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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-074: New ODP Communication Notification Feature for MyODP Users
Purpose ODP is pleased to announce the implementation of an ODP communication notification feature for all MyODP registered users. Users will begin receiving web and email notifications for all ODP communications that are added to the MyODP Communications page.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP  19-071: Process for Updating Entity Contact Information For Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Process
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Announcement is intended to instruct AEs, SCOs and Providers on how to review and submit updates to their entity’s primary and secondary contact information for the QA&I Process.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-073: Registration Now Open for June Certified Investigator Forum
Purpose To communicate updates to the above entities that Temple University of Harrisburg -Certified Investigator program and ODP will be facilitating a Forum for Certified Investigators (CIs).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-069: Reissue-- Process Modification in The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Enrollment Process
Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors that a modification in the Office of Developmental Programs Provider Enrollment will take effect July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: June 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: REVISED SDOH Assessment Survey
Purpose DHS has put together a very brief questionnaire (7-8 questions) to receive provider feedback.This survey should be completed by the person in your practice who is in charge of SDOH assessments, or has the most knowledge about how they are incorporated into your workflow. We would like to receive your feedback by June 25, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-072: New SPeCTRUM 2.0 Training
Purpose To announce the availability of an updated version of the required SPeCTRUM training for AAW and ACAP providers and SCOs, and to outline the requirements and timeframes for providers and SCOs to meet the new training requirements
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-068: Person Thinking Training Available
Purpose To announce the availability of more sessions of two-day Person Centered Thinking training and to provide registration information
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-070: Incident Management (IM) Bulletin Listening Sessions Registration Available, Additional Sessions Added
Purpose Stakeholders may register for in person listening sessions to give comments about the Incident Management draft bulletin.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-069: Process Modification in the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Enrollment Process
Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors that a modification in the Office of Developmental Programs Provider Enrollment will take effect July 1, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Commonwealth of PA
Issue Date: June 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Sign up for PA ABLE Webinars
Purpose To provide information pertaining to Webinars available via PA ABLE.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 7, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-067: Becoming An Informed Supporter--What You Should Know About Autism Webinar Series
Purpose To communicate that registration is open for a series of webinars emphasizing application of the resources, tools, and tips presented at the 2019 ASD Seminar: Becoming an Informed Supporter: What You Should Know About Autism
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 7, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-066: Open for Public Comment--Proposed Amendments to the Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waivers
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, P/FDS and Community Living Waivers effective October 1, 2019, are available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on June 8, 2019 and ends on July 8, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-065: Health Risk Screening Tool Implementation Update--Identifying Raters and User Accounts


Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is providing stakeholders with an update regarding the implementation of the Health Risk Screening Tool.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Reminder--ODP 19-56: Incident Management (IM) Bulletin Available for Public Comment; Introduction to the IM Bulletin Webcast Available; IM Bulletin Listening Sessions Registration Available
Purpose To announce that the IM Bulletin Draft is available for review and public comment. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on July 5th, 2019. Stakeholders may also access an Introduction to the IM Bulletin webcast and register for in-person listening sessions across the Commonwealth. Please see attachments for more details.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-064: Regulatory Compliance Guide Public Comment Period Extended
Purpose To announce an extension to the review and comment period for the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-063: IM4Q and NCI Reports Now Available
Purpose To announce the availability of the 2017-18 IM4Q and NCI annual reports on MyODP.org
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-062: Revised Goals and Objectives Cheat Sheet for AAW & ACAP
Purpose To inform all AAW and ACAP providers, including SCs, of an updated Goals and Objectives Cheat sheet and training available on MyODP. For questions, please contact the Provider Support Mailbox at rabasprovidersupprt@pa.gov with “Goals and Objectives” in the subject line.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-061: Final Fee Schedule Rates and Fiscal Year Renewal Guidance for Community Participation Support
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the final Fee Schedule Rates for Community Participation Support services in the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. This communication also provides guidance for completing Fiscal Year Renewals for fiscal year 2019-20 related to the change in procedure codes and rates for Community Participation Support services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-060: NOW AVAILABLE: FAIR HEARING REQUEST FORM (DP 458) TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH
Purpose To announce that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) translated the Fair Hearing Request Form (DP 458-S) into Spanish and placed it on the MyODP website. The form is also attached to the email distributing this announcement.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-059: Clarification of the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Implementation for AAW and ACAP


Purpose To clarify ODP Announcement 19-052: Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Implementation specific to the expectations for Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) programs
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-57: Special Populations Unit's Virtual Targeted Trainings Now Posted and Accessible on MyODP.org
Purpose To inform stakeholders that the Virtual Targeted Trainings conducted by the Special Populations Unit are now accessible on MyODP.org.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Money Follows the Person (MFP) Initiative Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series: Supporting Healthy Sexuality
Purpose This training will review how the creation and sustenance of a sexually healthy culture around the individual can promote sexual expression that is physically, mentally and emotionally safe for all concerned.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Health Alert: Measles
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs is sending out this alert to provide information on the recent increase in the number of individuals contracting measles.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-58: Visual Gestural Communication Training for Harry M. Class Members’ Individual Support Plan Teams
Purpose Visual gestural communication is a method of communication that provides a means of bypassing vocabulary and strict grammar rules of a language. It is a mode of communication that involves gestures, facial expression, and body language use and analysis. ODP will be offering six, one-day, in-person sessions across the state to each of these identified Harry M. class members’ teams. Please review the announcement for additional details on these trainings.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter May 2019
Purpose We hope you find some time this week to enjoy the May 2019 ODP Newsletter (attached). An online version is also available. In this issue: LifeCourse For Lifespan Self-Advocates Stress Importance of a Healthy Life Information, Upcoming Events, & Training And more
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-055: Statewide Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Process Meeting for Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) and Providers
Purpose To announce a face-to-face statewide meeting for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) process
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 7, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-054: 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide Available for Public Comment
Purpose To announce the release of the 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide for review and comment.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-053: Announcing the Relaunch of Positive Approaches Journal
Purpose To announce the relaunching of the Positive Approaches Journal
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-052: Health Risk Screen Tool Implementation
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announces the implementation of the Health Risk Screening Tool
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-51: Additional (2nd) FY19-20 Renewal Guidance
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to provide additional guidance to AEs, SCOs, and direct service providers related to the new service definitions, provider service offerings for new services, contract creation for new services, and P/FDS cap exceptions for FY 2019-2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: SAVE THE DATE--Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Conference--Expanding Capacity: Reaching Further
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are pleased to announce a statewide conference focused on building capacity to better support individuals with complex needs in the community.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-050: Medication Administration Scheduled Outage Notification, Critical Date Extension, and Face to Face Class Dates, Summer 2019
Purpose To inform all interested parties that important infrastructural changes to the Medication Administration Training Program will take place June 28, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019, which will cause an outage. Working on the system during this outage could cause work to be lost. Also, to inform all interested parties that the mandatory date to transition to online training only has changed. Lastly, to announce the Face to Face Class dates for Summer 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 25, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Pennsylvania APSE Statewide Day On Employment 2019
Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs to widely distribute the below information on the PA Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) Statewide Day of Employment on May 6th, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-049: "Getting Connected to the Community" Training Available
Purpose To announce the availability of Getting Connected to the Community: Practical Skills for Building Person Centered Community Connections and to provide contact information for interested parties
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 7th Annual Lifesharing Conference Call for Presenters-- October 21-22 2019
Purpose Here is your OPPORTUNITY to present your knowledge to an eager audience looking to gain new skills and expand their knowledge. In addition to Lifesharing families and professionals, we are seeking more trainings and information that would increase opportunities for our Supports Coordinators to learn more about Lifesharing!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-047: PA Family Network Offers Statewide Training Sessions 
Purpose To announce a statewide series of training sessions being offered through the PA Family Network from April to June 2019. Session topics include: • Creating a Vision for a Good Life • Creating a Vision for a Good Life (Spanish) • Creating a Vision for a Good Life and Safety in Your Community • Creating a Vision for a Good Life: L.E.A.D. Your Way to Healthy Relationships and Sexuality • ODP Waivers: Supporting Families and Everyday Lives • Creating a Vision for Life After High School
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-048: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators--Updated 4/10/19
Purpose To announce that an updated version of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators is now available.
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Issued By: Department of Human Services
Issue Date: April 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Human Services Secretary Celebrates Autism Awareness Month, Highlights  Resources and Services to Live An Everyday Life
Purpose Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller today celebrated Autism Awareness Month by highlighting supports and services offered to individuals with disabilities and their families and discussing Governor Wolf’s proposed budget and how it pertains to individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter April 2019
Purpose Please enjoy the April 2019 ODP Newsletter(online) and attached, with features including: Autism Awareness, Acceptance Month Project SEARCH Photographer Profile All Communications Issued In March 2019 And more! We welcome your comments and ideas: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-047: Quality Assurance Analyst Employment Positions through Autism2Work
Purpose To share information about Quality Assurance Analyst employment positions opened to individuals with Autism via the Autism2Work initiative with participants that meet the requirements and qualifications
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-046: Person Centered Thinking--Registration Available for Philadelphia and Harrisburg Sessions
Purpose To announce the availability of Person Centered Thinking training in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, PA, and to provide registration information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-025: Now Available-- Updated ID/Waiver Employment Service Definition Question and Answer Document and ID/A Waiver Employment Service Definition Quick Guide
Purpose These documents are intended to provide updated guidance related to the following Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver employment services: • Advanced Supported Employment • Supported Employment • Small Group Employment • Community Participation Support – The Prevocational Component • Benefits Counseling [Included in the Quick Guide]
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-045: Updated Employment Resources Page on MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties that a page on the MyODP Training and Resource Center has been dedicated to employment.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Money Follows The Person (MFP) Initiative: Recognizing and Addressing Mental Health Factors when Providing Behavior Supports May 21, 2019
Purpose In this session, participants will have an opportunity to: differentiate between behavior and mental health symptoms; identify the multi‐modal approach to treatment; use the team review process to unify the treatment team; and develop a plan that simultaneously addresses behavioral health symptoms and challenging behaviors.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 2, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
Name / Link: ODP 19-044: Qualification Process for New Providers UPDATE
Purpose The purpose of this Announcement is to communicate the process for Administrative Entities (AEs) to validate that new Provider Applicants have satisfied all Provider Qualification requirements effective April 1, 2019. NOTE: Announcement 084-18 Revised Qualification Process for New Providers will become obsolete as of the date of this publication.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-040: CAPS-- Peer Specialist Training Program for Individuals with Autism
Purpose To solicit your help in distributing information about the Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) program, a peer specialist training program for individuals with autism 18 years or older, living in the Southeast Region. This program has been developed in order to train individuals with autism as peer mentors for other individuals with autism.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-041: ODP Releases Quality Assessment & Improvement Annual Statewide Report of Self-Assessments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication announces the release of the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report of Self-Assessments for Cycle 1 Year 2 (C1Y2), FY 2018-2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-042: Generation of EIM Notifications for Supports Coordinators and Supports Coordination Supervisors
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform Supports Coordinators (SCs) and Supports Coordination Supervisors (SC Supervisors) of the addition of email notifications when there is a system-generated alert in Enterprise Incident Management (EIM). The email notification functionality has been added to EIM in order to prompt users to login and review incidents. The addition of email notifications will assist SCOs to promptly review incidents for evidence that the individual’s health, safety, and rights were safeguarded during the entire lifecycle of an incident.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-043: EIM Alerts for Incidents not submitted within 72 hours of Creation
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers, SCOs and other reporting entities who have a responsibility to file incidents in EIM of the functionality of EIM Alerts they will receive when the First Section of an incident is initiated but not submitted within 72 hours. This alert will assist providers, SCOs and other reporting entities with their obligation to report alleged and suspected incidents in a timely manner as outlined in ODP Bulletin #6000-04-01, Incident Management.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-039: AAW SCO and Provider Contact Information for the Quality Assessment and Improvement Process
Purpose To announce that all SCOs and Providers delivering supports and services for participants in the AAW program must submit their primary and secondary contact information for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) Process by close of business on April 15, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 19-038: Now Available--Registration for Initial Certified Investigator Courses and Peer Review Course
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to announce that registration is now open on MyODP.org for the Initial Certified Investigator Courses through 2019 and for the Certified Investigator Peer Review Course for Spring 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) Shorts: The 30-Minute Series
Purpose On March 11, 2019, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announced a training series through the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) entitled “Case Managers: Guides on the Pathway to Employment.” There is still space available for this series. Please see attached flyer for details. As a member of the State Employment Leadership Network, ODP strongly encourages participation in this opportunity.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 25, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Employment Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-037: June ACRE Basic Certification Training for Providers of Employment Services--Two Dates
Purpose To disseminate a pair of training opportunities, open to providers of employment services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter March 2019
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs March 2019 newsletter is now available
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-036: Process To Implement Participant Direction Transfers From the Adult Autism Waiver to an ID/A Waiver
Purpose This communication provides an overview about the process to implement reserved capacity for participant direction transfers in the Consolidated, Community Living and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers (hereafter referred to as the Intellectual Disability/Autism waivers [ID/A waivers]). Each waiver reserves 5 spaces each year (a total of 15 per year) for participants who are currently enrolled in the Adult Autism Waiver and who wish to self-direct the majority of their waiver services by enrolling in one of the ID/A waivers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Employment Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-035: 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: March 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Money Follows the Person (MFP) Initiative Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series: Charting the LifeCourse April 26, 2019
Purpose The training day will include an overview of the Charting the LifeCourse principles, participant application of the CtLC tools and examples of how people are using CtLC in supporting people with complex needs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-033: ODP Releases 2017-2018 Annual Data Report
Purpose To inform individuals that ODP has published the 2017-2018 Annual Data Report, which is available online via the MyODP and the Department of Human Services websites.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-031: College of Employment Services ACRE Update--Discounted Rate Extended
Purpose To announce that the discounted rate for Part 2 of the College of Employment Services (CES) Online Association of Community Rehabilitation Educations (ACRE) Basic Employment Certification Course has been extended.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-034: Requirements Regarding the Number of Individuals Served in Licensed Facilities that Provide Community Participation Support or Day Habilitation Services
Purpose To clarify requirements regarding the number of individuals that can be served in a licensed Adult Training Facility (55 Pa. Code Chapter 2380) or a licensed Vocational Facility1 (55 Pa. Code Chapter 2390). This communication contains requirements that apply to new licensed Adult Training Facilities and Vocational Facilities as well as relocations of these facilities.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-032: Launch of the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Process for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose To announce that all SCOs and Providers delivering supports and services for participants in the AAW program will be integrated into the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) QA&I process beginning July 1, 2019. The QA&I process will replace the existing AAW monitoring process and will be one of the tools used to evaluate the current system of supports and identify ways to improve it for all individuals supported by ODP.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 11, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-29: Quality Investigation Unit at Temple University
Purpose ODP is pleased to announce that the Certified Investigator Training Program vendor, Temple University of Harrisburg (TUH), has established a Quality Investigations Unit. This unit will be conducting Certified Investigator Peer Reviews (CIPRs) of investigations completed by Department-certified Investigators.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Spring 2019 State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) Shorts Series
Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to distribute the below announcement regarding an upcoming series from the State Employment Leadership Network (SELN) entitled Case Managers: Guides on the Pathway to Employment. As a member of the State Employment Leadership Network, ODP strongly encourages participation in this opportunity.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-030: 2019-20 Fiscal Year (FY) Renewal Guidance
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to provide guidance to AEs, SCOs, SCs and direct service providers for creating 2019-2020 FY Renewal Plans.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-026: ASD Seminar 2019-- Being an Informed Supporter: What You Should Know About Autism 
Purpose To communicate that registration is open for a free statewide professional training: Being An Informed Supporter: What You Should Know About Autism by the Office of Developmental Programs/Bureau of Autism Services’ (ODP/BAS) Clinical Team
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 8, 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 19-023: Office of Developmental Programs' Virtual Training Offerings April, May, & June 2019 UPDATE
Purpose To announce an updated schedule of upcoming virtual trainings and virtual office hours in April, May, and June 2019
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-027: Spring 2019 AAW Workshop Succeeding in an Environment of Change: Exploring the Evolving Dynamic of the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose To communicate that registration is open for a free statewide professional training: Succeeding in an Environment of Change: Exploring the Evolving Dynamic of the Adult Autism Waiver by the Office of Developmental Programs - Bureau of Autism Services (ODP/BAS)
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 6, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-024: Open for Public Comment-- Proposed Rates for Community Participation Support and Transportation Trip for Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the Department of Human Services (Department) proposed Fee Schedule Rates for Transportation Trip services funded through a participant directed services model and Community Participation Support services in the Consolidated, Community Living and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers effective July 1, 2019. This communication also announces proposed changes to the zones covered in the Transportation Trip service for cost-based services captured in cost reports effective July 1, 2019. Public comment on these proposed changes will be accepted until 11:59 pm on April 5, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-022 : Required by March 24--Transportation Trip Cost Report for Provider Type 26
Purpose To inform the above-mentioned audience of the requirement to complete and submit a cost report by March 24, 2019 to help determine future fee schedule changes, as well as to provide information as to the availability of the Year 11 Transportation (Trip) cost report template and supporting materials on MyODP.org.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Purpose March is Developmental Disabilities Month
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 3, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-028: KEPRO's New SIS Assessment Scheduling System Training Registration is Now Open
Purpose To announce training sessions for SCOs and AEs on KEPRO’s new SIS Assessment scheduling system referred to as Submission, Approval, and Monitoring (SAM) system. The SAM system has been designed to streamline and enhance your involvement in requesting, approving and scheduling of SIS assessments.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 1, 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
Name / Link: ODP 19-020: Update Regarding Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Information and Department of Human Services (DHS) Survey
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to provide current information to external stakeholders regarding the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Federal mandate established by the 21st Century Cures Act. This is also to request that you complete a DHS survey to help inform our EVV system development and implementation.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-021: Training Opportunity: Consider Communication
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce an upcoming training led by speech-language pathologists to promote better communication for people who do not communicate verbally.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Money Follows the Person (MFP)--Initiative Dual Diagnosis Professional Conference Series-- Cultural & Linguistic Competence: Essential Components of Quality Service
Purpose This interactive session will provide an opportunity for clinicians in practice and training to explore the role of cultural and linguistic competence to improve the quality of services to individuals with I/DD and mental health diagnoses and their families. The session will examine how culture influences all aspects of the service experience such as: perceptions and beliefs about mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities, expectations about interventions and supports, effective communication with service systems and providers, and disparities based on cultural identity.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Employment Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-019 : 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: February 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Lifesharing Conference October 21st & 22nd 2019
Purpose 7th Annual Lifesharing Conference October 21st and 22nd 2019
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-018: Chapter 6100 Quality Management Planning Requirements for Adult Autism Waiver Supports Coordination Organizations and Providers
Purpose To announce a new requirement and training for all SCOs and Providers of AAW services to develop Quality Management Plans (QM Plans) and accompanying Action Plans, effective July 1, 2019, per the new Chapter 6100 regulations
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 056-18: Process for Updating AE, SCO, & Provider Contact Information For Quality Assessment & Improvement Process
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Announcement is intended to instruct AEs, SCOs, and Providers to review and submit updates to their primary and secondary contact information for the Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 10, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-017 : Transition of Individuals from a Nursing Facility into an ODP Waiver
Purpose To provide information about the need to timely complete the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Eligibility/Ineligibility/Change Form (PA 1768), when an individual who is currently residing in a nursing facility is able to be discharged into the Adult Autism, Consolidated, Community Living, or Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. Timely completion of the PA 1768 is especially necessary in circumstances where an individual resides in a zone that has implemented Community HealthChoices (CHC).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 6, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter February 2019
Purpose Please enjoy the February 2019 ODP News. We’d love to hear from you. Email us at RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov with news or suggestions!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-012: UPDATED New Documentation Requirements for Individual Support Plans (ISPs) Within the Consolidated Waiver
Purpose To announce new documentation requirements within the Individual Support Plan (ISP). These requirements are part of the implementation of a settlement agreement, which pertains to services received by individuals through the Consolidated Waiver.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-016 : Notice to the Increase to the Federal Reimbursement of Transportation Costs for 2019
Purpose The United States General Services Administration announced an increase for the rate of Transportation Mile reimbursement rate, procedure code W7271, beginning January 1, 2019. The new rate is $0.58 per mile. This communication provides notice of the rate increase, as well as provides instruction for Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) on how to add transportation mileage to the vendor screen. It also instructs direct service providers on how to submit claim adjustments, if applicable.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-013: Now Available-Interim PUNS Guidance and Revised PUNS Form
Purpose To provide Interim PUNS Guidance for Support Coordinators (SCs) and provide the revised Priority of Urgency of Needs (PUNS) Form
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-014: Rate Exception Request Process Re-issue, Consolidated Waiver
Purpose This announcement and its attachments provide details regarding the protocol for residential fee schedule rate exceptions in the Consolidated Waiver.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-015: Registration is Now Open for Certified Investigator Forum in March 2019
Purpose To communicate to the above entities that Temple University’s Institute on Protective Services will be facilitating a Forum for Certified Investigators (CIs).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Health Alert: Extreme Cold Weather
Purpose To provide important information and resources regarding precautions and actions to take during extreme cold weather. This should serve as a reminder to all, particularly to CEOs and Agency Administrators of residential programs, to ensure that necessary precautions are in place to prevent cold-weather-related health risks. Please review the attached announcement and infographic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Name / Link: ODP 19-010: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provides Written Notice of Provider Re-qualification Requirements
Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors, whose last digit of their Master Provider Index (MPI) number is 3, 4, or 5 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: January 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP-19-011: 2018 Everyday Lives: Values In Action--Information Sharing and Advisory Committee Recommendations, Strategies, and Performance Measures Now Available on MyODP.org
Purpose To inform individuals that the 2018 Everyday Lives: Values in Action – Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC) Recommendations, Strategies, and Performance Measures booklet is available online at MyODP.org.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 29, 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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-009: ACRE Basic Certification Training for Providers of Supported Employment
Purpose To inform Providers of Supported Employment Services of a training opportunity involving ACRE Basic Certification.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-007: Improving the Quality of Residential Services Report Available
Purpose ODP is pleased to release the following report: “Improving the Quality of Residential Services.” For an overview and explanation, ODP encourages you to read and share the attached announcement with stakeholders, as it provides a brief overview of the report’s contents. The referenced report marks evidence of ODP’s continued commitment toward improved service quality to maintain the health and well-being of individuals residing in community-based homes. ODP encourages all interested parties to read the report in its entirety.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-006 UPDATE: Medication Administration Manual, Student Course, and Practicum Observer Access is Now Available
Purpose UPDATE To inform interested parties involved with Medication Administration Courses of updates to the schedule. Training courses from March have been rescheduled. Please check the updated schedule for details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-008: Social Security Administration Announces 2019 Cost of Living Adjustment
Purpose To provide notice that the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment will increase beginning January 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-006: Medication Administration Manual, Student Course, and Practicum Observer Access is Now Available
Purpose To inform Medication Administration trainers that they can request training aids, including a document with links to the medication administration webcasts, transcripts for each lesson, a copy of quizzes and a quiz answer key. Similar training aids also are available for the Practicum Observer course.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Providers & CHC Fact Sheet
Purpose For more information about CHC for ODP service providers, view the attached fact sheet.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 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
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-002: Office of Developmental Programs' Virtual Training Offerings January, February, & March 2019 UPDATE
Purpose To announce updates to the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours January, February, and March 2019
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) 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
Name / Link: ODP 19-005: Initial Certified Investigator Course Available For Spring 2019
Purpose The Certified Investigator Initial Certification Course was created to ensure all incidents that require an investigation receive a systematic investigation, which meets established standards. In order to perform investigations, the investigator must successfully complete all requirements listed in the course description. Registration for the Certified Investigator Initial Certification Couse is now open for anyone wishing to become a Certified Investigator through ODP. Please see the attached communication for details and instructions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter January 2019
Purpose Please enjoy the January 2019 ODP Newsletter. In this issue: Progress on the waiting list, songwriter tours Sesame Street, a Visual Project in Washington County, and more! Please send any comments or questions to RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-004: Registration Now Open for Spring 2019 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes
Purpose To announce that registration is open for ODP’s Spring 2019 Quality Management Certification Classes, which enhance the quality management knowledge and skills of ODP staff and its stakeholders.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 3, 2019
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
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-003 : New Process for Residential Habilitation Vacancies
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Communication is to inform all interested parties of revisions in the Residential Habilitation vacancy management process that pertains to Harry M. class members.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-001: 2017 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certificate Holders Now Due For Recertification by Dec. 31, 2019
Purpose To announce QM Recertification requirements for 2017 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
Status: current