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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-029 UPDATE: Auto Authorizations for Residential Without Day Services
Purpose Please find an UPDATE to ODP Announcement 20-029 regarding Auto-authorization. The anticipated date for the Residential Habilitation auto-authorization is Thursday, April 2, 2020. All ISPs that will be impacted should be in “approved” status no later than April 1, 2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 25, 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: 20-030: Provider Tracking ISP Revisions
Purpose To provide additional direction for service providers on tracking and communicating revisions to be included on Individual Support Plans (ISPs) impacted by Appendix K.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-031: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Retainer Payments for Community Participation Supports (CPS)
Purpose This communication outlines the process for retainer payments made to CPS providers during the response to COVID-19.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-027: Operational Guides for Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Person/Family Directed Support, Community Living, Consolidated Waivers and Adult Autism Waivers
Purpose To announce operational guidance for Appendix K
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PA Family Network Zoom Meeting Series 2020
Purpose Join other families and individuals with disabilities through April to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives. This is an opportunity to share questions and concerns, as well as get the latest updates.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 24, 2020
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: 20-029: Auto Authorizations for Residential without Day Services
Purpose Please see the attached communication from the Office of Developmental Programs. It provides details of a HCSIS Auto-Authorization for Residential.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 23, 2020
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
Name / Link: 20-028: Post Acute and Long Term Care COVID-19 Toolkit
Purpose To share resources developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in response to COVID-19
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
The Special Populations Unit is pleased to host a web-based training opportunity just for ODP staff
Purpose We hope that you will join us on April 29th from 9:30 am – 12 pm! We hope you will leave this training with strategies and tools to better support those with complex communication needs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 22, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-019: UPDATE - COVID-19 Operational Recommendations for Providers of Intellectual Disability and Autism
Purpose To provide updated guidance for Supports Coordination Organizations. All clarification appears in red. In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impact on the delivery of services to individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has developed the following operational guidance and recommendations for Supports Coordination Organizations of intellectual disability and autism services including AAW.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: COVID-19 ODP Update: Overview of Emergency Amendments to ODP Waivers
Purpose This presentation involves discussion on the emergency amendments to the Consolidated, P/FDS, Community Living and Adult Autism Waiver that were approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on March 18, 2020. Please join one of the two sessions available today, Friday, March 20, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Appendix-K Overview for ODP Staff Recording Now Available on MyODP
Purpose The recording from the Deputy Secretary is now available on MyODP.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Name / Link: 20-026: Provider Re-qualification Deadline Extension of for Cycle 1 Year 3 
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that ODP is extending its deadline for the requalification process for Cycle 1 Year 3 to October 31, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 19, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Antivirus Power Connect Calendar of SAU1 Events
Purpose Join as many calls as you can to connect with other people while we can’t meet in person. Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers. Let’s start each call with a check-in to hear how folks are doing and share resources during this tough time.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 19, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-025: Update on registration information for eCIS–ODP business partners
Purpose The Department of Human Services (DHS) is moving from CIS to a different system (eCIS) for viewing client data. All business partners and their users are required to register for access to eCIS. Data will be transitioned in four phases beginning with Phase 1 on February 18, 2020
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) 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: 20-024 - COVID Provider Tool Announcement
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the implementation of an on-line resource for providers (including SCOs) providing ODP services within the ID/A waivers and the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) to capture important information related to COVID-19 planning.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ASD SEMINARS 2020 NOTE: IMPORTANT CHANGE from Live to ONLINE
Purpose In accordance with the Governor’s emergency disaster declaration and based on advice from the Department of Health regarding “large trainings,” the 2020 ASD Seminars will be offered as an online trainings. Read for registration links and information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for CPS Providers: Second Session
Purpose Due to limited capacity, ODP will repeat the March 17th webinar for CPS providers. Please join Deputy Secretary, Kristin Ahrens and Director of Policy & Quality Management, Jeremy Yale as they present information for CPS Providers related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 30-minute webinar will provide all providers with important information on strategies related to prevention and mitigation.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-023: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Statewide Suspension of ODP Functions
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to outline functions managed by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) that will be suspended statewide for the next 14 days, effective March 17, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-022: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Closure of Older Adult, Adult Training, and Prevocational Facilities
Purpose To communicate important information about facilities licensed under 55 Pa. Code Chapters 2380 and 2390 and 6 Pa. Code Chapter 11; including provisions for the redeployment of direct support professionals for essential health and safety functions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 20-020  - COVID-19 Guidance Mont-Del-Buck-Chest County - 03-16-2020-update
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to outline functions managed by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) that will be suspended and the essential functions that will continue during the implementation of the mitigation strategies to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery and Delaware Counties.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Important - Date Change Notice - Statewide Positive Approaches & Practices Meeting - Formerly March 16, 2020 - Rescheduled for 6/1/2020
Purpose TOPIC: Innovative Practices and Approaches for Support to Individuals in the Criminal Justice System
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2020
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: ODP Releases 2018-2019 Annual Comprehensive Employment Report
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the release of the second Annual Comprehensive Employment report. ODP created this report to share data with individuals, families, advocates, providers, government officials, and taxpayers. ODP is committed to supporting individuals with an intellectual disability or autism to achieve their goals towards competitive integrated employment
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-021 : Heightened Scrutiny Onsite Tools for Residential Service Locations Finalized and Now Available Online
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the Heightened Scrutiny Onsite Tools for Residential Service Locations have been finalized and posted. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is also using this communication to address some of the comments and concerns that were received through public comment.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-020: COVID-19 Guidance Mont-Del-Bucks-Chester County - 03-16-2020 - UPDATE
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to outline functions managed by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) that will be suspended and the essential functions that will continue during the implementation of the mitigation strategies to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester Counties.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-019 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Operational Guidance and Recommendations for Providers of Intellectual Disability and Autism Services
Purpose In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impact on the delivery of services to individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has developed the following operational guidance and recommendations for providers of intellectual disability and autism services.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar
Purpose Please join Deputy Secretary, Kristin Ahrens and Medical Director, Dr. Gregory Cherpes as they present information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 30 minute webinar will provide all stakeholders with important information on strategies related to prevention and mitigation.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Upcoming Trainings: Relationships! and Let's Talk About Your Vision for an Everyday Life! Philadelphia
Purpose People with disabilities and their chosen guests are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about healthy relationships, waiver services, and Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Let's Talk About Your Everyday Life! St. Mary's
Purpose People with disabilities and their chosen guests are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about waiver changes and use Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Let’s Talk about Your Everyday Life!--New Castle, PA
Purpose People with disabilities and their chosen guests are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about waiver changes and use Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Empowering Adults Through Supported Decision Making Webinar
Purpose This training is the next in a monthly webinar series hosted by ACL and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and will specifically address delineating between the preferences of individuals receiving HCBS and those of families/guardians. Registration is Required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ASD Seminar - Registration is Open!
Purpose This training will focus on ways that, within your role, you can ensure that the behavioral support you are providing is sound and appropriate. We will be offering two sessions, held across four locations that focus on the role you play in this process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Let's Talk About Your Everyday Life! --Exton
Purpose People with disabilities are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about waiver changes and use Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
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
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Releases 2018-2019 Annual Data Report
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) created this statistical report detailing enrollment, self-direction services, employment, residential, targeted services management, and financial trends so that individuals, families, advocates, providers, government officials, and taxpayers can see and measure how many individuals ODP serves, what services are provided, where the individuals live, and what costs are associated with services.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Arc of PA Discovery Training -May Session
Purpose This 3-day training provides a comprehensive overview of Discovery (an alternative to traditional vocational assessments) and how to complete Discovery. Please refer to the attached flyer for details on the session scheduled for May 11-13 in Harrisburg, PA.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Purpose Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation highlighting Pennsylvania's accomplishments towards the goal of full inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to visit MyODP to learn how ODP programs and initiatives support individuals achieving an everyday life.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  AAW SC Meeting SAVE THE DATE
Purpose We invite all Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordinators (SC) and SC Supervisors to join us as we facilitate several sessions designed specifically for you!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
FY 2020-21 ODP Budget Briefing Now Available On MyODP
Purpose This presentation involves a briefing on the Governor's Proposed State Fiscal Year 2020-2021, as it pertains to the budget for ODP. Presenters were Deputy Secretary Ahrens and Rick Smith, Director Bureau of Financial Management and Program Support.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 2, 2020
Type: Health Alert
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Health Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Purpose To provide important information and resources concerning preparations for a response to a possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the State.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Virtual Training Offerings March 2020
Purpose Pre-registration for each session is required. For questions or for an accessible version of the attachment, please email: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 20-018 Social Security Administration Announces 2020 Cost of Living Adjustment
Purpose To provide notice that the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment will increase beginning January 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Positive Approaches Journal February 2020 Now Available!
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Positive Approaches Journal is now available! The theme of this issue is Maximizing Resources.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Statewide Positive Approaches & Practices Meeting - March 16, 2020 - Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15
Purpose This meeting shall present and discuss innovative practices and approaches for support to individuals in the criminal justice system. Preregistration is required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: SAVE THE DATE!  2020 ASD Seminars "Getting Better at Behavioral Assessment and Treatment"
Purpose This training will focus on ways that you can ensure, in your role, that the behavioral support you are providing is sound and appropriate. We will be offering two sessions across four locations that focus on the role you play in this process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Employment 1st and US Department of Labor - Get Empowered Webinar
Purpose As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and America Saves Week, join the U.S. Department of Labor, America Saves and the LEAD Center for a webcast to learn about ways to improve your financial security. The Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will provide information and resources on financial planning to help achieve your goals.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: AAW Supports & Services Directory - February 2020
Purpose Please find attached the most recent “offline version” of the Adult Autism Waiver’s Supports & Services Directory (SSD) for February 2020. The online COMPASS SSD is still available but the attached directory is a more reliable source of up-to-date information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Arc of PA Discovery Training - February and May Sessions
Purpose This 3-day training provides a comprehensive overview of Discovery (an alternative to traditional vocational assessments) and how to complete Discovery.For those seeking to become certified providers of Discovery through Marc Gold and Associates, it is the pre-requisite face-to-face training to complete certification.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
Adult Autism Waiver Supports & Services Directory
Purpose Please find attached the most recent “offline version” of the Adult Autism Waiver’s Supports & Services Directory (SSD) for February 2020. The online COMPASS SSD is still available but the attached directory is a more reliable source of up-to-date information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Department of Human Services Releases Guidance for Family First Providers
Purpose Session opportunities are 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 25 and 28. To register, email cwtpreg@pitt.edu. Visit www.dhs.pa.gov or email ra-PWFamilyFirst@pa.gov for more information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Provider Agreement Reminder Notice
Purpose A copy of the Provider Agreement for Participation in Pennsylvania's Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support, Community Living Waivers and Adult Autism Waiver and accompanying letter from Deputy Secretary for Developmental Programs Kristin Ahrens is attached to this message.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-017: Business Partner Access-eCIS Transition Planning -User Materials
Purpose To provide next steps in the CIS to e-CIS Transition process. The registration process for business partners to move from CIS to eCIS access should be completed. Beginning today, February 18, 2020, business partners must access eCIS for information from the pilot counties. Please review the attached communication, ODPANN 20-017 Business Partner Access – eCIs Transition Planning – User Material for additional details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators- Updated 1/3/20
Purpose On February 14, 2019, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) released Bulletin 00-19-01, OVR Referral Process for ODP Employment-Related Services. Attachment 4 to the bulletin is the OVR Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators. Please find attached, an updated version of this contact information. This version, dated 1/3/20, replaces all previous versions of Attachment 4
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: DHS and DOH Bulletin on Medical Marijuana and State Licensure of Facilities and Agencies
Purpose The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify the storage, use, and administration of medical marijuana in facilities licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in accordance with the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Upcoming Webinar - Expanding Integrated Employment: Early Lessons from Scaling Up Pathways to Careers
Purpose Join us on March 17th, 2020 from 1 pm – 2 pm for a webinar reviewing the role of a court appointed guardian, as well as the limitations of guardianship.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
Everyday Lives: Values in Action - Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC) Recommendations, Strategies & Performance Measures
Purpose Access the Everyday Lives 2019 - Recommendations, Strategies & Performance Measures and other publications on the Everyday Lives Publications: Reports page on MyODP. All stakeholders are encouraged to further use the information contained in this report in their work supporting people with disabilities.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-014 New ODP Regulation Update Clarification Regarding Medication Administration Requirements
Purpose To announce that requested clarification has been developed regarding Medication Administration requirements in 55 Pa. Code §§6100.461 – 6100.469.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-016: Open for Public Comment: Electronic Visit Verification for Personal Care Services
Purpose To announce the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Personal Care Services bulletin is available for review and public comment. Public comment will be accepted until 11:59pm on March 16, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-015: Using the Correct Medication Administration Website and Spring 2020 Face-to-Face Training Information
Purpose To provide guidance on accessing the correct Medication Administration Training websites and to announce 2020 Face-to-Face Medication Administration Course information
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Provider Risk Screening Letter
Purpose Please find the attached letter from Deputy Secretary Ahrens announcing the Provider Risk Screening Process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Tech Tuesday Webinar: PA’s Assistive Technology Programs and Services
Purpose Learn all about TechOwl PA; PA’s Assistive Technology Act Program helps Pennsylvanians with disabilities get access to the technology they need. We’ll learn about assistive technology programs and funding sources. Some of these programs provide technology at no cost! This online webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am. Please refer to the attached flyer for details on how to register for this exciting and informative FREE webinar!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-013: Quality Management (QM) Recertification for 2016 and 2018 ODP QM Certificate Holders
Purpose To announce QM Recertification requirements for 2016 and 2018 ODP QM Certificate Holders; to build and sustain quality management capacity by enhancing the knowledge and skills of staff who function as leaders in quality management throughout the service delivery system.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Preparing for Life: Successful Transition to Adulthood with ASD Webinar
Purpose This online presentation from Jed Baker, Ph.D., reviews key predictors of successful adult outcomes among students with special needs, including the awareness of strengths and challenges, perseverance, learning skills to accomplish realistic goals, and preventing disruptive behaviors. Please refer to the attached flyer for details on the online workshop scheduled for February 18, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 7, 2020
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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 20-012 Broadening Provider Qualifications for the Benefits Counseling Service 
Purpose To disseminate information regarding the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) change to the minimum qualification requirements to provide Benefits Counseling in the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS waivers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Individual Support Plans for Individuals Receiving TSM, Base-Funded Services, ID/A Waiver Services or Who Reside in an ICF/ID
Purpose Please find attached the Individual Support Plans (ISPs) for Individuals Receiving Targeted Support Management, Base-Funded Services, Consolidated, Community Living or Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver Services (the ID/A Waivers), or Who Reside in an Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF/ID). The purpose of this bulletin is to distribute the updated ISP Manual and accompanying attachments.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 20-010: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provides Written Notice of Provider Requalification Requirements
Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors, whose last digit of their Master Provider Index (MPI) number is 6, 7, 8 or 9 that they must submit their qualification documentation to their Assigned AE after February 1st but no later than March 31st of this year in order to meet requirements of 55 PA Code.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Virtual Training Offerings February 2020
Purpose Pre-registration for each session is required. Use the linked title in the schedule attached to this message to register. Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions describing how to participate including a new link to join the meeting.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP  Licensing Chapters Updated with New Requirements
Purpose The Chapter 6100 regulations and revised versions of Chapters 2380, 2390, 6400, and 6500 became fully effective on February 1, 20201. The Pennsylvania Code has been officially updated to reflect these changes.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Introduction to the 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide
Purpose ODP will be presenting a live webinar about the purpose of the RCG and how it will be used for applying and enforcing Chapter 6400. General information about why RCGs are used will also be presented.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-011: Revision to the Enhanced Communication Rate for Services 
Purpose This communication provides a revision to the process for providers to request an enhanced communication rate for Consolidated, P/FDS, and Community Living Waiver services for d/Deaf individuals who use Sign Language to communicate
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-009:  Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061)
Purpose The Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061) is used to ensure that all ODP waiver and system requirements are met for any provider who no longer intends to provide ODP Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and/or Community Living Waiver services. The DP 1061 and its instructions have been updated to comply with 55 Pa Code § 6100 requirements. Additionally, the form has been formatted to be submitted electronically. This new version of the form (11/19) should be used going forward effective immediately. NOTE: This form is not to be used when providers are ONLY discharging individuals. Providers shall adhere to requirements contained in 55 Pa. Code § 6100.304. With the release of this announcement, ODP Communication Number: 050-17 Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061) is obsoleted.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-008: What the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Announcement Regarding the Order of Selection Waiting List Means for Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Services
Purpose To disseminate clarification on access to ODP-funded employment-related services after the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (OVR) announcement on February 1, 2020 regarding the Order of Selection and the OVR waiting list.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Releases Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide
Purpose The purpose of this bulletin is to announce the release of the Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide (RCG) (6400) for implementation starting February 3, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Supporting Transgender Clients Training Series
Purpose The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is sponsoring our second annual “Supporting Transgender Clients” Training Series in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In person training dates for Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton are now available. Please see the attached flyers for more details and registration information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Registration is Now Open for Initial Certified Investigator Course sessions through August 2020
Purpose Current course offerings for the Initial Certified Investigator Courses are available on MyODP.org. Please review the attached guide for instructions on how to register.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-006: e-CIS Business Partner Access - Individual User Approval
Purpose As part of the ongoing transition of CIS to e-CIS, Delegated Administrators are reminded that the deadline for approving individual users for access to e-CIS is February 18, 2020. The attached communication contains information on the approval process as well as instructions for approving individual users.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 20-007: Provider Qualification Process
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing Announcement 20-007: Provider Qualification Process. The attached announcement contains the most updated ODP Provider Qualification Process. Please review for criteria, deadline dates, and other important information
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Name / Link: 20-005: Notice for Administrative Entities (AEs) Regarding Level of Care Evaluations (LOC) for the Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose To inform Administrative Entities (AEs) of their role in conducting initial Level of Care (LOC) determinations for the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) interest list to waiting list transition. The announcement and attachment contain details on the process for moving individuals on the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) interest list to the AAW Waiting List. Questions may be directed to ra-odpautismwaiver@pa.gov or by contacting the BSASP Enrollment Coordinators at the BSASP toll free number: 1-866-539-7689
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: ACRE Training Harrisburg March 2020
Purpose The Arc of Pennsylvania will host ACRE certification training session held in Harrisburg, PA March 11-13, 2020. Registration is required.Please refer to the attached flyer for details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Reminder: Take the ODP Training Needs Survey
Purpose Please have your voice heard! This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey by February 7, 2020.
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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 22, 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 22, 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 20, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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