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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 15, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Thresholds for Community Spread Report Ending January 15th 2021
Purpose Providers, individuals and families should use the Level of Community Transmission information for their county as well as surrounding counties to make informed choices about protecting the health and safety of individuals and staff as well as their families.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 15, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-005: Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Protocol Update
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication, ODPANN 21-005: Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Protocol Update and the accompanying attachment. The attachment contains updated protocols for the implementation and use of the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST). The Protocols were last issued in May of 2019. Please review both documents for further details on these updates.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 15, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-006: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance for Individual Support Plans That Are Effective Through June 30, 2021
Purpose To communicate guidance for services included in Individual Support Plans (ISPs) that are effective through June 30, 2021 for individuals enrolled in the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) or Adult Autism Waiver.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-004: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Qualification (PQ) Form (DP 1088)  for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose To inform all AAW providers about the new ODP Provider Qualification Form – DP 1088 which must be completed by all AAW providers as described below. This form is not required to be completed by AAW Supports Coordination Organizations.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 13, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: POP-UP FAMILY FORUM! IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE!
Purpose The PA Family Network will hold a special Family Forum to collect & discuss public comment on the proposed waiver changes! Please join us so your comments can be submitted to ODP!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 12, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Information Sharing and Advocacy Committee (ISAC) Everyday Lives 2020: Recommendations, Strategies & Performance Measures
Purpose Members of Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC), working with the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC), developed a series of recommendations to achieve the vision in Everyday Lives. This publication provides updates to the strategies, performance measures and accomplishments included in earlier reports. M
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 12, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Training Needs Survey 2021
Purpose Please share with others and/or visit the link below to complete a survey about your training needs
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 11, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-003: Medication Administration--System Access and Required Maintenance
Purpose To provide guidance on accessing the Medication Administration Train the Trainer course and to announced required maintenance to the Medication Administration Student Courses until January 19th , 2021.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 11, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: THE ARC OF PA DISCOVERY TRAINING February 8-10th 2021
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 training for certification. Individuals not seeking certification will gain valuable information and insight and may attend as auditors of the course.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 11, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Vaccination for Non-Residential Direct Support Providers
Purpose In Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Interim Plan for Vaccination residents and staff of community homes and intermediate care facilities are included in phase 1A under long term care facilities. Non-residential staff are also included in phase 1A under Health Care Personnel.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 8, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New MyODP Podcast--A Moment of Choice:Give Me a Break!
Purpose We all have a choice in how we react to something that isn't working for us. So too for the people we support. But, do they have the skills to react in a way that is productive? We will talk about those skills and how you can help someone cope with situations that may not be working for them.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 8, 2021
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 Announcement 21-002: Social Security Administration Announces 2021 Cost of Living Adjustment
Purpose To provide notice that the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment will increase beginning January 2021.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 7, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ADV - COVID Vaccination Indicators and Contraindications
Purpose The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing guidance for providers on COVID-19 vaccination. The information in this HAN should be used to supplement other relevant guidance documents and guide the implementation of public health expectations for vaccine providers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 5, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement  21-001: ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Virtual Classes: 2021 Interest Survey
Purpose To gather information, for planning purposes, on system interest in completing ODP’s Virtual QM Certification Classes in 2021. Please tell us if you would be interested in attending a QM certification class in 2021, by clicking on the following link and completing the quick survey no later than January 15, 2021.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Reference Manual on Community HealthChoices (CHC) for Administrative Entities (AEs) Webinar
Purpose The objective of this webinar is to develop a shared understanding of why the ODP Community HealthChoices manual was developed. There will be an opportunity for questions at the conclusion of the webinar.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Support to Long-Term Care Facilities after the Conclusion of the Regional Response Health Collaborative Program
Purpose This communication details continued support that will continue to be offered to the RCAT-eligible facilities.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PA Family Network (PAFN) 2021 Event Schedule
Purpose See calendar below for topics and be sure to check future emails for further details, updates and downloadable flyers and reminders!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 20-116: Medication Administration Train-the-Trainer Course – Scheduled Maintenance
Purpose To announce scheduled maintenance on the Medication Administration Train-theTrainer course will occur 12/28/2020 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: COVID-19 Vaccine Information from PA DOH
Purpose This site contains important information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please share this information widely.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Monthly Trainings - January 2021 Virtual Trainings
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce its January trainings. Please use the hyperlinked title listed below to register for the session.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Reducing Food Insecurity and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases During COVID Among Medicaid HCBS Beneficiaries
Purpose ACL and CMS host a monthly webinar series that invites subject matter experts and practitioners from across the home-and-community-based services (HCBS) spectrum to share insights and best practices to develop high quality HCBS services and programs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-115: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Amendments to the Office of Developmental Programs’ Waivers
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), Community Living, and Adult Autism Waivers are available for public review and comment. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on December 18, 2020 and ends on January 18, 2021
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New MyODP Podcast: Check Yourself: Supporting Someone to Make Informed Choices & Decisions
Purpose Choices and decisions made by the person you support - what's in it for you? We are going to talk about checking yourself. That is, how do you support someone to make these choices and decisions when they may impact you, as a supporter?
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: COVID-19 Surge Contingency Planning: Guidance for AEs
Purpose This guidance was developed to support AEs to facilitate discussions with providers about staffing contingency plans in anticipation of extreme stresses on residential providers during and after the surge of COVID-19.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Joint Health Risk Screening/Office of Developmental Programs Protocol for Supports Coordinators Webinar
Purpose In January 2021, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is planning two joint presentations with Health Risk Screening (HRS) Inc. for Supports Coordinators (SCs). These sessions will review ODP’s expectations related to the use of the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST), as well as provide thorough instruction on use of the tool.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Communication and... Series
Purpose ODP is happy to announce the publication of the Communication and…Series with over 25 different diagnoses included! The goal of this series is to provide information on how each diagnosis could impact communication and offer strategies to support effective communication.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Bulletin 00-20-04 Participant Directed Services Agency With Choice Financial Management Services Model
Purpose The Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the release of Bulletin 00-20-04, Participant-Directed Services: Agency With Choice Financial Management Services Model. This bulletin obsoletes and replaces ODP Bulletin 00-08-08, Agency With Choice Financial Management Services (AWC FMS).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 15, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Reference Manual on Community Healthchoices for Administrative Entities Webinar January 2021
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs invites administrative entities to review the newly published Reference Manual on Community Healthchoices. The manual is designed to assist administrative entities in navigating technical issues in which provider issued claims overlap with the Community Healthchoices MCO enrollment period.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 15, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH) Guidance: Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Healthcare Personnel with Signs and Symptoms Following COVID-19 Vaccination
Purpose The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing guidance for responding to signs and symptoms following COVID-19 vaccination in healthcare personnel (HCP). Strategies are needed for healthcare facilities to appropriately evaluate and manage post-vaccination signs and symptoms among healthcare personnel (HCP) in order to minimize staffing disruptions and transmission of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 15, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: A Message from the Secretary - COVID-19 Interim Vaccination Plan
Purpose The Department of Human Services would like to be sure you are aware of this interim plan and are able to provide feedback relevant to your work and the people you serve.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Support Broker Certification Training January 2021
Purpose This training provides prospective Supports Brokers with information they need to understand Participant-Directed Services (PDS) and the role the Support Broker plays in helping people be successful with directing their own services. Course is FREE, but by registering, you certify your intent to work as a supports broker in Pennsylvania.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Protocols for Supports Coordinators Webinar
Purpose Pre-registration is required. Please use the links above to register for the session. Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions describing how to participate including a new link to join the training. You can join the audio portion of the webinar by telephone or computer.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-114 UPDATE (Obsoletes 20-102): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose Per ODP Announcement 20-032, 55 Pa. Code Chapters 2380, 2390, 6100, and 6400 provide that a staff person can administer medications to individuals if the staff person successfully completes an ODP-approved medication administration training course.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-113: Public Comment Starts December 18, 2020 for Proposed Amendments to the ID/A Waivers and Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that proposed amendments to the Consolidated, P/FDS, Community Living and Adult Autism Waivers effective March 1, 2021, will be available for review and comment starting December 18, 2020. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on December 18, 2020 and ends on January 18, 2021.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Certified Investigators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-112: Now Available: Registration for the Department - Certified Incident Investigator (CI) Initial Certification Course
Purpose To announce that registration is now open for the January – August 2021 Initial CI Certification Course on MyODP.org.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: DHS CARES Act Funding Tracking Final Report is Live!
Purpose Today is the launch of the DHS CARES Act Funding Tracking Tool for the Act 24 Final Report. Starting today, Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) providers can begin completing their Final Report. Each entity must complete the report and upload the COVID-19 Act 24 Cost Reporting Form no later than December 31, 2020. Providers should keep all documentations related to the costs reported in the final cost report for a minimum of 5 years.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-101 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Temporary Closure of Older Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Habilitation, and Licensed Facilities Where Community Participation Support Is Provided Due to Community Spread or When Staff or Individuals Are Diagnosed with COVID-19, and the Process for Reopening Facilities
Purpose To provide temporary closure guidance to Older Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Programs, LIFE Day Centers, Adult Training Facilities and Vocational Facilities related to the community spread of COVID-19 or when an individual or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent 15 minutes or more in the facility within a 24 hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the person is isolated. Additionally, this announcement describes the process for re-opening facilities using the Community Participation Support and Older Adult Facility Reopening Tool.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-111: New Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) Qualification Process
Purpose The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) requires a statewide processto ensure SCOs are qualified to render services to waiver-funded individuals. ODP is replacing the previous AAW SCO requalification process with the ODP AAW SCO Qualification Process described below. This communication outlines the steps the SCO must follow to meet these requirements.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-110: New Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Provider Qualification Process
Purpose The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) requires a statewide processto ensure providers are qualified to render services to waiver-funded individuals. ODP continues to align processes whenever possible, therefore, the ODP Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) is replacing the previous AAW provider requalification process with the ODP Provider Qualification Process described below. This communication outlines the steps the provider must follow to meet these requirements.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New MyODP Podcast: Takes More Than Willpower & Coaxing: Developing New Habits
Purpose Can you simply coax or convince people to change their habits and behaviors? Sure, but not when you are looking to create behaviors and habits that will stick around for the long run. We will talk about ways that we can support people to create new, healthy habits -- ones that become as automated as driving a car.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SERVICES INNOVATION PANELS: Remote Assessment & Data Collection
Purpose This pandemic has forced us all to think more creatively about how to maintain important components of the Behavioral Support Services. A panel of Behavioral Support Service Providers will present their innovations for engaging in Remote Assessment & Data Collection highlighting their models to conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments and monitor data. Opportunity to engage and ask questions of these panelists will be provided.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-109: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance for Providing the Life Sharing Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose The purpose of this document is to: • Provide recommendations to enable Life-Sharing agencies to assist host homes with understanding and applying the guidance • Provide recommendations relating to individual participation in facility-based Community Participation Support and other community-based activities during the COVID-19 pandemic • Explain what host home household members and substitute care providers should consider during the COVID-19 pandemic and clarify expectations for agencies to support host homes in managing COVID-19 related situations. • Clarify what is meant by “suspected to have COVID-19” and “diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 1, 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: ODP Announcement 20-068 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Applying Pennsylvania Department of Health Testing and Personal Protective Equipment Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities’ Residents and Health Care Personnel to Community and Life Sharing Homes
Purpose This announcement provides guidance to Community and Life Sharing Home providers about how to apply updated COVID-19 testing guidance and infection control procedure guidance issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH): Updates to this announcement appear in red.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Holiday Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose ODP has developed the following Holiday Safety Poster based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) and PA Department of Health (DOH) recommendations. Please refer to this poster this holiday season and remember to stay safe and have Happy Holidays! An accessible version of the below poster is also attached to this e-mail. Feel free to print and distribute widely.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: "Communication And..." Series
Purpose ODP is happy to announce the publication of the Communication and…Series with over 25 different diagnoses included! The goal of this series is to provide information on how each diagnosis could impact communication and offer strategies to support effective communication.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community of Practice for Supporting Families Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 Workplan Now Available
Purpose This document reflects ongoing efforts as well as areas of focus for new or enhanced strategies for the Initiative Coordinator and leadership team for the fiscal year 2020-2021. It is a companion to the Initiative Workplan. Further information can be found at: https://www.myodp.org/mod/page/view.php?id=25542.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: As COVID-19 Cases Reach Critical Levels, Wolf Admin Announces New Mitigation Efforts
Purpose With new modeling projecting 22,000 new COVID-19 cases per day in Pennsylvania in December, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today announced new targeted mitigation measures to help stop the spread during this critical time.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Visual Gestural Communication (VGC)
Purpose Do you support an individual who uses VGC? This mode of communication can be described as a natural response to wanting to communicate, including all forms of gestures. Join the ODP Special Populations Unit for a discussion about VGC!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 19, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Organized Health Care Delivery Systems Training for Supports Coordination Organizations (SCO) Leadership and Administrative Entities (AEs)
Purpose ODP is pleased to announce a training opportunity for SCO and AE Leadership to learn more about the new language outlined in Appendix K that allows SCOs to become willing and qualified Organized Health Care Delivery Systems Training (OHCDS) providers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Staying Healthy During the Holidays: ODP encourages you to follow State and CDC recommendations to stay safe during the holiday season 

Purpose The holiday season is fast approaching while COVID-19 cases are surging across the commonwealth. ODP encourages all stakeholders to observe the holidays through safe celebration as guided by our state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 16, 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: ODP Announcement 20-108: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Version 3: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About the Office of Developmental Programs' (ODP) Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose To communicate additional and updated guidance through version 3 of “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About ODP’s Requirements During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Monthly Trainings December 2020
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce its December trainings.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Visual Gestural Communication: Module 1
Purpose ODP is happy to announce publication of our first online Visual Gestural Communication (VGC) training module! Over 8,000 individuals supported in the ODP system have VGC listed as their primary mode of communication.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Act 24 Allowable Costs and updated FAQs
Purpose On May 29, 2020, Governor Wolf signed Act 24 of 2020, which allocates funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – also known as the CARES Act – to assist providers with COVID-19 related costs. Act 24 Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) can be used to cover necessary COVID-19 related costs that were incurred between March 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020 and not been otherwise reimbursed by Federal, State, or other sources of funding. This email is being sent to help providers that received Act 24 funds identify areas of allowable costs prior to November 30.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: DHS ODP ACT 24 Funds Interim Reporting
Purpose As of last week, ODP has not received interim reports from 334 providers who received Act 24 funds. If your agency MPI is on the attached excel file, we have not yet received your interim report on the use of the funds. ODP will be required to recoup and return any unused or unreported Act 24 funds to the federal government, so it is very important for all providers who received Act 24 funds to ensure their reporting contact is correct, they have access to the online reporting tool and that they submit both the interim and final cost report. The interim reporting tool remains open at this time. It is expected that the final reporting tool will be available on December 2 and providers will need to submit prior to December 21. Please direct any questions to Rick Smith via e-mail (riesmit@pa.gov).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Things to consider when supporting a Deaf-Blind individual during COVID-19
Purpose Please see the attached resource from our friends in Special Populations and ASERT on things to consider when supporting a Deaf-Blind individual during COVID-19. This guide provides tips to consider while planning to address barriers created by COVID-19 restrictions. Ultimately, we need to assure that individual’s communication, choice, preferences, needs, and personal risk(s) are balanced with concerns for safety presented by COVID related restrictions that may impede effective supports for in Deaf-Blind individuals.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New MYODP Podcast: Making Good Old Fashioned Happiness
Purpose What is happiness and why is it important for supporters to think about how we help people make happiness in their lives? We will talk about those habits that can increase happiness and, in turn, positively impact one's physical, emotional, and social well-being.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-107: Revised Timeline for Incident Management Bulletin and Enterprise Incident Management (EIM) System Enhancements
Purpose To provide updated issuance and effective dates for the revised Incident Management Bulletin and subsequent changes to the Enterprise Incident Management system.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-102: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose Per ODP Announcement 20-032, 55 Pa. Code Chapters 2380, 2390, 6100, and 6400 provide that a staff person can administer medications to individuals if the staff person successfully completes an ODP-approved medication administration course. A “standard” medication administration course is required to administer medications in Community Homes, Adult Training Facilities, and Vocational Facilities. A modified version of the course is available for life sharers and service locations that are not licensed by ODP.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-066 UPDATE:Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Visitation in Residential Settings (ODP) 
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to: Explain “Level of Community Transmission” and its impact on visitation both in and outside of the Community or Life Sharing Home, Provide guidance for developing visitation policies and best practices for visitation, Explain the “Compassionate Care Exemption” (Appendix A), Provide guidance on facilitating personal relationships when in-person visits are restricted. Residential settings include licensed and unlicensed Community Homes (55 Pa. Code Chapter 6400) and licensed and unlicensed Family Living Homes (55 Pa. Code Chapter 6500).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 20-106 REISSUE: ODP Non-Residential Heightened Scrutiny Announcement
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to release for public comment the non-residential service locations1 (Attachment 1) that have been identified as requiring an onsite Heightened Scrutiny review from the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). ODP is also requesting stakeholders to identify any other settings that meet the criteria provided in the discussion section below. ODP is releasing for public comment the Heightened Scrutiny Onsite Tools (Attachments 2 and 3) that will be used during the onsite visit to determine compliance with the HCBS Settings Rule as well as with ODP’s policies and regulations. These documents will be out for public comment for 30 days; comments will be accepted until 11:59PM on Monday, 11/30/2020. Please send electronic comments to RA-PWODPHCBSSETTINGS@pa.gov. If electronic comments are being submitted, it is recommended to provide comments directly on the documents and to track the changes in the documents where edits are being suggested. If written comments are being submitted, please address and send the written comments to Katie-Marie Wilson, Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, 625 Forster Street, Room 510, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Critical Information for ODP CPS, Residential, and ICF Providers: Pharmacy Partnership (COVID-19 vaccination)
Purpose The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is partnering with pharmacies to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination services for long-term care facilities when a vaccine becomes available. All Long-term Care Facilities wishing to participate in the program must be registered with the Pharmacy Partnership to determine eligibility. Please respond by 11:59 pm EDT on Friday, November 6, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: 20-105: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Version 2 of Operational Guide for Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose The Operational Guide provides updated guidance on implementing services through Appendix K flexibilities approved for the Adult Autism Waiver during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-105: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):  Version 2 of Operational Guide for Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose To announce updated operational guidance to implement services through Appendix K flexibilities approved for the Adult Autism Waiver during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PAFN: Peace of Mind Planning for Siblings
Purpose For Siblings or those who will be caring for a loved one when current caregivers no longer can.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-100 REMINDER: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Quarterly Progress Note Updates
Purpose To inform ODP AAW SCOs and providers that Quarterly Summary Reports (QSRs) are being replaced by Quarterly Progress Notes (QPNs).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 22, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Person Driven Planning for Life after High School – Meeting the Needs of All
Purpose 4 sessions sponsored by The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: New Times Available: Scheduled One-On-One Incident Management Virtual Office Hours (VOH)
Purpose Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) providers are invited to sign up for a scheduled one-on-one VOH session to discuss incident management topics with BSASP.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-104: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Version 2 of the Operational Guide for Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Community Living, Consolidated, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers
Purpose To announce updatedoperational guidance to implement services through Appendix K flexibilities approved for the Community Living, Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Interim Act 24 Reporting Extended to October 28, 2020
Purpose DHS is extending the deadline for the Interim Act 24 Reporting to October 28. The web reporting tool will remain open until this date. An email on Act 24 Cost Reporting was sent to providers receiving Act 24 payments on September 30 and included information on the required Interim Report.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Supports Broker Certification Training Virtual Classes
Purpose This 2-part training provides prospective Supports Brokers with information they need to understand Participant-Directed Services (PDS) and the role the Support Broker plays in helping people be successful with directing their own services. Guided by principles of self-determination, training participants will gain knowledge and skills necessary to: Enhance natural supports, Facilitate person centered planning, Support participants with employer related responsibilities, and Assist with ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and rules.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 19, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Monthly Trainings - November 2020 Virtual Trainings
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs is pleased to announce its November trainings.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 15, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ASD@PSU Monthly Seminar Series 
Purpose Welcome Dr. Diane L. Williams, Professor and Department Head, Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University, will present “Speech-Language Pathology and ASD: How Language Research Can Inform Clinical Practice”.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-103: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) New Individual Support Plan (ISP) Signature Form
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication, ODPANN 20-103: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) New Individual Support Plan (ISP) Signature Form and accompanying attachment. This communication notifies SCs, SC supervisors, providers and other interested parties of the new ISP Signature Form (DP 1032 AAW).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-101: Temporary Closure of Older Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Habilitation, and Licensed Facilities Where Community Participation Support is Provided Due to Community Spread and When Staff or Individuals Are Diagnosed
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is To provide temporary closure guidance to Older Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Programs, LIFE Day Centers, Adult Training Facilities and Vocational Facilities related to the community spread of COVID-19 or when an individual or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19 and spent 15 minutes or more in the facility. Additionally, this announcement describes the process for re-opening facilities using the Community Participation Support and Older Adult Facility Re-opening Tool.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-102 : Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached communication, Announcement 20-102: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Modifications to Medication Administration Course Requirements as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The announcement provides guidance on medication administration as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-063 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Reinstatement of the Supports Intensity Scale-Adult™ and Pennsylvania Supplement Assessments
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance in distributing the attached updated to Announcement 20-063: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Reinstatement of the Supports Intensity Scale-Adult and Pennsylvania Supplement Assessment. The purpose of this updated communication is to expand the target population for which the virtual or remote Supports Intensity Scale-Adult (SIS-A) and Pennsylvania Supplement assessments may be scheduled, as well as to provide clarification on individual virtual views, virtual assessments, and remote assessments. Please note, all updates in the announcement are in red.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Reminder: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Quarterly Progress Notes Virtual Targeted Training 
Purpose All Office of Developmental (ODP) AAW Providers and Supports Coordinators are invited to join us for a Virtual Targeted Training (VTT) on October 13, 2020 from 9:00am-10:30am
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Health Alert - 2020-2021 Flu Season
Purpose . The Alert provides guidance for precautions that may be taken during the upcoming flu season along with the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Please review the attachment for additional information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Virtual Office Hour
Purpose This will be your opportunity to ask questions that have emerged in your use of the DHS Act 24 reporting form previously distributed by the Office of Developmental Programs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Pennsylvania Developmental Disability Council (PDDC) Survey for Stakeholders
Purpose What do you consider to be the most important issues facing people with disabilities in Pennsylvania? The survey may take about 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey asks for simple demographic information and feedback in specific areas.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 6, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PATC 2020 Follow Up
Purpose We have posted PowerPoints and resources from the PATC presentations, as well as personal stories shared by individuals with ASD. If you did attend PATC 2020, and have not yet completed your evaluations, please do so by Monday, October 12. We greatly value your feedback!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Act 24 CARES Funding Cost Reporting Form
Purpose Governor Wolf signed Act 24 of 2020, which allocates funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – also known as the CARES Act – to assist providers with COVID-19 related costs. Any person or entity accepting a COVID-19 payment must provide documentation to the Department of Human Services (DHS), upon request, for purposes of determining compliance with Act 24 requirements. DHS has developed the attached reporting forms to collect information about the use of Act 24 funding.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-100: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Quarterly Progress Notes (QPNs) Updates
Purpose To inform ODP AAW Providers and SCOs that Quarterly Summary Reports (QSRs) are being replaced by Quarterly Progress Notes (QPNs)
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-069 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019  2020-2021 Waiver Cap Exception Guidance for the Person/Family Directed Support and Community Living Waivers
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to provide updated guidance to Individual Support Planning Teams on the criteria for requesting a cap exception for the Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and Community Living Waivers. Updates appear in red.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New MyODP Podcast: Beyond Keeping Someone Safe: A Supporter's Purpose
Purpose As a supporter, how do you view your role? We know it is much more than keeping people safe. We will discuss the influence you have on the people you support and challenge you to think beyond just safety
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 —October Antivirus Power Connect Calendar
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: September 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PATC Reminder: Register Today!
Purpose Registration is now open for the 2020 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC)
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Monthly Virtual Trainings Available--October 2020
Purpose Announcing the October 2020 Virtual Training (VT) Schedule.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-095 Update: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Community Participation Support (CPS) Retainer Payments - New Updates 9-21-2020
Purpose To provide a revision to Announcement 20-074 published on June 17, 2020 related to CPS retainer payments. Updated information can be found in the announcement below in red.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Monthly Trainings - October 2020 Virtual Trainings
Purpose To advertise October 2020's Virtual Targeted Trainings
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP October 2020 Virtual Trainings (VT) Schedule
Purpose Announcing the October Virtual Training Schedule.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Deaf Sensitivity Virtual Training
Purpose This training will present a brief summary of Deaf Culture, and provide basic information on sign language, lip reading, and assistive technology. This training will be live interpreted. Registration is required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: CPS Emerging Practices Webinar
Purpose ODP invites Community Participation and Employment Support providers to join a webinar presentation to learn about innovative remote support practices from fellow providers. Registration is required,
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PATC Registration Now Open!
Purpose Registration is now open for the 2020 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC)
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Transportation Service in the Adult Autism Waiver Webinar
Purpose The Transportation service is the most recent addition to the Adult Autism Waiver. This webinar, hosted by Kristen Kanjorski and Tom Flynn of the Office of Developmental Programs, will provide an explanation of the service, the difference between the Trip and Public components of the service, adding the service to Individual Support Plans (ISPs), scenarios involving use of the service, and more.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1—Antivirus Power Connect Calendar--September 2020
Purpose Advocates United as 1—Antivirus Power Connect Calendar Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SAPNA, (Self Advocacy Power Network for All), SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment) and Team V (volunteer)
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Positive Approaches Journal Volume 9 Issue 2 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 Are we listening? The Challenges and Opportunities in Communication.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-084: Update-- AAW and ACAP Restriction Intervention Plan Indicator
Purpose To remind AAW and ACAP Behavior Specialists/Behavioral Health Specialists to answer the restrictive procedure plan indicator in the Behavioral Support Plan (BSP), and to request that all existing BSPs are checked for accuracy of the indicator question.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payments Available for Medicaid/CHIP Providers - EXTENDED DEADLINE 9-13-2020
Purpose Please note that the Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline to the application process for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payments. The attached document from the Department of Human Services had been disseminated previously by the Office of Developmental Programs and it provides additional details about the funding. The application deadline has now been extended to 9-13-2020. Additional information can be found on the HHS website: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html
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