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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The ABC's of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
Purpose Learn the basics of AAC as TechOWL presents 15 trainings throughout 2020. Registration is required. Please request accommodations at least two weeks before event.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-003: Now Available--The Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report for Cycle 1, Year 2 Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Purpose The QA&I Annual Statewide Report provides a summary and evaluation of the results of QA&I reviews of Administrative Entities (County Programs), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs), and Service Providers during the Cycle 1, Year 2 (C1Y2) evaluation period.ODP scheduled a webinar for February 27, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM to provide a high-level overview of the QA&I C1Y2 Fiscal Year 2018-2019 results. The webinar also offers the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.Registration information for the webinar and additional details about the report are available for review in ODPANN 20-003.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-004: Clarifications and Training Requirements for AAW Employment Services
Purpose To provide updated clarifications regarding the Career Planning (Vocational Assessment and Job Finding), Supported Employment (Intensive Job Coaching and Extended Employment Supports) services, Small Group Employment (formerly known as Transitional Work Services), and updated provider training requirements.The Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) is providing additional guidance about the AAW employment services and correcting and clarifying information that was included in previous notices (BAW16-39, BAW17-06, and BAW 17-29, Archived). Please carefully review the attached communication regarding AAW Employment Services and new training requirements for staff working directly with the participant to provide Career Planning, Supported Employment and Small Group Employment services. .
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  20-002 Open for Public Comment: Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Information for Residential Service Locations and Accompanying Attachments
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached announcement 20-002: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Information for Residential Service Locations along with the accompanying attachments. Comments are being sought on attachments #1-#3 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 17, 2020. Attachment 1 lists locations requiring an onsite heightened scrutiny review from ODP. Attachments 2 and 3 are the proposed tool for evaluating and reviewing the listed sites.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 20, 2020
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
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Agreement Effective 1/1/2020
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) released notification on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 of the new Provider Agreement effective January 1, 2020. The attached letter from ODP Deputy Secretary Kristin Ahrens was not included in the original distribution. This letter provides further clarification on the applicability of the new Provider Agreement and includes a due date for submission of the signed agreement. In addition, the Provider Agreement Form and Instructions have been updated. Please note; this agreement is effective as of January 1, 2020. Agreements must be returned by March 1, 2020 to the ODP Provider Agreement resource account at RA-ODPProvideragreem@pa.gov.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ACRE Basic Certification Training for Providers of Employment Services
Purpose Please refer to the attached flyer for details on sessions scheduled for March 11-13, 2020 at the Orrstown Bank on 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Registration is required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Healthy Choices Fact Sheet: Medicare/Medicaid Billing
Purpose CHC is now live across Pennsylvania. Make sure you and your coworkers have the information you need about CHC.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Provider Agreement and Instructions FINAL 1-13-20
Purpose Attached please find the new Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Agreement. Effective January 1, 2020, the Provider Agreement must be filled out and submitted by the legal entity of each waiver provider. Only one agreement should be submitted per provider, regardless of the number of service locations or services provided by the agency. Instructions for completing and returning the Agreement are included within the attachment.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-165: Registration Now Open for Spring 2020 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes
Purpose To provide information on the application process for ODP’s Spring 2020 QM Certification Classes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-001: Modified Medication Administration Training Course Now Available
Purpose To announce the release of the Modified Medication Administration course. This course is a requirement under the Chapter 6100 regulations for individuals supporting a family member in an unlicensed Lifesharing home.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Employment Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-167: ACRE Basic Certification Training for Providers of Employment Services
Purpose To disseminate a training opportunity open to providers of employment services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-166: Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) Required Program Assessment: Changes to Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised (SIB-r) Administration
Purpose To explain changes to the process of administering the SIBr in the AAW
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 20, 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
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-164: Delay in Implementation of the Transportation - Trip Service in the Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose To announce the delay in the implementation of the new Transportation – Trip Service in the Adult Autism Waiver until the Fee Schedule Rates are finalized. Please review the communication for additional details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-163:  Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Interviews to include Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose To provide SCs and SC Supervisors information regarding IM4Q interviews and to notify SCs and SC Supervisors that individuals in the AAW will be included in the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) IM4Q samples moving forward.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 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
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-162 Now Available Amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver Approved by CMS
Purpose To announce the Amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver that was Approved by CMS Please review the announcement and included information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 17, 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
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-161: Office of Developmental Programs' Virtual Training Offerings January 2020
Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours for January 2020 Please review the announcement for training topics and registration details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-160: Enrolling as an AAW Transportation Provider
Purpose To provide information to agencies interested in enrolling as a direct provider or Organized Healthcare Delivery System (OHCDS) provider of the Transportation service added to the AAW with an anticipated effective date of January 1, 2020
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Health Choices (CHC) Fact Sheet: Eligibility Verification
Purpose Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for individuals who are 21 years of age or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid or receive long-term services and supports through Medicaid. It is important that providers verify eligibility for all participants seeking services to ensure services are being billed to the correct entity. The PROMISe™ Eligibility Verification System (EVS) allows providers to determine a participant’s eligibility and scope of coverage. For more information on EVS, view the attached fact sheet.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 12, 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
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-159:  Updated Variance Form DP 1086 and Instructions
Purpose To notify interested parties of an update to the Variance Form (DP 1086) and related Instructions. Please see the attached announcement for more information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-158: Announcing MyODP News Online
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is excited to announce the launch of MyODP News Online, an online site that replaces our monthly newsletter with a resource containing real time online news that is most pertinent to our stakeholders.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 6, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-157: Open For Public Comment:  Proposed Transportation Trip Fee Schedule Rates in the Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the publication of the Department of Human Services (Department) proposed Fee Schedule Rates for Transportation Trip services that will be added to the Adult Autism Waiver effective January 1, 2020. Public comment on these proposed changes will be accepted until 11:59 pm on January 7, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Office of Developmental Programs Individual Eligibility for the Consolidated PFDS and Community Living Waivers Bulletin and Related Documents
Purpose To distribute the attached bulletin and related documents to interested parties
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-156: New ODP Regulation Updates for Incident Management, Med Admin Annual Training
Purpose To provide revised effective dates for the implementation of new regulatory requirements in the following areas: annual training, incident management, and the modified training course for medication administration. This communication also provides information on the development of a question and answer (Q&A) document, as well as informs as to the location of recorded webinars regarding regulatory changes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-153:  Revisions to SC Individual Monitoring Tool for AAW Supports Coordinators
Purpose To explain revisions that were made to the AAW SC Individual Monitoring Tool in the Home and Community Information System (HCSIS) that go into effect on December 7, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 25, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-154: Individual User Registration Reminder – CIS to eCIS Transition
Purpose To remind organizations to register individual users in the CIS to eCIS transition. Please review the attached announcement for additional details.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-155: NOW AVAILABLE! Positive Approaches Journal: Volume 8, Issue 3: “Rights, Risks, and Restrictions.”
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the publication of the Positive Approaches Journal: Volume 8, Issue 3: “Rights, Risks, and Restrictions.” Please see the attached announcement and flyer for details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: November 2019 ODP Newsletter
Purpose Please read the November 2019 ODP Newsletter attached to this email and available online. In this issue: • Secretary Teresa Miller joins panel to discuss employment for people with disabilities • ODP pushes imaginations at technology innovation conferences • 7th annual Lifesharing Conference held in Mount Pocono And more! If your organization is hosting webinars that anyone can attend, please send information to: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 22, 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
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-152: Final Public Notice for Fee Schedule Rates and Department-Established Fees
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication announces that the final public notice for fee schedule rates and Department-established fees have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 21, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Everyday Lives Poster Submissions--Only One More Week to Submit
Purpose This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for Everyday Lives Provider Poster submissions is fast approaching. If your organization is interested in sharing their success stories at the upcoming Everyday Lives Conference, please submit your poster proposal (physical poster not yet needed) by Saturday, November 30th.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 19, 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
Intellectual Disability Providers
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ODP 19-151: Now Available! Virtual Trainings and Virtual Office Hours December 2019

Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours December 2019
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 18, 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
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:
 Announcing CDS Webinar: Becoming Me, College of Direct Support Webinar on Self-determination
Purpose To announce a webinar providing information about the use and application of College of Direct Support (CDS) courses supporting self-determination and to provide contact information for interested parties.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Person Centered Thinking professional training sessions available
Purpose To announce the availability of sessions of two-day Person Centered Thinking training and to provide registration information
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 14, 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 Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Reminder ODP 19-049: Getting Connected to the Community CPS 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: November 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Health Choices  (CHC) Fact Sheet: Third Party Liability & Coordination of Benefits
Purpose Third party liability (TPL) is when responsibility for all or part of a participant’s health care expenses rests with an individual entity or program other than the CHC managed care organization (CHC-MCO), such as Medicare or commercial insurance. For more information on TPL and coordination of benefits, view the attached fact sheet.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
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SAU1 Workshops Available - December

Purpose The Self Advocacy Power Network for All (SAPNA) is offering the following December workshops managed by its Self-Advocates United as 1 (SAU1) trainers. SAU1 is a group of people with disabilities who support self-advocacy to positively impact their communities and people’s lives. SAPNA is an empowerment group funded by the Office of Developmental Programs. Please see the attached flyers for more details. People with disabilities and their guests are invited to join the conversation regarding waiver changes and use of the Life Course tools to make YOUR vision happen.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-150: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Good Faith Effort (GFE) Update
Purpose To inform providers of recent activities related to the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) in Pennsylvania
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 10, 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 Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link:

Money Follows The Person (MFP): Training Workshop Opportunity--Mindfullness Tools

Purpose The Mindfulness Tools and Movement Practices workshop will focus on creative approaches to building inclusive communities. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn strategies in establishing thoughtful partnerships, developing novel programming, listening to diverse perspectives through a trauma-informed lens, and peppering fun into all you do. Session attendees will leave with a toolkit of ideas for incorporating mindfulness, movement and joy into daily life.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 7, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-149: Now Available-- Residential and Non-Residential HCBS Provider Settings Self-Assessment Reports
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to release the Residential and Non-Residential Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Provider Settings Self-Assessment Reports.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Enterprise Licensing System information
Purpose To announce the new Enterprise Licensing System (ELS) to be adopted by the Departments of Aging, Drug and Alcohol Programs, Health and Human Services and the Governor’s Office for licensing compliance certification for providers. If you have any questions, please contact ODP’s Regulatory Administration Unit at RA-odplicensing@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

Upcoming Webinar: Life in the Community Like Everyone Else: Fundamentals of Community Inclusion

Purpose To provide information about the upcoming webinar: Life in the Community Like Everyone Else: Fundamentals of Community Inclusion
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 31, 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
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-147: Clarification of the Billing Process of Respite Services in Non-Residential Setting
Purpose This communication is to clarify the billing process of respite services in a non-residential setting. Any further questions regarding enrolling sites for these services should be directed to ra-odpproviderenroll@pa.gov.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-144: Bureau of Autism Services - New Name Announced
Purpose To announce the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations within the Office of Developmental Programs Please review the announcement for additional detail.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: 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 19-146: Health Risk Screen Tool Statewide Progress Update
Purpose To provide an update to stakeholders on statewide progress of the implementation of the Health Risk Screening Tool. Please see the attached document for more information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-145: Free Online Orientation Training Meets Regulatory Requirement
Purpose To announce the availability of online courses available via MyODP.org that meet the requirements for staff orientation, as outlined in Chapter 6100.142
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-142: Delegated Admin Registration Reminder - CIS to eCIS Transition
Purpose To remind organizations to register their Delegated Admins in the CIS to eCIS transition. Please review the attached announcement for additional details. For more information, please visit RA-PWECIS-ODP@pa.gov or contact your Department of Human Services point person.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-143: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Error Status Codes (ESCs) to Become Active November 1, 2019
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to inform providers that EVV error status codes (ESCs) will become active November 1, 2019 for informational purposes and WILL NOT impact claims payment. Please review the attached announcement for additional information on this change.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
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ODP 19-141: Community Participation Support Train the Trainer Sessions in November 2019

Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waiver service providers that three face-to-face sessions have been scheduled for agencies offering Community Participation Support services.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 25, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Polk and White Haven Center Closure Communications
Purpose To provide information about the closure of Polk and White Haven Centers and invite expressions of interest within the residential provider community to support the families and individuals impacted by the closures.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-140: New ODP Regulation Update: Trainings Announced for November

Purpose To provide further update to the implementation schedule for the training plan that informs all audiences as to the Chapter 6100 Regulatory Package
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-139: Office of Developmental Programs’ Virtual Training Offerings November 2019

Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours for November 2019
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter October 2019
Purpose Please enjoy the October 2019 ODP News. In this issue: • Getting Connected to the Community • 6100 Regulatory Package is Published • Success Through Housing Support Services • CMS Approves ID/A Waiver Amendments • And more!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 19-137: Additional Information for eCIS Business Partner Transition
Purpose To provide additional information regarding the transition from CIS to eCIS for ODP Business Partners.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
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 19-138:  Approved Program Capacity (APS) and updated Noncontiguous Clearance Form
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is to inform all interested parties providing services in the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), and Community Living Waivers of the process ODP staff will utilize in making a determination for Approved Program Capacity (APC) and Noncontiguous Clearance through the updated form (Attachment #1).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
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
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODPANN 19-135: Support Coordinators' Guide to the Communication Assessment and Reassessment
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to release a guide for Supports Coordinators on the Harry M. Class Members’ Communication Assessments and Reassessments
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-136: Amendment to the Adult Autism WAiver Submitted to CMS

Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties of the submission of the proposed amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The waiver amendment is available on the Department of Human Services website. Please review the announcement for details on the submitted changes to the Adult Autism Waiver and the expected effective date.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODPANN 19-132 New ODP Regulation Update Trainings Announced for October

Purpose To announce the training opportunities on regulatory chapter, 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6100 (relating to services for individuals with an intellectual disability or autism).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP Announcement 19-134 (UPDATE): Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST)Training November 2019 – FINAL OPPORTUNITY 

Purpose To provide a reminder for Clinical Reviewers to take part in face to face training for HRST in November 2019 – this is a final opportunity for 2019
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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Money Follows the Person (MFP) Initiative : Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series--Mindfulness Tools and Movement Practices

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs requests your assistance distributing the attached event flyer for the next session in the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Initiative Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series: Mindfulness Tools and Movement Practices. This session will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the PA NewsMedia Association in Harrisburg and will be presented by Marissa Vogel and Megan Sicheri. Please note that while there is no fee to attend, pre-registration is required and on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Please review the attached event flyer for additional detail including registration information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-132: New ODP Regulation Update Trainings Announced for October

Purpose To announce trainings scheduled for October 2019 that will provide high level overviews of the ODP Regulation Package.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Health Choices (CHC) Fact Sheet: Transportation
Purpose Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for individuals who are 21 years of age or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid or receive long-term services and supports through Medicaid. All CHC participants can access emergency and non-emergency medical transportation. For more information on emergency and non-emergency medical transportation and who provides transportation services to CHC participants, view the attached fact sheet.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: 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
Name / Link:

ODP 19-133: Registration Open for a Certified Investigator Forum on November 8

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
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-134: Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Training November 2019

Purpose To announce face to face HRST training for Clinical Reviewers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-133: Registration Now Open for Certified Investigator Forum on November 8

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).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 7, 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
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-130: Now Available-- Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS Waivers Approved by CMS
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties of the approval of the amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS waivers (hereafter referred to as the Intellectual Disability and Autism (ID/A) waivers) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ID/A waiver amendments are available on the Department of Human Services website. The waiver amendments became effective October 1, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 5, 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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-131: Residential Individual Support Plan (ISP) Staffing Training

Purpose This communication is intended to provide clarification regarding who should attend the Residential ISP staffing face-to-face training sessions that began on October 2nd, the process to become an ODP designated trainer, and the expectations for ODP designated trainers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-129: Publication of New Chapter 6100 Regulations and Revisions of Licensing Chapters
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce that the long-anticipated 6100 regulatory package has been released for publication. The purpose of this final-form rulemaking is to support individuals with an intellectual disability or autism to live and participate in the life of their community, to achieve greater independence, and to have opportunities enjoyed by all citizens of this commonwealth. Please help ODP to widely distribute the attached announcement and its accompanying plan regarding the publication of the Final Chapter 6100, 2380, 2390 6400, and 6500 regulations.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Support Group for Families that have a School Age Student with a Disability
Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to widely distribute an announcement from the Right to Education State Task Force and an accompanying attachment.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-127: REVISED Investigations by an ODP-Certified Investigator Required by Chapter 6100: ODP’s Expectations and Implementation Strategy
Purpose Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) issued ODPANN 19-127, Investigations by an ODP-Certified Investigator Required by Chapter 6100: ODP’s Expectations and Implementation Strategy. The announcement contained a typographical error suggesting that all allegations of abuse to an individual by another individual must be investigated within 120 days of Chapter 6100’s publication. The announcement has been corrected to clarify the ODP’s expectations for investigating allegations of abuse to an individual by another individual. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Please contact the ODP Regulatory Administration Unit at RA-PW6100REGADMIN@pa.gov with any questions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-127: Investigations by an ODP-Certified Investigator Required by Chapter 6100
Purpose The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your immediate attention to the attached announcement. Per Chapter 6100, providers’ investigations must be conducted by an ODP-certified incident investigator. Chapter 6100 expands the list of incidents that must be investigated beyond current requirements. Many stakeholders have expressed concern about the potential impact of expanded investigations, especially investigations of accidental injuries and abuse to an individual by another individual. This announcement sets forth ODP’s expectations and implementation strategy for Chapter 6100’s incident investigation requirements. Please contact the ODP Regulatory Administration Unit at RA-PW6100REGADMIN@pa.gov with any questions about this announcement.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-128: College of Direct Support Webinar (CDS): "Using CDS to Support More Culturally Responsible Organizations"

Purpose To announce a webinar “Using CDS to Support More Culturally Responsive Organizations” Please review the announcement for additional details on this upcoming webinar event.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-115 Updated: e-CIS Business Partner Access – Registration Open
Purpose To announce that registration is open for Business Partners to begin the process for moving to e-CIS access.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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2019 Lifesharing Conference - October 21 and 22, 2019 - Kalahari Resorts and Conventions - Registration closes today, 9/30/19

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached information packet on the 2019 Lifesharing Conference. Registration closes today, 9/30/19. The conference will be held October 21 and 22, 2019 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Mt. Pocono, PA. The attached announcement provides information needed to register including dates, costs, hotel, and session descriptions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter September 2019
Purpose This month’s features: • Governor Wolf Proclaims DSP Recognition Week • September is Fetal Alcohol Awareness Month • You are Invited to the ODP Technology Innovation Conference • Spotlight on a local mural artist and on a local Penn State student And more! Have news to share? Send information to: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-126: Adult Autism 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 Adult Autism Waiver amendment.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS) Six-Part Webinar Series

Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to widely distribute the attached announcement regarding the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) upcoming webinars.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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Office of Virtual Rehabilitation (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.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-125: Office of Developmental Programs’ Virtual Training Offerings October 2019

Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours for October 2019
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-124: Now Available-- Registration for Initial Certified Investigator Peer Review Course

Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to announce that registration is now open on MyODP.org for the Certified Investigator Peer Review Course for Fall 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 17, 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
Name / Link: ODP 19-123: Update to the Quality Assessment and Improvement Process: Claim and Service Documentation Review
Purpose With the implementation of the Quality Assessment and Improvement Process (QA&I), the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) began to conduct the review of claim and service delivery documentation. This review of claims and service documentation is intended to verify that services were provided as authorized, in accordance with established policies.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Provider Distribution 9-13-2019 CHC (Community Health Choices) Fact Sheets August 2019
Purpose Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.For more information on CHC for ODP providers, view the attached fact sheet.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-121: SpeCTRUM 2.0 Training Deadline Extended
Purpose To announce that the expected completion date for the SPeCTRUM 2.0 Training has been extended from October 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-122: PA Family Network Offers Statewide Training Sessions

Purpose To announce a statewide series of training sessions being offered through the PA Family Network from September 2019 through April of 2020. Please review the announcement for dates, locations and registration information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-120: Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Training Registration and ODP Technical Guidance 
Purpose To announce that EVV training registration is now open for providers, provider agencies and AWCs who will use the DHS Sandata EVV system and that ODP-specific EVV technical guidance is also now available.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-112 Reissued: ISP Residential Staffing Ratio Face-To-Face Training Sessions Available

Purpose To remind interested parties about the upcoming schedule and registration for Residential ISP Staffing face-to-face training sessions in October and November 2019. This training will provide information 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. These changes are intended to replace the need for residential habilitation service staffing ratios by standardizing how risk factors are discussed using person-centered thinking skills, where they will be documented in the ISP, and ensuring there is a description of what technology, environmental supports, and staff supports will be provided to mitigate those risk(s) during specific activities and situations.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-119: Now Available-- ODP Comprehensive Employment Report – 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Purpose To announce the release of the Office of Developmental Programs Comprehensive Employment Report – 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2018-2019
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter September 2019
Purpose Please read the September 2019 ODP News. Have news to share? Send information to: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-118: Proposed Agency with Choice Bulletin Available for Public Comment

Purpose To announce the release of the proposed Participant-Directed Services: Agency with Choice Financial Management Services Model Bulletin for review and comment. Please review the announcement for instructions on how to submit comments on the attached proposed bulletin.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 7, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-116: Health Risk Screening Tool Training October 2019

Purpose To announce face to face HRST training for Clinical Reviewers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-117: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)

Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the proposed amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver is available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on September 7, 2019 and ends on October 7, 2019. Please review the announcement for details on how to submit comments as well as registration information for a public comment webinar being offered.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Health Choices Fall Provider Session Registration
Purpose Registration is now open for the upcoming Community HealthChoices (CHC) Fall Educational Provider Sessions for Phase Three regions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-115: e-CIS Business Partner Access - Registration Open
Purpose To announce that registration is open for Business Partners to begin the process for moving to e-CIS access.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP 2019 Technology Innovation Conference

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the 2019 Technology Innovation Conference, available in two locations. Please share this information with all interested parties.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

2019 Lifesharing Conference Call For Presenters and Announcement

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached information packet on the 2019 Lifesharing Conference. Registration is now open. The conference will be held October 21 and 22, 2019 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Mt. Pocono, PA. The attached announcement provides information needed to register including dates, costs, hotel, and session descriptions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-114: Registration Contact Information for Public Hearings Regarding the Closure of Polk and White Haven Centers
Purpose To provide information on the public hearings that are being held in regards to the closure of Polk and White Haven Centers. Those wishing to speak must register. Information on how to do so is included.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP 19-113: Announcing CoP September Webinars and the Regional Collaborative Reporting Tool

Purpose To announce the Community of Practice 2019-2020 Action Plan and Regional Collaborative Reporting Tool Webinars to be held in September 2019. Contact Amy Miller, c-amillar@pa.gov with any questions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

 Complex Case Placement RFI Distribution

Purpose In an effort to better serve individuals with complex needs, the Department of Human Services (DHS) is releasing a Request for Information with responses due to the department by 9/27. If you or your organization has information that it wishes to share on this subject, DHS would appreciate hearing from you.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Health Choices
Purpose Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare (Part A and/or Part B) and Medicaid. CHC also covers individuals 21 years of age or older with physical disabilities who receive long-term services and supports through Medicaid. For more about who is eligible for CHC, view the attached fact sheet.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Department of Human Services Announces Three-Year Plan to Close Two State Centers, Transition Residents to Community Living
Purpose To announce the closure of Polk State Center in Venango County and White Haven State Center in Luzerne County.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

Additional Supports Broker Certification Courses

Purpose This is to inform all interested parties that additional Supports Broker Certification Classes have been scheduled through Temple University's Institute on Disabilities.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 26, 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
Name / Link:

ODP 19-112: Residential Individual Support Plan (ISP) Staffing Face-to-Face Training Available

Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule and registration for the Residential ISP Staffing face-to-face training sessions during October and November 2019. This training will provide information 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. These changes are intended to replace the need for residential habilitation service staffing ratios by standardizing how risk factors are discussed using person-centered thinking skills, where they will be documented in the ISP, and ensuring there is a description of what technology, environmental supports, and staff supports will be provided to mitigate those risk(s) during specific activities and situations.
Status: archive