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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Thresholds of Community Spread Report
Purpose Attached is the Thresholds for Community Spread Report as described in ODP Announcement 20-101. Providers are responsible to review the report and make any necessary changes according to the status of their county. The publication of the Threshold for Community Spread Report will follow publication of DOH’s updated Dashboard numbers, which is available on Friday of each week.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-106: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Information for Non-Residential Service Locations
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, 11/23/2020. 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 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 28, 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 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.
Status: current
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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 13, 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 13, 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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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Update Appendix K Webinar August 28th 
Purpose Join ODP's Deputy Secretary Kristin Ahrens and Director of the Bureau of Policy and Quality Management Jeremy Yale for an overview of the latest Appendix K Update.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 21, 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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-099: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Clarification of Staff Reporting of COVID-19
Purpose To provide further instruction on the use of the Health Risk Screening (HRS) Web Portal in Staff Reporting cases of COVID-19 and provide a reminder that timely reporting is essential to ensure system responsiveness to COVID-19 outbreaks.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Closure of Older Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Habilitation, and Licensed Facilities Where Community Participation Support is Provided When Staff or Individuals Are Diagnosed with COVID-19
Purpose To provide guidance for the closure of Older Adult Daily Living Centers, Structured Day Programs, Adult Training Facilities and Vocational Facilities when a staff person or an individual receiving service is diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-098: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):Appendix K Update: Waiver Services Provided to Individuals in Hospital Settings and Specialized Supplies
Purpose To announce guidance for implementing two changes approved in the second Appendix K for the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), Community Living Waivers (ID/A Waivers) and the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW): 1. Services rendered when an individual is hospitalized for any condition; and 2. Expansion of items covered under Specialized Supplies.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Wolf Administration Orders Further COVID-19 Protection for Long-Term Care Facility Staff
Purpose In response to concerns from frontline workers, the Secretary of Health today issued an order requiring long-term care facilities to take additional steps to protect their staff and residents from COVID-19.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Electronic Visit Verification Overview for AEs and SCOs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Purpose On July 27, 2020, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) facilitated an overview meeting with Administrative Entities (AEs) and Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). ODP communicated that questions submitted by meeting participants via the chat function would be released with the questions and answers as a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. This document is the compilation of those questions and answers from that session.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Name / Link: CPS Emerging Practices Webinar Central Region 
Purpose ODP invites Community Participation and Employment Support providers to join a webinar presentation to learn about innovative remote support practices from fellow providers. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, providers have developed creative community participation and employment supports practices while remaining socially distant. Hear from fellow providers IFC Services and Keystone Human Services about how they are rethinking CPS and Employment programs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-097: Appendix K Second Submission and Approval: Emergency Preparedness and Response for ODP Waivers
Purpose To announce the approval of the second submission of Appendix K for the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), and Adult Autism Waivers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Name / Link: Announcing the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Listserv
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Special Populations Unit is pleased to announce the creation of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind listserv. This listserv will only be sharing pertinent information, resources, Virtual Targeted Trainings (VTT), and Virtual Office Hours (VOH) specific to these populations.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Monthly Trainings - September 2020 Virtual Trainings
Purpose To advertise September 2020's Virtual Targeted Trainings
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-085 UPDATE: Provider Attestation Form for Retainer Payments - Clarification for CPS Providers added
Purpose To introduce the Provider Attestation Form to be completed by eligible CPS providers seeking to receive retainer payments under the 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services Waivers, Appendix K.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PA Autism Training Conference: Call for Presentation Proposals Deadline August 14th
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is requesting proposals that highlight innovation for its 13thannual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The PA Family Network Presents Virtual Workshops August 10th-September 16th
Purpose Join the PA Family Network as we demonstrate how to brainstorm and develop tools for your family member that can be used during the Pandemic and beyond.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 — August Antivirus Power Connect Calendar August 18-Sept 4 2020
Purpose Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment) and Team V (volunteer) Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 9, 2020
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
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-096: Government Benefits and Representative Payee Services Frequently Asked Questions
Purpose The purpose of this communication to announce updates to the Government Benefits and Representative Payee Services Frequently Asked Questions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: CPS Emerging Practices Webinar: Central Region
Purpose ODP invites Community Participation Support providers to join a webinar presentation to learn about innovative remote support practices from fellow providers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: NOW AVAILABLE: SPeCTRUM 2.0: OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS ONLINE AUTISM COMPETENCY TRAINING
Purpose The SPeCTRUM 2.0 training course is required for all Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) or Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) providers, before enrolling as a provider and before providing services. The training is housed on the MyODP training platform. This training consists of 9 modules; the total time to complete it is approximately 7 hours. You can view the training in its entirety, or you can view each module separately.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: QA&I Interim Review Process Training
Purpose This training session will provide an overview of ODP’s QA&I Interim Review Process for FY 20/21. ODP encourages all AE, SCO and Provider QA&I leads to join the session.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-092: COVID-19 VERSION 2-- Frequently Asked Questions About Services Rendered Through ODP’s Waivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose To communicate additional and updated operational guidance through version 2 of “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Services Rendered Through ODP’s Waivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-093: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Solving Disagreements and Individualized Planning for Individuals Receiving Residential Habilitation and Community Participation Support or Day Habilitation
Purpose This communication provides guidance to all Residential Habilitation, CPS and Day Habilitation providers regarding effective individualized planning and solving disagreements that may arise during planning.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Person Directed Services (PDS) Virtual Forum
Purpose Supports Coordinators are encouraged to attend this virtual lunch-and-learn format. Great for busy common law employers, family members and people with disabilities
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-086 : COVID19 - Notifying Designated Persons and Providers of an Individual's COVID-19 Exposure of Diagnosis (UPDATE)
Purpose This communication provides guidance to Residential Habilitation, Life Sharing, Community Participation Support and Day Habilitation providers, as well as Administrative Entities (AEs), regarding whom to notify when an individual has been diagnosed or has symptoms and has been tested for COVID-19, or has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Updates appear in red.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-089: COVID-19 Guidance for Community Participation Support Providers in Counties in the Green Phase of the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania
Purpose To provide guidance for Community Participation Support (CPS) providers on planning, policy development, and communication for reopening facility-based services in counties in the Green Phase of Governor Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-090: COVID-19 Clarification Regarding Hours of Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waiver Services Provided by Relatives or Legal Guardians
Purpose This communication provides guidance regarding services rendered by relatives or legal guardians to individuals enrolled in the Consolidated, Community Living or Person/Family Directed Support waivers, also known as the Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A waivers).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: SAU1 Antivirus Power Connect Calendar 8-3 to 8-14 
Purpose Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment), Team V (volunteer) and SAPNA (Self Advocacy Power Network for All).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: OVR Business Services Model
Purpose A training announcement from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL), Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), and Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-088: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance on Masks, Screening, and Handwashing
Purpose To provide updated guidance on face-coverings, screening protocols and handwashing procedures for all stakeholders.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Virtual Training Offerings August 2020
Purpose Virtual Training Offerings have expanded! This month ODP continues to support your training needs by offering our trainings in a variety of formats. Pre-registration is required for each session.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Appendix K Update for Supports Coordination Organizations and Administrative Entities
Purpose This webinar is being presented by the Office of Developmental Programs to inform the field as to information regarding the 2nd Appendix K Amendment that was approved on July 23, 2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ACRE Online Trainings September 2020
Purpose The Arc of Pennsylvania’s Making Employment Work course is an ACRE Basic Certification Training. To receive certification, participants must attend a 3-day, live webinar training and then complete a self-paced, online curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ACRE Online Trainings October 2020
Purpose The Arc of Pennsylvania’s Making Employment Work course is an ACRE Basic Certification Training. To receive certification, participants must attend a 3-day, live webinar training and then complete a self-paced, online curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement: Electronic Visit Verification "What Administrative Entities and Supports Coordination Organizations Need to Know" Webinar
Purpose This will be an opportunity for staff from Administrative Entities and Supports Coordination Organizations to learn about the execution, status, and processes associated with EVV in Pennsylvania. Office of Developmental Programs staff will be available to answer questions
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Famiily Forum July to October Invite!
Purpose Join other families and individuals with disabilities, through October, to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives. This is an opportunity to share questions and concerns, as well as get the latest updates.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: HRSA Webcast: Provider Relief Fund Application Process
Purpose The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), is distributing $15 billion to eligible Medicaid, CHIP, and dental providers. If you are a provider who is interested in learning about the application process for the PRF, please register and join the webcast on July 27th.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Family Forums Are Back!
Purpose Join other families and individuals with disabilities, through October, to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives. This is an opportunity to share questions and concerns, as well as get the latest updates.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-87: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Managing Situations Where Masks are Not Worn During the Provision of Services
Purpose To clarify guidance related to wearing masks during the provision of direct services
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Payments Available for Medicaid/CHIP Providers - Communication from Department of Human Services
Purpose The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced additional distributions from the Provider Relief Fund to eligible Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 15, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 — July Antivirus Power Connect Calendar
Purpose Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment) and SAPNA (Self Advocacy Power Network for All). 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
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: CPS Emerging Practices Webinar: Western Region
Purpose ODP invites Community Participation Support providers to join a webinar presentation to learn about innovative remote support practices from fellow providers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Updated Information on Mask Use Order and Additional Screening Questions
Purpose In Pennsylvania, masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. On July 1, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine signed an official order requiring the universal use of face coverings.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

Save the Date: The Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference 
Purpose A virtual training conference for professionals supporting individuals with autism Hosted by ODP and PA ASERT
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 6, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Universal Mask Coverings Order FAQ
Purpose In Pennsylvania, masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home. On July 1, Secretary of Health Rachel Levine signed an official order requiring the universal use of face coverings. Masks are mandatory in all public spaces to stop the spread of COVID-19. It is expected that staff who provide services wear a face covering or a mask during the entirety of service provision.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Tips for Managing Conflict Over Social Distancing
Purpose This article offers six practical tips on how to manage this conflict. Each tip is expanded upon within the article.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-082: Update  to the Adult Autism Waiver Provider Information Table
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties that the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Provider Information Table (PIT) is being released with updated procedure codes for the Specialized Skill Development: Behavioral Specialist service.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Office of Developmental Programs Community Participation Support Virtual Office Hour
Purpose Pre-registration for each session is required.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-066 UPDATE: Updated Guidance for Visitation
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to provide guidance on establishing visitation policies in residential settings when a county transitions to the Green Phase of Governor Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community HealthChoices Fact Sheet: Continuity of Care
Purpose On June 30, 2020, the continuity of care period for long-term services and supports in the Northeast, Northwest, and Lehigh/Capital Regions ended. Community HealthChoices (CHC) is now fully implemented across Pennsylvania.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 — July Antivirus Power Connect Calendar
Purpose Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment) and SAPNA (Self Advocacy Power Network for All).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-083 : Provider Requalification for Cycle 1 Year 3
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the requalification process for Cycle 1 Year 3. Below is an updated timeline to meet the extension based on the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s subsequent Proclamation of Disaster Emergency.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Arc of PA - Discovery Training  August 2020
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.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Arc of PA - Making Employment Work: ACRE Basic Certification Training 
Purpose The Arc of Pennsylvania’s Making Employment Work course is an ACRE Basic Certification Training. To receive certification, participants must attend a 3‐day, live webinar training and then complete a self‐paced, online curriculum. Completing this certification course will qualify individuals to provide Supported Employment services with Pennsylvania’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Office of Developmental Programs. Our training combines lessons learned from traditional Supported Employment and Customized Employment techniques.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Masks: Cloth Face Coverings and Surgical Face Masks
Purpose Wearing a face mask has been recommended by the Secretary of Health to stop the spread of COVID-19. It is expected that staff who provide services wear a face covering or a mask during the entirety of service provision.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Virtual Training Offerings July 2020
Purpose Virtual Training Offerings have expanded! Pre-registration for each session is required.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP COVID-19 Update for Stakeholders
Purpose Join Deputy Secretary Kristin Ahrens for an update on ODP’s response to the evolving pandemic.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Reminder for all AAW and ACAP Behavior Specialists and SCs - New QuestionPro Link for PRE 
Purpose This is a reminder to all Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordinators, AAW Behavioral Specialist providers, and Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Supports Coordinators and Behavioral Health Specialists to use the new QuestionPro link to enter Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE) assessments, effective July 1, 2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-081: Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) Virtual Training Now Available on MyODP
Purpose To announce the availability of a virtual FBA Training on MyODP
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-080: EIM Enhancements
Purpose To provide information and resources related to the EIM enhancements that will go live Saturday, June 27, 2020 as part of HCSIS release 65.05.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 24, 2020
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 Announcement 20-077: Vendor Fiscal/Employer Agent (VF/EA) Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowance for Specific Participant Directed Services
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to issue the wage and benefit range tables for specific participant directed services (PDS) provided to participants utilizing the VF/EA FMS model, effective July 1, 2020.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 24, 2020
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 Announcement 20-078: Agency with Choice (AWC) Wage Ranges and Benefit Allowance for Specific Participant Directed Services Effective July 1, 2020
Purpose This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) communication is intended to provide the wage range tables for specific participant directed services to individuals utilizing the AWC FMS model effective July 1, 2020. The following is a brief overview of the items that are included in this communication.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Update: Registering Users for the Provider Staff COVID-19 Tracking Form
Purpose The Provider Staff COVID-19 Tracking Form became effective June 10 as a web-based tool for providers to report and track suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provider staff.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:
ODP Announcement 20-079: Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Services (FMS) Organization Listing

Purpose To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all of their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model and are enrolled in the Consolidated, Community Living, or Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waivers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 22, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 — June 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.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 22, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Making Employment Work: Basic ACRE Certification Training
Purpose The Arc of Pennsylvania’s Making Employment Work course is an ACRE Basic Certification Training. To receive certification, participants must attend a 3‐day, live webinar training and then complete a self‐paced, online curriculum.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 22, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-067: COVID19 - IHCS Companion Readiness Guide
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of The Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) In-Home and Community Supports (IHCS) and Companion Readiness Tool for COVID-19.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self-Advocate Transition Guide Now Available
Purpose The Self-Advocate Transition Guide for community re-entry is now available.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-076: Coronavirus Disease - Diagnoses Associated with Elevated Risk of Severe Illness or Death Following COVID-19 Infection 6-18-2020
Purpose To provide information about diagnoses and conditions associated with elevated risk for severe illness when an individual is infected with COVID-19.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-073: New Procedure Codes for AAW Behavioral Specialist Services
Purpose To communicate that new BSS procedure codes have been added to PROMISe and HCSIS to replace the procedure codes causing error codes and denials
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-075: Extension of Annual Practicum Deadline for Medication Administration Trainer Recertification
Purpose To announce that the annual practicum deadline for any current staff who would be due to be Recertified on or before July 31, 2020 has been extended to August 31, 2020, and to announce upcoming Virtual Face to Face classes.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 15, 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: MyODP Announcement 20-074: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Community Participation Support (CPS) Retainer Payments Update
Purpose To provide an update on the status of and requirements for CPS retainer payments.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-071: Pennsylvania ODP – Provider Staff COVID-19 Tracking Forms
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to introduce the web-based provider staff COVID19 reporting and tracking forms.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-072: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) At-a-Glance Reopening Guide by Phase (Review before release)
Purpose To provide guidance to stakeholders about Governor Wolf’s plan to Reopen Pennsylvania that includes service-specific guidance in the “Green Phase.” Additionally, this announcement provides an update to the field on guidance for mask usage, screening, and handwashing.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-070: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Funding for Providers of ODP Waiver Services 
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to alert providers to the distribution of funds from the CARES Act
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link:
CPS Emerging Practices Webinar: Northeast Region

Purpose ODP invites Community Participation Support providers to join a webinar presentation to learn about innovative remote support practices from fellow providers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-068: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Applying Department of Health Testing Guidance for Long Term Care Facilities' Residents and Healthcare Personnel to Community and Life Sharing Homes
Purpose This announcement provides guidance to Community and Life Sharing Home providers about how to apply COVID-19 testing guidance issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: CPS Emerging Practices Webinar: Northeast Region
Purpose ODP invites Community Participation Support providers to join a webinar presentation to learn about innovative remote support practices from fellow providers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Learn about the PAABLE Savings Program
Purpose The state and federal tax-free investment options are offered to encourage eligible Individuals and their families to save private funds to support health, independence, and quality of life.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-065: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)--Clarification for Reporting Cases of COVID-19
Purpose To provide supplemental guidance to stakeholders regarding reporting cases of COVID19 to the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) for individuals registered or enrolled and staff. This guidance is supplemental to ODP Announcement 20-049 UPDATE issued on 4/30/2020 and provides clarification as testing standards and best-practices continue to evolve.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: VTT-VOH June 2020 Schedule Update
Purpose Pre-registration for each session is required.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Behavioral Specialists
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-064: AAW and ACAP Periodic Risk Evaluation (PRE) Revisions and Training
Purpose To provide updated PRE resources and to announce revisions to the PRE tool in QuestionPro and an upcoming Virtual Targeted Training (VTT) that will replace the existing PRE training module currently posted on MyODP
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Positive Approaches Journal Volume 9, Issue 1 Now Available!
Purpose The theme of this issue is Navigating the Justice System: Considerations, Best Practices, and Points to Ponder
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Family Forum with PA Family Network By Families For Families

Purpose Join other families and individuals with disabilities to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives. Get the Latest updates - Answers to your questions - Discuss concerns - Network with other families
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Virtual 2020 Pennsylvania Community of Practice Transition Conference
Purpose Each year the PA Community of Practice Transition Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders to share information, explore resources, and gain knowledge regarding successful practices in secondary transition. The conference will take place virtually on July 15, 2020. The full event program including a schedule of events, presenters, and a mail in registration form is attached.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-061: Requesting Provider Information - New Process for Reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff Due June 4
Purpose To provide updated guidance for reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: June 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-025: Registration Information Update for eCIS-ODP Business Partners
Purpose The Department of Human Services (DHS) is moving from CIS to a different system (eCIS) for viewing client data. All business partners and their users are required to register for access to eCIS. Data will be transitioned in four phases, the first of which was Phase 1 on February 18, 2020. Phase 2 occurred on May 18, 2020. Dates have been established for the final two phases of the transfer of data. Phase 3 is now scheduled for June 15, 2020 and will transition client data for 24 more counties. Client data for the remaining counties will be transitioned on July 13, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: AIDinPA Family Transition & Resource Guides
Purpose To assist with COVID-19 changes, AIDinPA - a collaboration between PA Healthcare Quality Units, ASERT, Community of Practice, and ODP – has compiled resources for easing community re-entry in compliance with state regulations while prioritizing an individual’s desires
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Resuming Licensing Inspections
Purpose Beginning May 28th, DHS will resume annual renewal inspections in alignment with the Governor’s plan to re-open parts of the state. This communication includes information about the phases for re-opening.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Family Transition and Resources Guide
Purpose To assist, AIDinPA - a collaboration between PA Healthcare Quality Units, ASERT, Community of Practice, and ODP – has compiled resources for easing community re-entry in compliance with state regulations while prioritizing an individual’s desires.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-062: ODP Administrative Entity (AE) Facility Based Community Participation Supports Readiness Tool for COVID-19
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of The Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Facility Based Community Participation Supports Readiness Tool for COVID-19.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 — June Antivirus Power Connect Calendar
Purpose Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment), ​Team V (volunteer) ​and SAPNA (Self Advocacy Power Network for All)​. Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-060: COVID-19 Reinstatement of Quality Assessment & Improvement Cycle 1 Year 3 Activities
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the reinstatement of Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Cycle 1 Year 3 (C1Y3) activities for entities in and/or moving into the yellow phase of Governor Wolf’s Process to Re-Open Pennsylvania.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: How Do the Economic Impact Payments Affect the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Participants?
Purpose . This document has been developed to provide guidance that has been released in multiple documents in one place. Updated material is found below.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-61: COVID-19 - Requesting Provider Information - New Process for Reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff
Purpose To provide updated guidance for reporting COVID-19 for Provider Staff
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Reminder: Family Forum with PA Family Network By Families For Families

Purpose Join other families and individuals with disabilities to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 21, 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 20-059: COVID-19 - Appendix K FAQ - IDA Waivers and AAW
Purpose To communicate operational guidance through a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format regarding services rendered through the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support, and Adult Autism Waivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 — Antivirus Power Connect Calendar 5-25 to 6-5
Purpose Join as many calls as you can to connect while we can’t meet in person. Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: CPS Assessment Tool COVID-19
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs invites stakeholders to join Deputy Secretary Kristin Ahrens and Director of the Bureau of Supports Sheila Theodorou for a webinar to review the soon to be released Community Participation Supports Tool.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-058: Additional Fields in HCSIS Service Notes Now Available for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to notify SCOs enrolled in the AAW of a change to the service note fields in HCSIS
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 19, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Updated FBA Training--Coming Soon!
Purpose An interactive, self-paced, virtual FBA training to replace the existing train-the-trainer model
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-056 (UPDATE)--Individual Transition Guide with Spanish Edition
Purpose Please see the attached communication from the Office of Developmental Programs: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Individual Transition Guide. The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of The Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Individual Transition Guide. The Individual Transition Guide is now available in Spanish.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Together@Home-Resources for Youth and Families Sponsored By PaTTAN
Purpose Together@Home: Resources for Youth and Families is a virtual conference designed specifically for families and students to finish the school year strong. Presenters will offer twenty-minute sessions to assist with learning in a virtual environment and several sessions have been specially designed just for students.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Individual Transition Guide follow-up Resources and Q&A
Purpose For SCOs and AEs in attendance for the May 14th session
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-057: Health Risk Screening Tool Timeline Update  
Purpose To provide an updated timeline of target dates for the completion the Health Risk Screening Tool.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Individual Transition Guide Webinar  for Supports Coordination Organizations and Administrative Entities 
Purpose The Individual Transition Guide is to be used by a support team to collect information concerning preparations necessary for the time when stay at home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Registration link correction - ODP Virtual Training Offering Schedule Change May 2020
Purpose This training will discuss the process and provide examples and tools for goal development and practice during times of transition.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-052 UPDATE: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in Counties Designated by the Governor as Yellow Phase
Purpose To provide updated guidance to stakeholders about Governor Wolf’s announcement of counties that are moving to the “yellow phase” and provide service-specific guidance to ODP stakeholders
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-055: Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 Renewal Guidance 
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to provide guidance for the FY 2020-2021 renewal period. The following topical areas will be addressed in this communication: 1. General Guidance –Consideration for COVID-19 Pandemic 2. Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and Community Living Waiver (CLW) Cap Exceptions 3. Reminder: Leap Year to Non-Leap Year 4. Variance Process for Established Service Requirements 5. Consolidated Waiver Fee Schedule Residential Rate Exception 6. Resources
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Individual Transition Guide Webinar (All Stakeholder Session) Final
Purpose The Individual Transition Guide is to be used by a support team to collect information concerning preparations necessary for the time when stay at home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted. The guide contains questions and resources the team can use to support an individual’s transition to a desired setting.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Reminder: Communication Matters Training Opportunity

Purpose Communication is foundational and forms the basis of our interactions. Having effective communication, both as the expressive communicator and the listener, shows respect and value of the other person. ODP will be holding four virtual sessions that will include information surrounding the complexity and importance of communication. Attendees will leave with strategies and tools to better support those with complex communication needs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Name / Link: On-Going VOHs for AAW Providers
Purpose ODP will continue to be available to provide support, technical assistance (TA) and to promote solution-driven discussion during the COVID-19 epidemic, by holding bi-weekly virtual office hours for all AAW providers.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
A message from Deputy Secretary Ahrens to CPS & Employment Service Providers

Purpose Due to the overwhelming response, we are closing submissions as of this date. Please remain patient with us while we conduct this review. We will be in touch with the contacts specified in the response form you completed as we move forward this spring and early summer.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: VTT - Using Ecological Inventories to Support Skill Building During Transitions
Purpose An ecological approach to assessment helps to uncover the skills critical for success in an individual's desired work, play and living environments. This training will discuss the process and provide examples and tools for goal development and practice during times of transition.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: A Message to Nurses from Secretary Teresa Miller
Purpose Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services, Teresa Miller, would like to thank all nurses for their dedication during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Using Virtual Supports in Employment Services Webinar
Purpose Join AAIDD on Tuesday, May 12 to learn how virtual supports can assist employment service administration.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-053: Revised Timeline for Incident Management Bulletin and Enterprise Incident Management System Enhancements
Purpose To provide updated issuance and effective dates for the revised Incident Management Bulletin and subsequent changes to the Enterprise Incident Management (EIM) system.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-054- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Guidance for Modifications to Medical Examinations for Residential Staff and Individuals and to Service Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Purpose To announce the temporary modification of regulatory requirements relating to staff and individual medical examinations and service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 4, 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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Regarding  April Covid-19 CPS Retainer Payments 
Purpose For all CPS service providers for April retainer payments.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1 — Antivirus Power Connect Calendar (5/11-5/22)
Purpose Join as many calls as you can to connect while we can’t meet in person. Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Office of Developmental Programs Virtual Training Offerings May 2020
Purpose Pre-registration for each session is required. Use the linked title in the schedule attached to this message to register.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-051: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Available Behavioral Specialists
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to provide a list of agencies that are available to provide Behavioral Specialist services remotely during this time of increased need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-050- Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): Requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Licensed Residential Facilities from the Pennsylvania Department of Health
Purpose To provide guidance regarding the process for requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for ODP licensed facilities from the PA Department of Health (DOH).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: How Do the Economic Impact Payments Affect the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Participants?
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has received questions about how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) economic impact payments (or recovery rebates), which are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will affect benefits. This announcement will provide information regarding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) economic impact payments. The attachment will provide further detail on how these payments affect participant benefits.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Upcoming Webinar: AAC and AT in the Time of COVID-19
Purpose TechOWL will provide an informative webinar about Assistive Technology and AAC and support services during the time of COVID.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: A message from Deputy Secretary Ahrens to CPS & Employment Service Providers 
Purpose The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created numerous challenges in service delivery.Please take 15 or 20 minutes out of your day and summarize for us examples of the service delivery options you have initiated over the last six weeks, using the attached form.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-049 UPDATE- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Reporting Cases of COVID-19
Purpose . This updated announcement replaces previous versions of the communication which contained reference to Personal Protective Equipment. That information has now been separated out into Announcement 20-050: Requesting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Licensed Residential Facilities from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Reminder: Register Today for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordination Meeting/Virtual Office Hours (VOH) Regarding Appendix K Operational Guide specific to AAW
Purpose All Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) SC and SC Supervisors are invited to join us as we facilitate conversations and field questions regarding Appendix K Operational Guide specific to the AAW.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: A Message to DSPs from Secretary Teresa Miller
Purpose Pennsylvania Secretary of Human Services, Teresa Miller, would like to thank all direct support professionals for their dedication during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Temple University Institute on Disabilities: Share Your Stories About PDS
Purpose Do you direct your own services? Do you support someone who directs their services? How have person directed services changed your life? You are invited to share your story
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 22, 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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-048: Temporary Changes to the College of Employment Services ACRE Fieldwork Assignments During COVID-19 Pandemic 
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform providers of the new, temporary directions regarding fieldwork assignments approved by the College of Employment Services (CES).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Updated SAU1 Antivirus Power Connect Calendar
Purpose Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment), Team V (volunteer) and SAPNA (Self Advocacy Power Network for All). Join as many calls as you can to connect while we can’t meet in person. Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers.
Status: archive
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-046:Adult Autism Waiver Provider Information Table Reissued
Purpose To inform interested parties that the most recent AAW Provider Information Table is now published.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-047 Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Facilitating Personal Relationships When Visitors are Restricted in Residential Settings  
Purpose To outline guidance for residential providers to develop policies for managing visitors while facilitating personal relationships between each individual and persons of their choosing
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 15, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Medication Administration Upcoming Online Classes Announced
Purpose In response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency and actions that are being instituted throughout Pennsylvania in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) will be extending the Medication Administration Course Trainer Certification for currently certified trainers to August 31, 2020
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
Human Services Secretary Encourages All Pennsylvanians to Help Report Child Abuse Amidst COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
Purpose Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller and Angela Liddle, President and CEO of the PA Family Support Alliance, today reminded Pennsylvanians that DHS’ ChildLine, a 24/7 hotline for reporting concerns of child abuse or neglect,
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: May ACRE Flyer 2020
Purpose The Arc of Pennsylvania’s Making Employment Work course is an ACRE Basic Certification Training. In order to receive certification, participants must attend a 3-day, live webinar training and then complete a self-paced, online curriculum. Please review the attachment for registration information and course system requirements.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Safeguard Against Disability Discrimination During COVID-19 Fact Sheet 
Purpose The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities has published a new fact sheet for health care professionals describing best practices and legal requirements for health care when serving people with disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-045: Adding the Transportation Service to an Individual Support Plan in the Adult Autism Waiver 
Purpose To provide guidance to AAW Supports Coordinators (SCs) and their supervisors for adding the Transportation service to Individual Support Plans (ISPs).
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-044: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Supports Coordinator Check-In for Well Being Tool 
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of ODPs Supports Coordinator (SC) Check-in for Well-Being Tool to be used when conducting weekly check-in calls with individuals, caregivers, and/or staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-042: Final Public Notice for Transportation Trip Fee Schedule Rates in the Adult Autism Waiver 
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication announces that the final public notice for Transportation Trip Fee Schedule Rates in the Adult Autism Waiver have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:  ODP Announcement 20-043: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Communication
Purpose To announce and disseminate the Tool Kit for Communication and COVID-19
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 8, 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
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: HRST Resources for Providers 
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs would like to share Health Risk Screening online training resources for providers
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODPANN 20-041 UPDATE: COVID-19 - Provider Guidance for Reporting Cases of COVID-19
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to give guidance to providers, ICF/IDs and SCOs when reporting cases of COVID-19 for individuals and Direct Service Professionals/provider staff.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Provider  Virtual Office Hours (VOH): Q & A Sessions on Appendix K   
Purpose We invite all AAW providers to join us as we facilitate a Q & A session to discuss a range of topics and share helpful information on AAW-specific concerns related to Appendix K.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

The Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordination Meeting/ Virtual Office Hours (VOH)  Regarding Appendix K Operational Guide specific to AAW--Register Today!

Purpose In order to continue to offer relevant guidance regarding service delivery, Virtual Office Hours (VOH) for Supports Coordinators (SC) and SC Supervisors will be held on two of the same dates. Registration is still open.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Department of Human Services Emphasizes Importance of Support for People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Emergency
Purpose The Department of Human Services (DHS) today hosted a virtual press briefing to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities during the public-health emergency and share information about the department’s efforts to support this vulnerable population throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Read for further details and information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 6, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: AAIDD & HRS free webinar: COVID19 and People with IDD: Taking Action to Mitigate Risk
Purpose a webinar opportunity from AAIDD and HRS focusing on risks and risk mitigation for the IDD community.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 6, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-039 COVID 19: Response to Requests for Provider Retainer Payments
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has received a high volume of requests for provider retainer payments for providers of Supported Employment, In-Home and Community, Companion and Transportation services
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 6, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Name / Link: COVID-19 Provider Engagement Strategies for Administrative Entities 
Purpose Please join Sheila Theodorou, Director of the Bureau of Community Services, as she facilitates an important webinar focusing on AE - provider engagement strategies. Sheila and Doug Trahey will review a recently developed AE assessment tool and residential provider checklist for positive COVID-19 cases.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 6, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-040 COVID 19: Residential Provider Checklist for Confirmed Cases of COVID19
Purpose To announce the release of the Residential Provider Checklist for Confirmed Cases of COVID-19.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-038:Guidance and Alerts on Mitigating COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facility Settings 4-4-2020
Purpose Please see the attached communication entitled Guidance and Alerts on Mitigating COVID-19 in Long Term Care Facility Settings. This communication explains the other 2 attached documents that pertain to mitigation strategies and utilization of masks during the COVID emergency.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Aid In PA (Autism and Intellectual Disabilities in Pennsylvania) Resource Channel is Online and Active
Purpose AID in PA is a resource collection for Pennsylvanians in the autism and intellectual disability communities.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: CERC Overview for COVID-19 Webinar
Purpose For anyone providing information during the COVID emergency, this is from Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Encourages Individuals, Families, and Supporters to Utilize Helpline for Support During COVID-19
Purpose The Statewide Support & Referral Helpline is staffed by skilled and compassionate staff that are available 24/7 to respond to those struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency. Staff at the Helpline refer callers to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Extensions of Certificates for Medication Administration Course Trainers
Purpose In response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency and actions that are being instituted throughout Pennsylvania the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) will be extending the Medication Administration Course Trainer Certification for currently certified trainers to August 31, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: UPDATED ODP Announcement 20-023: COVID-19 Statewide Suspension of ODP Functions - Updated 4-3-2020
Purpose Please read the attached announcement which lists an update pertaining to functions suspended by the Office of Developmental Programs in response to concerns over the possible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PSA Offering Virtual Mandated Reporter Training Opportunities
Purpose ODP providers who serve individuals 17 years of age or younger are mandated reporters in accordance with Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law. Please see for information on no-cost virtual mandated reporter training.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-035: Guidance for Preventing and Responding to Behavioral Crises
Purpose During this time of uncertainty that can be challenging for individuals and supporters, we are providing guidance to Behavioral Specialists, Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs), and other providers about diverting and responding to potential crisis situations. Here are some strategies that can be implemented, but remember, the key to effective supports during this time is flexibility in meeting the individual needs of the people we support. The guidance is broken down into two sections. The first is for Behavioral Specialists. The second is for non-Behavioral Specialist Providers and SCOs.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: WEBINAR: Lifesharing and Considerations in COVID-19
Purpose An ODP presentation for the Life Sharing Coalition. The topic is specific to implementing changes related to COVID-19 in Life Sharing.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-036: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): ISP Revisions in the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose To provide SCOs additional information on documentation needs related to Individual Support Plans (ISPs) impacted by Appendix K.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-037: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Modification of Key Tasks and Activities in Response to Incidents
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to outline acceptable modifications of the key tasks and activities required during the management of incidents. This communication highlights these strategies and gives additional detail to allow for a thorough incident response and investigation while maintaining social distancing protocols. In addition, the Enterprise Incident Management (EIM) system will be modified to allow users to document incidents related to the COVID-19 virus via an indicator question added to all incident reports. Modifications of the incident management process due to COVID-19 will remain in effect until further notice.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 2, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Behavior Specialist Ability Survey
Purpose During this uncertain time, it can be especially challenging to meet behavioral support needs. ODP is attempting to identify providers with the capacity and willingness to provide additional behavioral services to individuals, if needed.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Name / Link: 2020 Adult Autism Waiver Supports Coordination Meeting UPDATE
Purpose Presented by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) All Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) SC and SC Supervisors are invited to join us as we facilitate conversations and field questions regarding Appendix K Operational Guide specific to the AAW. Please read for new registration and time information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ASD SEMINARS 2020 NOW BEING PRESENTED ONLINE  Reminder: Register Today!

Purpose Presented by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) All Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) SC and SC Supervisors are invited to join us as we facilitate conversations and field questions regarding Appendix K Operational Guide specific to the AAW.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-033: Now Available--Supports and Services Directory for Shift Nursing in the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)
Purpose To provide a Supports and Services Directory of providers qualified to deliver the Shift Nursing service to individuals in the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-034: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Provisional Hiring Process for staff serving Older Adults 
Purpose In response to COVID-19 and its potential impact on obtaining FBI clearances and the delivery of services to individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is issuing a Provisional Hiring Process that includes guidance for FBI clearances.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Self Advocates United as 1—Antivirus Power Connect April Calendar
Purpose Use YOUR power to stay connected through our projects SASE (Self Advocate Support and Empowerment) and SAPNA (Self Advocacy Power Network for All). Join as many calls as you can to connect with other people while we can’t meet in person. Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers. Let’s start each call with a check-in to hear how folks are doing and share resources during this tough time.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Webinar--Update for Families Concerning Health and COVID-19 with Dr. Gregory Cherpes
Purpose ODP invites individuals and families to join Medical Director Dr. Gregory Cherpes for a webinar update regarding the health of you and your loved ones in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Webinar--Update for Families Concerning Emergency Preparedness and COVID-19
Purpose ODP invites individuals and families to join Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Douglas Trahey for a webinar on preparing for emergencies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: SAPNA Speaker Series: President Laura Bale
Purpose This call is for self advocates. After each update, you can ask questions and talk with others.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Waiver Webinar With PA Family Network
Purpose Families have many questions about helping their loved one live an Everyday Life using the supports that an Intellectual Disabilities/Autism waiver can provide. Find out more about waivers and the System in this webinar which will be provided so EVERYONE has the opportunity to understand the supports and services available.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 20-032: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Temporary Modifications to Waiver and Regulatory Requirements to Support Adequate Staffing 
Purpose Attached please find the Office of Developmental Programs' guidance on temporary modifications made to the waivers and regulatory requirements to support adequate staffing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please review the announcement for additional details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-029 UPDATE: Auto Authorizations for Residential Without Day Services
Purpose Please find an UPDATE to ODP Announcement 20-029 regarding Auto-authorization. The anticipated date for the Residential Habilitation auto-authorization is Thursday, April 2, 2020. All ISPs that will be impacted should be in “approved” status no later than April 1, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-030: Provider Tracking ISP Revisions
Purpose To provide additional direction for service providers on tracking and communicating revisions to be included on Individual Support Plans (ISPs) impacted by Appendix K.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-031: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Retainer Payments for Community Participation Supports (CPS)
Purpose This communication outlines the process for retainer payments made to CPS providers during the response to COVID-19.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-027: Operational Guides for Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Person/Family Directed Support, Community Living, Consolidated Waivers and Adult Autism Waivers
Purpose To announce operational guidance for Appendix K
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-019: UPDATE - COVID-19 Operational Recommendations for Providers of Intellectual Disability and Autism
Purpose To provide updated guidance for Supports Coordination Organizations. All clarification appears in red. In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impact on the delivery of services to individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has developed the following operational guidance and recommendations for Supports Coordination Organizations of intellectual disability and autism services including AAW.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 20-028: Post Acute and Long Term Care COVID-19 Toolkit
Purpose To share resources developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in response to COVID-19
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: PA Family Network Zoom Meeting Series 2020
Purpose Join other families and individuals with disabilities through April to discuss the current impact of the Coronavirus in our lives. This is an opportunity to share questions and concerns, as well as get the latest updates.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 23, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-029: Auto Authorizations for Residential without Day Services
Purpose Please see the attached communication from the Office of Developmental Programs. It provides details of a HCSIS Auto-Authorization for Residential.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: COVID-19 ODP Update: Overview of Emergency Amendments to ODP Waivers
Purpose This presentation involves discussion on the emergency amendments to the Consolidated, P/FDS, Community Living and Adult Autism Waiver that were approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid on March 18, 2020. Please join one of the two sessions available today, Friday, March 20, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Name / Link: 20-026: Provider Re-qualification Deadline Extension of for Cycle 1 Year 3 
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that ODP is extending its deadline for the requalification process for Cycle 1 Year 3 to October 31, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Antivirus Power Connect Calendar of SAU1 Events
Purpose Join as many calls as you can to connect with other people while we can’t meet in person. Share the info with your friends, family and coworkers. Let’s start each call with a check-in to hear how folks are doing and share resources during this tough time.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ASD SEMINARS 2020 NOTE: IMPORTANT CHANGE from Live to ONLINE
Purpose In accordance with the Governor’s emergency disaster declaration and based on advice from the Department of Health regarding “large trainings,” the 2020 ASD Seminars will be offered as an online trainings. Read for registration links and information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for CPS Providers: Second Session
Purpose Due to limited capacity, ODP will repeat the March 17th webinar for CPS providers. Please join Deputy Secretary, Kristin Ahrens and Director of Policy & Quality Management, Jeremy Yale as they present information for CPS Providers related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 30-minute webinar will provide all providers with important information on strategies related to prevention and mitigation.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 17, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

20-024 - COVID Provider Tool Announcement

Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the implementation of an on-line resource for providers (including SCOs) providing ODP services within the ID/A waivers and the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) to capture important information related to COVID-19 planning.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-022: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Closure of Older Adult, Adult Training, and Prevocational Facilities
Purpose To communicate important information about facilities licensed under 55 Pa. Code Chapters 2380 and 2390 and 6 Pa. Code Chapter 11; including provisions for the redeployment of direct support professionals for essential health and safety functions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 20-020  - COVID-19 Guidance Mont-Del-Buck-Chest County - 03-16-2020-update
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to outline functions managed by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) that will be suspended and the essential functions that will continue during the implementation of the mitigation strategies to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery and Delaware Counties.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP Releases 2018-2019 Annual Comprehensive Employment Report
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the release of the second Annual Comprehensive Employment report. ODP created this report to share data with individuals, families, advocates, providers, government officials, and taxpayers. ODP is committed to supporting individuals with an intellectual disability or autism to achieve their goals towards competitive integrated employment
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-021 : Heightened Scrutiny Onsite Tools for Residential Service Locations Finalized and Now Available Online
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce that the Heightened Scrutiny Onsite Tools for Residential Service Locations have been finalized and posted. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is also using this communication to address some of the comments and concerns that were received through public comment.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-020: COVID-19 Guidance Mont-Del-Bucks-Chester County - 03-16-2020 - UPDATE
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to outline functions managed by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) that will be suspended and the essential functions that will continue during the implementation of the mitigation strategies to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester Counties.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Important - Date Change Notice - Statewide Positive Approaches & Practices Meeting - Formerly March 16, 2020 - Rescheduled for 6/1/2020
Purpose TOPIC: Innovative Practices and Approaches for Support to Individuals in the Criminal Justice System
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-019 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Operational Guidance and Recommendations for Providers of Intellectual Disability and Autism Services
Purpose In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and its potential impact on the delivery of services to individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has developed the following operational guidance and recommendations for providers of intellectual disability and autism services.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar
Purpose Please join Deputy Secretary, Kristin Ahrens and Medical Director, Dr. Gregory Cherpes as they present information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The 30 minute webinar will provide all stakeholders with important information on strategies related to prevention and mitigation.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Upcoming Trainings: Relationships! and Let's Talk About Your Vision for an Everyday Life! Philadelphia
Purpose People with disabilities and their chosen guests are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about healthy relationships, waiver services, and Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Let's Talk About Your Everyday Life! St. Mary's
Purpose People with disabilities and their chosen guests are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about waiver changes and use Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Let’s Talk about Your Everyday Life!--New Castle, PA
Purpose People with disabilities and their chosen guests are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about waiver changes and use Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Empowering Adults Through Supported Decision Making Webinar
Purpose This training is the next in a monthly webinar series hosted by ACL and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and will specifically address delineating between the preferences of individuals receiving HCBS and those of families/guardians. Registration is Required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 9, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ASD Seminar - Registration is Open!
Purpose This training will focus on ways that, within your role, you can ensure that the behavioral support you are providing is sound and appropriate. We will be offering two sessions, held across four locations that focus on the role you play in this process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 8, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  Let's Talk About Your Everyday Life! --Exton
Purpose People with disabilities are invited to join us in this fun, free, life-changing conversation. We’ll talk about waiver changes and use Life Course tools so you can make YOUR vision happen!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Releases 2018-2019 Annual Data Report
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) created this statistical report detailing enrollment, self-direction services, employment, residential, targeted services management, and financial trends so that individuals, families, advocates, providers, government officials, and taxpayers can see and measure how many individuals ODP serves, what services are provided, where the individuals live, and what costs are associated with services.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Arc of PA Discovery Training -May Session
Purpose This 3-day training provides a comprehensive overview of Discovery (an alternative to traditional vocational assessments) and how to complete Discovery. Please refer to the attached flyer for details on the session scheduled for May 11-13 in Harrisburg, PA.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Purpose Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation highlighting Pennsylvania's accomplishments towards the goal of full inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to visit MyODP to learn how ODP programs and initiatives support individuals achieving an everyday life.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:  AAW SC Meeting SAVE THE DATE
Purpose We invite all Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Supports Coordinators (SC) and SC Supervisors to join us as we facilitate several sessions designed specifically for you!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
FY 2020-21 ODP Budget Briefing Now Available On MyODP
Purpose This presentation involves a briefing on the Governor's Proposed State Fiscal Year 2020-2021, as it pertains to the budget for ODP. Presenters were Deputy Secretary Ahrens and Rick Smith, Director Bureau of Financial Management and Program Support.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 2, 2020
Type: Health Alert
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Health Alert: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Purpose To provide important information and resources concerning preparations for a response to a possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the State.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: March 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Virtual Training Offerings March 2020
Purpose Pre-registration for each session is required. For questions or for an accessible version of the attachment, please email: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 20-018 Social Security Administration Announces 2020 Cost of Living Adjustment
Purpose To provide notice that the Federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payment will increase beginning January 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Positive Approaches Journal February 2020 Now Available!
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Positive Approaches Journal is now available! The theme of this issue is Maximizing Resources.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Statewide Positive Approaches & Practices Meeting - March 16, 2020 - Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15
Purpose This meeting shall present and discuss innovative practices and approaches for support to individuals in the criminal justice system. Preregistration is required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 27, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: SAVE THE DATE!  2020 ASD Seminars "Getting Better at Behavioral Assessment and Treatment"
Purpose This training will focus on ways that you can ensure, in your role, that the behavioral support you are providing is sound and appropriate. We will be offering two sessions across four locations that focus on the role you play in this process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 26, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Employment 1st and US Department of Labor - Get Empowered Webinar
Purpose As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and America Saves Week, join the U.S. Department of Labor, America Saves and the LEAD Center for a webcast to learn about ways to improve your financial security. The Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will provide information and resources on financial planning to help achieve your goals.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 25, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: AAW Supports & Services Directory - February 2020
Purpose Please find attached the most recent “offline version” of the Adult Autism Waiver’s Supports & Services Directory (SSD) for February 2020. The online COMPASS SSD is still available but the attached directory is a more reliable source of up-to-date information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The Arc of PA Discovery Training - February and May Sessions
Purpose This 3-day training provides a comprehensive overview of Discovery (an alternative to traditional vocational assessments) and how to complete Discovery.For those seeking to become certified providers of Discovery through Marc Gold and Associates, it is the pre-requisite face-to-face training to complete certification.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
Adult Autism Waiver Supports & Services Directory
Purpose Please find attached the most recent “offline version” of the Adult Autism Waiver’s Supports & Services Directory (SSD) for February 2020. The online COMPASS SSD is still available but the attached directory is a more reliable source of up-to-date information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Department of Human Services Releases Guidance for Family First Providers
Purpose Session opportunities are 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on February 25 and 28. To register, email cwtpreg@pitt.edu. Visit www.dhs.pa.gov or email ra-PWFamilyFirst@pa.gov for more information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 21, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Provider Agreement Reminder Notice
Purpose A copy of the Provider Agreement for Participation in Pennsylvania's Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support, Community Living Waivers and Adult Autism Waiver and accompanying letter from Deputy Secretary for Developmental Programs Kristin Ahrens is attached to this message.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-017: Business Partner Access-eCIS Transition Planning -User Materials
Purpose To provide next steps in the CIS to e-CIS Transition process. The registration process for business partners to move from CIS to eCIS access should be completed. Beginning today, February 18, 2020, business partners must access eCIS for information from the pilot counties. Please review the attached communication, ODPANN 20-017 Business Partner Access – eCIs Transition Planning – User Material for additional details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators- Updated 1/3/20
Purpose On February 14, 2019, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) released Bulletin 00-19-01, OVR Referral Process for ODP Employment-Related Services. Attachment 4 to the bulletin is the OVR Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators. Please find attached, an updated version of this contact information. This version, dated 1/3/20, replaces all previous versions of Attachment 4
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: DHS and DOH Bulletin on Medical Marijuana and State Licensure of Facilities and Agencies
Purpose The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify the storage, use, and administration of medical marijuana in facilities licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) in accordance with the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 18, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Upcoming Webinar - Expanding Integrated Employment: Early Lessons from Scaling Up Pathways to Careers
Purpose Join us on March 17th, 2020 from 1 pm – 2 pm for a webinar reviewing the role of a court appointed guardian, as well as the limitations of guardianship.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:
Everyday Lives: Values in Action - Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC) Recommendations, Strategies & Performance Measures
Purpose Access the Everyday Lives 2019 - Recommendations, Strategies & Performance Measures and other publications on the Everyday Lives Publications: Reports page on MyODP. All stakeholders are encouraged to further use the information contained in this report in their work supporting people with disabilities.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-014 New ODP Regulation Update Clarification Regarding Medication Administration Requirements
Purpose To announce that requested clarification has been developed regarding Medication Administration requirements in 55 Pa. Code §§6100.461 – 6100.469.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-016: Open for Public Comment: Electronic Visit Verification for Personal Care Services
Purpose To announce the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Personal Care Services bulletin is available for review and public comment. Public comment will be accepted until 11:59pm on March 16, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-015: Using the Correct Medication Administration Website and Spring 2020 Face-to-Face Training Information
Purpose To provide guidance on accessing the correct Medication Administration Training websites and to announce 2020 Face-to-Face Medication Administration Course information
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 13, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Provider Risk Screening Letter
Purpose Please find the attached letter from Deputy Secretary Ahrens announcing the Provider Risk Screening Process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 12, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Tech Tuesday Webinar: PA’s Assistive Technology Programs and Services
Purpose Learn all about TechOwl PA; PA’s Assistive Technology Act Program helps Pennsylvanians with disabilities get access to the technology they need. We’ll learn about assistive technology programs and funding sources. Some of these programs provide technology at no cost! This online webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am. Please refer to the attached flyer for details on how to register for this exciting and informative FREE webinar!
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 11, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-013: Quality Management (QM) Recertification for 2016 and 2018 ODP QM Certificate Holders
Purpose To announce QM Recertification requirements for 2016 and 2018 ODP QM Certificate Holders; to build and sustain quality management capacity by enhancing the knowledge and skills of staff who function as leaders in quality management throughout the service delivery system.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 10, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Preparing for Life: Successful Transition to Adulthood with ASD Webinar
Purpose This online presentation from Jed Baker, Ph.D., reviews key predictors of successful adult outcomes among students with special needs, including the awareness of strengths and challenges, perseverance, learning skills to accomplish realistic goals, and preventing disruptive behaviors. Please refer to the attached flyer for details on the online workshop scheduled for February 18, 2020 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 20-012 Broadening Provider Qualifications for the Benefits Counseling Service 
Purpose To disseminate information regarding the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) change to the minimum qualification requirements to provide Benefits Counseling in the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS waivers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 7, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Individual Support Plans for Individuals Receiving TSM, Base-Funded Services, ID/A Waiver Services or Who Reside in an ICF/ID
Purpose Please find attached the Individual Support Plans (ISPs) for Individuals Receiving Targeted Support Management, Base-Funded Services, Consolidated, Community Living or Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waiver Services (the ID/A Waivers), or Who Reside in an Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF/ID). The purpose of this bulletin is to distribute the updated ISP Manual and accompanying attachments.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODPANN 20-010: The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provides Written Notice of Provider Requalification Requirements
Purpose To inform all waiver providers and vendors, whose last digit of their Master Provider Index (MPI) number is 6, 7, 8 or 9 that they must submit their qualification documentation to their Assigned AE after February 1st but no later than March 31st of this year in order to meet requirements of 55 PA Code.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Virtual Training Offerings February 2020
Purpose Pre-registration for each session is required. Use the linked title in the schedule attached to this message to register. Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions describing how to participate including a new link to join the meeting.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP  Licensing Chapters Updated with New Requirements
Purpose The Chapter 6100 regulations and revised versions of Chapters 2380, 2390, 6400, and 6500 became fully effective on February 1, 20201. The Pennsylvania Code has been officially updated to reflect these changes.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: Introduction to the 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide
Purpose ODP will be presenting a live webinar about the purpose of the RCG and how it will be used for applying and enforcing Chapter 6400. General information about why RCGs are used will also be presented.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 5, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-011: Revision to the Enhanced Communication Rate for Services 
Purpose This communication provides a revision to the process for providers to request an enhanced communication rate for Consolidated, P/FDS, and Community Living Waiver services for d/Deaf individuals who use Sign Language to communicate
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 4, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-009:  Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061)
Purpose The Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061) is used to ensure that all ODP waiver and system requirements are met for any provider who no longer intends to provide ODP Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) and/or Community Living Waiver services. The DP 1061 and its instructions have been updated to comply with 55 Pa Code § 6100 requirements. Additionally, the form has been formatted to be submitted electronically. This new version of the form (11/19) should be used going forward effective immediately. NOTE: This form is not to be used when providers are ONLY discharging individuals. Providers shall adhere to requirements contained in 55 Pa. Code § 6100.304. With the release of this announcement, ODP Communication Number: 050-17 Provider Closure Notification Form (DP 1061) is obsoleted.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-008: What the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Announcement Regarding the Order of Selection Waiting List Means for Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) Services
Purpose To disseminate clarification on access to ODP-funded employment-related services after the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s (OVR) announcement on February 1, 2020 regarding the Order of Selection and the OVR waiting list.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: February 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Releases Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide
Purpose The purpose of this bulletin is to announce the release of the Chapter 6400 Regulatory Compliance Guide (RCG) (6400) for implementation starting February 3, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Supporting Transgender Clients Training Series
Purpose The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is sponsoring our second annual “Supporting Transgender Clients” Training Series in partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In person training dates for Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and Scranton are now available. Please see the attached flyers for more details and registration information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 31, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Registration is Now Open for Initial Certified Investigator Course sessions through August 2020
Purpose Current course offerings for the Initial Certified Investigator Courses are available on MyODP.org. Please review the attached guide for instructions on how to register.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-006: e-CIS Business Partner Access - Individual User Approval
Purpose As part of the ongoing transition of CIS to e-CIS, Delegated Administrators are reminded that the deadline for approving individual users for access to e-CIS is February 18, 2020. The attached communication contains information on the approval process as well as instructions for approving individual users.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 30, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: 20-007: Provider Qualification Process
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing Announcement 20-007: Provider Qualification Process. The attached announcement contains the most updated ODP Provider Qualification Process. Please review for criteria, deadline dates, and other important information
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Name / Link: 20-005: Notice for Administrative Entities (AEs) Regarding Level of Care Evaluations (LOC) for the Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose To inform Administrative Entities (AEs) of their role in conducting initial Level of Care (LOC) determinations for the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) interest list to waiting list transition. The announcement and attachment contain details on the process for moving individuals on the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) interest list to the AAW Waiting List. Questions may be directed to ra-odpautismwaiver@pa.gov or by contacting the BSASP Enrollment Coordinators at the BSASP toll free number: 1-866-539-7689
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 29, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Name / Link: ACRE Training Harrisburg March 2020
Purpose The Arc of Pennsylvania will host ACRE certification training session held in Harrisburg, PA March 11-13, 2020. Registration is required.Please refer to the attached flyer for details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 28, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Reminder: Take the ODP Training Needs Survey
Purpose Please have your voice heard! This survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Please complete this survey by February 7, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 24, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: The ABC's of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
Purpose Learn the basics of AAC as TechOWL presents 15 trainings throughout 2020. Registration is required. Please request accommodations at least two weeks before event.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 22, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-003: Now Available--The Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Annual Statewide Report for Cycle 1, Year 2 Fiscal Year 2018-2019
Purpose The QA&I Annual Statewide Report provides a summary and evaluation of the results of QA&I reviews of Administrative Entities (County Programs), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs), and Service Providers during the Cycle 1, Year 2 (C1Y2) evaluation period.ODP scheduled a webinar for February 27, 2020 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM to provide a high-level overview of the QA&I C1Y2 Fiscal Year 2018-2019 results. The webinar also offers the opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation.Registration information for the webinar and additional details about the report are available for review in ODPANN 20-003.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 22, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 20-004: Clarifications and Training Requirements for AAW Employment Services
Purpose To provide updated clarifications regarding the Career Planning (Vocational Assessment and Job Finding), Supported Employment (Intensive Job Coaching and Extended Employment Supports) services, Small Group Employment (formerly known as Transitional Work Services), and updated provider training requirements.The Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) is providing additional guidance about the AAW employment services and correcting and clarifying information that was included in previous notices (BAW16-39, BAW17-06, and BAW 17-29, Archived). Please carefully review the attached communication regarding AAW Employment Services and new training requirements for staff working directly with the participant to provide Career Planning, Supported Employment and Small Group Employment services. .
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-002 Open for Public Comment: Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Information for Residential Service Locations and Accompanying Attachments
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached announcement 20-002: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Information for Residential Service Locations along with the accompanying attachments. Comments are being sought on attachments #1-#3 until 11:59 PM on Monday, February 17, 2020. Attachment 1 lists locations requiring an onsite heightened scrutiny review from ODP. Attachments 2 and 3 are the proposed tool for evaluating and reviewing the listed sites.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 20, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Agreement Effective 1/1/2020
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) released notification on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 of the new Provider Agreement effective January 1, 2020. The attached letter from ODP Deputy Secretary Kristin Ahrens was not included in the original distribution. This letter provides further clarification on the applicability of the new Provider Agreement and includes a due date for submission of the signed agreement. In addition, the Provider Agreement Form and Instructions have been updated. Please note; this agreement is effective as of January 1, 2020. Agreements must be returned by March 1, 2020 to the ODP Provider Agreement resource account at RA-ODPProvideragreem@pa.gov.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 16, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ACRE Basic Certification Training for Providers of Employment Services
Purpose Please refer to the attached flyer for details on sessions scheduled for March 11-13, 2020 at the Orrstown Bank on 4750 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Registration is required.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Healthy Choices Fact Sheet: Medicare/Medicaid Billing
Purpose CHC is now live across Pennsylvania. Make sure you and your coworkers have the information you need about CHC.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 14, 2020
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Provider Agreement and Instructions FINAL 1-13-20
Purpose Attached please find the new Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Provider Agreement. Effective January 1, 2020, the Provider Agreement must be filled out and submitted by the legal entity of each waiver provider. Only one agreement should be submitted per provider, regardless of the number of service locations or services provided by the agency. Instructions for completing and returning the Agreement are included within the attachment.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 3, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-165: Registration Now Open for Spring 2020 ODP Quality Management (QM) Certification Classes
Purpose To provide information on the application process for ODP’s Spring 2020 QM Certification Classes.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: January 1, 2020
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 20-001: Modified Medication Administration Training Course Now Available
Purpose To announce the release of the Modified Medication Administration course. This course is a requirement under the Chapter 6100 regulations for individuals supporting a family member in an unlicensed Lifesharing home.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 28, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Employment Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-167: ACRE Basic Certification Training for Providers of Employment Services
Purpose To disseminate a training opportunity open to providers of employment services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-166: Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP) Required Program Assessment: Changes to Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised (SIB-r) Administration
Purpose To explain changes to the process of administering the SIBr in the AAW
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-164: Delay in Implementation of the Transportation - Trip Service in the Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose To announce the delay in the implementation of the new Transportation – Trip Service in the Adult Autism Waiver until the Fee Schedule Rates are finalized. Please review the communication for additional details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 20, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-163:  Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Interviews to include Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose To provide SCs and SC Supervisors information regarding IM4Q interviews and to notify SCs and SC Supervisors that individuals in the AAW will be included in the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) IM4Q samples moving forward.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-162 Now Available Amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver Approved by CMS
Purpose To announce the Amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver that was Approved by CMS Please review the announcement and included information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 17, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-161: Office of Developmental Programs' Virtual Training Offerings January 2020
Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours for January 2020 Please review the announcement for training topics and registration details.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-160: Enrolling as an AAW Transportation Provider
Purpose To provide information to agencies interested in enrolling as a direct provider or Organized Healthcare Delivery System (OHCDS) provider of the Transportation service added to the AAW with an anticipated effective date of January 1, 2020
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Community Health Choices (CHC) Fact Sheet: Eligibility Verification
Purpose Community HealthChoices (CHC) is Pennsylvania’s mandatory managed care program for individuals who are 21 years of age or older and have both Medicare and Medicaid or receive long-term services and supports through Medicaid. It is important that providers verify eligibility for all participants seeking services to ensure services are being billed to the correct entity. The PROMISe™ Eligibility Verification System (EVS) allows providers to determine a participant’s eligibility and scope of coverage. For more information on EVS, view the attached fact sheet.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Supports Brokers
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-159:  Updated Variance Form DP 1086 and Instructions
Purpose To notify interested parties of an update to the Variance Form (DP 1086) and related Instructions. Please see the attached announcement for more information.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 9, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-158: Announcing MyODP News Online
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is excited to announce the launch of MyODP News Online, an online site that replaces our monthly newsletter with a resource containing real time online news that is most pertinent to our stakeholders.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 6, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-157: Open For Public Comment:  Proposed Transportation Trip Fee Schedule Rates in the Adult Autism Waiver
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the publication of the Department of Human Services (Department) proposed Fee Schedule Rates for Transportation Trip services that will be added to the Adult Autism Waiver effective January 1, 2020. Public comment on these proposed changes will be accepted until 11:59 pm on January 7, 2020.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: December 4, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-148 : Revised: Community HealthChoices (CHC) to ODP Service Form Instructions
Purpose To clarify the forms and instructions used when transferring individuals from Community HealthChoices (CHC) to ODP Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers or base services.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: Office of Developmental Programs Individual Eligibility for the Consolidated PFDS and Community Living Waivers Bulletin and Related Documents
Purpose To distribute the attached bulletin and related documents to interested parties
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-156: New ODP Regulation Updates for Incident Management, Med Admin Annual Training
Purpose To provide revised effective dates for the implementation of new regulatory requirements in the following areas: annual training, incident management, and the modified training course for medication administration. This communication also provides information on the development of a question and answer (Q&A) document, as well as informs as to the location of recorded webinars regarding regulatory changes.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: 19-153:  Revisions to SC Individual Monitoring Tool for AAW Supports Coordinators
Purpose To explain revisions that were made to the AAW SC Individual Monitoring Tool in the Home and Community Information System (HCSIS) that go into effect on December 7, 2019.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 25, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-154: Individual User Registration Reminder – CIS to eCIS Transition
Purpose To remind organizations to register individual users in the CIS to eCIS transition. Please review the attached announcement for additional details.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 24, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 19-155: NOW AVAILABLE! Positive Approaches Journal: Volume 8, Issue 3: “Rights, Risks, and Restrictions.”
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the publication of the Positive Approaches Journal: Volume 8, Issue 3: “Rights, Risks, and Restrictions.” Please see the attached announcement and flyer for details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: November 2019 ODP Newsletter
Purpose Please read the November 2019 ODP Newsletter attached to this email and available online. In this issue: • Secretary Teresa Miller joins panel to discuss employment for people with disabilities • ODP pushes imaginations at technology innovation conferences • 7th annual Lifesharing Conference held in Mount Pocono And more! If your organization is hosting webinars that anyone can attend, please send information to: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-152: Final Public Notice for Fee Schedule Rates and Department-Established Fees
Purpose This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication announces that the final public notice for fee schedule rates and Department-established fees have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 21, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Everyday Lives Poster Submissions--Only One More Week to Submit
Purpose This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for Everyday Lives Provider Poster submissions is fast approaching. If your organization is interested in sharing their success stories at the upcoming Everyday Lives Conference, please submit your poster proposal (physical poster not yet needed) by Saturday, November 30th.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: November 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link:

ODP 19-151: Now Available! Virtual Trainings and Virtual Office Hours December 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

ODP 19-141: Community Participation Support Train the Trainer Sessions in November 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purpose To announce the training opportunities on regulatory chapter, 55 Pa. Code Chapter 6100 (relating to services for individuals with an intellectual disability or autism).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 15, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP Announcement 19-134 (UPDATE): Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST)Training November 2019 – FINAL OPPORTUNITY 

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

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

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

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

Purpose To communicate updates to the above entities that Temple University of Harrisburg-Certified Investigator program and ODP will be facilitating a Forum for Certified Investigators (CIs
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

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

Purpose To announce face to face HRST training for Clinical Reviewers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 8, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
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ODP 19-133: Registration Now Open for Certified Investigator Forum on November 8

Purpose To communicate updates to the above entities that Temple University of Harrisburg -Certified Investigator program and ODP will be facilitating a Forum for Certified Investigators (CIs).
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 7, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-130: Now Available-- Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS Waivers Approved by CMS
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties of the approval of the amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS waivers (hereafter referred to as the Intellectual Disability and Autism (ID/A) waivers) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ID/A waiver amendments are available on the Department of Human Services website. The waiver amendments became effective October 1, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: October 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

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

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

ODP 19-128: College of Direct Support Webinar (CDS): "Using CDS to Support More Culturally Responsible Organizations"

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

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

Purpose Please help the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to widely distribute the attached announcement regarding the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) upcoming webinars.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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Office of Virtual Rehabilitation (OVR) Upcoming Webinars

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

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

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

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

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

ODP 19-112 Reissued: ISP Residential Staffing Ratio Face-To-Face Training Sessions Available

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

ODP 19-118: Proposed Agency with Choice Bulletin Available for Public Comment

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

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

Purpose To announce face to face HRST training for Clinical Reviewers.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 5, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-117: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW)

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

ODP 2019 Technology Innovation Conference

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

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance distributing the attached information packet on the 2019 Lifesharing Conference. Registration is now open. The conference will be held October 21 and 22, 2019 at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Mt. Pocono, PA. The attached announcement provides information needed to register including dates, costs, hotel, and session descriptions.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: September 1, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-114: Registration Contact Information for Public Hearings Regarding the Closure of Polk and White Haven Centers
Purpose To provide information on the public hearings that are being held in regards to the closure of Polk and White Haven Centers. Those wishing to speak must register. Information on how to do so is included.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 29, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
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ODP 19-113: Announcing CoP September Webinars and the Regional Collaborative Reporting Tool

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

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

Purpose This is to inform all interested parties that additional Supports Broker Certification Classes have been scheduled through Temple University's Institute on Disabilities.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 26, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

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

Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule and registration for the Residential ISP Staffing face-to-face training sessions during October and November 2019. This training will provide information on revisions to the annotated ISP and its impact on the documentation of staffing support provided to people receiving residential habilitation services in waiver-funded settings. These changes are intended to replace the need for residential habilitation service staffing ratios by standardizing how risk factors are discussed using person-centered thinking skills, where they will be documented in the ISP, and ensuring there is a description of what technology, environmental supports, and staff supports will be provided to mitigate those risk(s) during specific activities and situations.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 23, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP 19-111: ODP Responds to Nationwide Shortage of Tuberculin Skin Test Antigens
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to notify providers of a tuberculin skin test antigen shortage, offer suggested alternatives to the test, and present ODP’s expectations for regulatory compliance during the shortage. Please review the announcement for additional details.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 22, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-110: e-CIS Business Partner Access Key Registration Dates 
Purpose To provide key dates in the e-CIS Business Partner Access registration and rollout process. Please review the announcement and guide for instructions on the e-CIS registration and rollout process.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 21, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-109: Office of Developmental Programs' Virtual Training Offerings September 2019
Purpose To announce the upcoming schedule of virtual trainings and virtual office hours for September 2019 Please review the announcement for additional details on these upcoming trainings.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 21, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
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Listening Tour Announcements 2019

Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests your assistance sharing the attached schedule of listening sessions for the Developmental Disabilities Listening Tour dates and locations. These Listening Sessions are extremely important as the feedback we receive from stakeholders will guide the development of the 2022-2026 Five-Year State Plan.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 19, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Providers
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-107: Now Available Version 3 of the Community Participation Support Question and Answer Document
Purpose The purpose of this communication is to announce the release of Version 3 of the Community Participation Support Question and Answer Document. Please review the announcement and the question and answer document for additional guidance.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-104 REISSUE: Agency with Choice Financial Management Service Organization Listing
Purpose To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model and are in the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. In the original release, York/Adams County dropped from the list. Please use this version in place of the original. Please find the aforementioned listing of AWC FMS organizations in the attached announcement.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: 2019 PATC Full Announcement Updated
Purpose To communicate that registration is ongoing for the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference: PATC 2019
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 18, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

ODP 19-108: Medication Administration Fall 2019 Classes and Outage Ending

Purpose To communicate upcoming dates for face to face classroom sessions for the Medication Administration training. To communicate the completion of the Medication Administration System transition and access to the new system. To remind interested parties that the mandatory date to transition to the sole use of online training only has changed. Please review the announcement for registration information, class locations and additional detail regarding the end of the outage.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 16, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New Issue! Positive Approaches Journal: Meaningful Community Engagement
Purpose To announce the latest issue of the Positive Approaches Journal After reading this new issue, we encourage you to take the online survey found on the Positive Approaches Journal home page. For additional information, please contact: RA-PWODPTraining@pa.gov.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 14, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: ODP 19-104: Agency with Choice (AWC) Financial Management Service (FMS) Organization Listing
Purpose To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model and are in the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 13, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Medication Administration Trainers or Applicants
All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

Medication Administration Scheduled Outage Update #3: Outage Over

Purpose 2019All sites related to the Medication Administration Training program have transitioned to the new host. As of Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) access has resumed.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 12, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Newsletter August
Purpose Please find the August 2019 ODP Newsletter. Have news to share? Send information to: RA-PWODP_OUTREACH@pa.gov
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 11, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Weekly Digest
Name / Link: Now Available: Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waivers Sumbitted to CMS 
Community HealthChoices FACT Sheet:  Complaints and Grievances
811 Project Rental Assistance Overview Webinar
Additional Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan Listening Session
Purpose ODP's weekly digest of announcements sent between August 5th-August 9th, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: August 11, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
AAW Employment Providers
AAW SSD/Systematic Skill Building Providers
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP 19-105 Office of Vocation Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators - Updated 8-14-19

Bulletin 00-19-01 Attachment Updated 8-14-19

Purpose To announce that an updated version of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Contact Information for ID/Autism Coordinators is now available. Please review the announcement and attachment for updated information.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 31, 2019
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
Administrative Entities
Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
AAW Supports Coordinators
Intellectual Disability/Autism Supports Coordinators
All Interested Parties
Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link:

ODP 19-102: Now Available: Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waiver Submitted to CMS

Purpose The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties of the submission of the proposed amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living and P/FDS Waivers to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The waiver amendments are available on the Department of Human Services website. It is anticipated that the amendments will be effective October 1, 2019.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link:

Temple Hiring: Adjunct Instructor: Medication Administration

Purpose We are looking for a part-time adjunct instructorto teach unlicensed staff to administer medication safely. This individual will serve as a back-up to the primary instructor.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: July 29, 2019
Type: General