: Measles

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs is sending out this alert to provide information on the recent increase in the number of individuals contracting measles.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-58: Visual Gestural Communication Training for Harry M. Class Members’ Individual Support Plan Teams

Purpose Visual gestural communication is a method of communication that provides a means of bypassing vocabulary and strict grammar rules of a language. It is a mode of communication that involves gestures, facial expression, and body language use and analysis. ODP will be offering six, one-day, in-person sessions across the state to each of these identified Harry M. class members’ teams. Please review the announcement for additional details on these trainings.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP Newsletter May 2019

Purpose We hope you find some time this week to enjoy the May 2019 ODP Newsletter (attached). An online version is also available. In this issue: LifeCourse For Lifespan Self-Advocates Stress Importance of a Healthy Life Information, Upcoming Events, & Training And more
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-055: Statewide Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Process Meeting for Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) and Providers

Purpose To announce a face-to-face statewide meeting for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) process
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 6, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
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ODP 19-054: 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide Available for Public Comment

Purpose To announce the release of the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide for review and comment.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-053: Announcing the Relaunch of Positive Approaches Journal

Purpose To announce the relaunching of the Positive Approaches Journal
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-052: Health Risk Screen Tool Implementation

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announces the implementation of the Health Risk Screening Tool
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link:

ODP 19-51: Additional (2nd) FY19-20 Renewal Guidance

Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to provide additional guidance to AEs, SCOs, and direct service providers related to the new service definitions, provider service offerings for new services, contract creation for new services, and P/FDS cap exceptions for FY 2019-2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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SAVE THE DATE--Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Conference--Expanding Capacity: Reaching Further

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are pleased to announce a statewide conference focused on building capacity to better support individuals with complex needs in the community.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-050: Medication Administration Scheduled Outage Notification, Critical Date Extension, and Face to Face Class Dates, Summer 2019

Purpose To inform all interested parties that important infrastructural changes to the Medication Administration Training Program will take place June 28, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019, which will cause an outage. Working on the system during this outage could cause work to be lost. Also, to inform all interested parties that the mandatory date to transition to online training only has changed. Lastly, to announce the Face to Face Class dates for Summer 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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Pennsylvania APSE Statewide Day On Employment 2019

Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs to widely distribute the below information on the PA Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Statewide Day of Employment on May 6th, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-049: "Getting Connected to the Community" Training Available

Purpose To announce the availability of Getting Connected to the Community: Practical Skills for Building Person Centered Community Connections and to provide contact information for interested parties
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

7th Annual Lifesharing Conference Call for Presenters-- October 21-22 2019

Purpose Here is your OPPORTUNITY to present your knowledge to an eager audience looking to gain new skills and expand their knowledge. In addition to Lifesharing families and professionals, we are seeking more trainings and information that would increase opportunities for our Supports Coordinators to learn more about Lifesharing!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-047: PA Family Network Offers Statewide Training Sessions 

Purpose To announce a statewide series of training sessions being offered through the PA Family Network from April to June 2019. Session topics include: • Creating a Vision for a Good Life • Creating a Vision for a Good Life (Spanish) • Creating a Vision for a Good Life and Safety in Your Community • Creating a Vision for a Good Life: L.E.A.D. Your Way to Healthy Relationships and Sexuality • ODP Waivers: Supporting Families and Everyday Lives • Creating a Vision for Life After High School
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-048: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators--Updated 4/10/19

Purpose To announce that an updated version of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators is now available.
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: April 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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Human Services Secretary Celebrates Autism Awareness Month, Highlights  Resources and Services to Live An Everyday Life

Purpose Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today celebrated Autism Awareness Month by highlighting supports and services offered to individuals with disabilities and their families and discussing Governor Wolf’s proposed budget and how it pertains to individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter April 2019
Purpose Please enjoy the April 2019 ODP Newsletter(online) and attached, with features including: Autism Awareness, Acceptance Month Project SEARCH Photographer Profile All Communications Issued In March 2019 And more! We welcome your comments and ideas: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-047: Quality Assurance Analyst Employment Positions through Autism2Work
Purpose To share information about Quality Assurance Analyst employment positions opened to individuals with Autism via the Autism2Work initiative with participants that meet the requirements and qualifications
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-046: Person Centered Thinking--Registration Available for Philadelphia and Harrisburg Sessions
Purpose To announce the availability of Person Centered Thinking training in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA, and to provide registration information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-025: Now Available-- Updated ID/Waiver Employment Service Definition Question and Answer Document and ID/A Waiver Employment Service Definition Quick Guide
Purpose These documents are intended to provide updated guidance related to the following Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver employment services: • Advanced Supported Employment • Supported Employment • Small Group Employment • Community Participation Support – The Prevocational Component • Benefits Counseling [Included in the Quick Guide]
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-045: Updated Employment Resources Page on MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties that a page on the MyODP Training and Resource Center has been dedicated to employment.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Money Follows The Person (MFP) Initiative: Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Factors when Providing Behavior Supports May 21, 2019
Purpose In this session, participants will have an opportunity to: differentiate between behavior and mental health symptoms; identify the multi‐modal approach to treatment; use the team review process to unify the treatment team; and develop a plan that simultaneously addresses behavioral health symptoms and challenging behaviors.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
Name / Link: ODP 19-044: Qualification Process for New Providers UPDATE
Purpose The purpose of this Announcement is to communicate the process for Administrative Entities (AEs) to validate that new Provider Applicants have satisfied all Provider Qualification requirements effective April 1, 2019. NOTE: Announcement 084-18 Revised Qualification Process for New Providers will become obsolete as of the date of this publication.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-040: CAPS-- Peer Specialist Training Program for Individuals with Autism
Purpose To solicit your help in distributing information about the Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) program, a peer specialist training program for individuals with autism 18 years or older, living in the Southeast Region. This program has been developed in order to train individuals with autism as peer mentors for other individuals with autism.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-041: ODP Releases Quality Assessment & Improvement Annual Statewide Report of Self-Assessments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication announces the release of the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report of Self-Assessments for Cycle 1 Year 2 (C1Y2), FY 2018-2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-042: Generation of EIM Notifications for Supports Coordinators and Supports Coordination Supervisors
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform Supports Coordinators (SCs) and Supports Coordination Supervisors (SC Supervisors) of the addition of email notifications when there is a system-generated alert in Enterprise Incident Management (EIM). The email notification functionality has been added to EIM in order to prompt users to login and review incidents. The addition of email notifications will assist SCOs to promptly review incidents for evidence that the individual’s health, safety, and rights were safeguarded during the entire lifecycle of an incident.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-043: EIM Alerts for Incidents not submitted within 72 hours of Creation
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers, SCOs and other reporting entities who have a responsibility to file incidents in EIM of the functionality of EIM Alerts they will receive when the First Section of an incident is initiated but not submitted within 72 hours. This alert will assist providers, SCOs and other reporting entities with their obligation to report alleged and suspected incidents in a timely manner as outlined in ODP Bulletin #6000-04-01, Incident Management.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-039: AAW SCO and Provider Contact Information for the Quality Assessment and Improvement Process
Purpose To announce that all SCOs and Providers delivering supports and services for participants in the AAW program must submit their primary and secondary contact information for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) Process by close of business on April 15, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 19-038: Now Available--Registration for Initial Certified Investigator Courses and Peer Review Course
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to announce that registration is now open on MyODP.org for the Initial Certified Investigator Courses through 2019 and for the Certified Investigator Peer Review Course for Spring 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) Shorts: The 30-Minute Series
Purpose On March 11, 2019, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announced a training series through the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) entitled “Case Managers: Guides on the Pathway to Employment.” There is still space available for this series. Please see attached flyer for details. As a member of the State Employment Leadership Network, ODP strongly encourages participation in this opportunity.
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