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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 4, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Wolf Administration and Rite Aid Partner to Ease COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism
Purpose Governor Tom Wolf today announced a partnership with Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Pharmacy to ease access to COVID-19 vaccinations for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: May 1, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Autism & The Courts: Western Regional Panel
Purpose Committed to access to justice for Pennsylvanians with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, along with the Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce an upcoming virtual forum – Autism and the Courts – a Regional Discussion, aimed at learning about court experiences from individuals with an ASD.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Individuals and Families
All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Thresholds for Community Spread Report Ending April 30, 2021
Purpose Providers, individuals and families should use the Level of Community Transmission information for their county as well as surrounding counties to make informed choices about protecting the health and safety of individuals and staff as well as their families.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 30, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: New MyODP Podcast: More Choice Equals More Happiness, Right?
Purpose Autonomy and self-determination are important for anyone to feel in control of their life. As supporters, we tend to think about ways we can help create a "choice rich" life for someone. But does having more choice and making all your decisions make you happier?
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 28, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-038: Incident Management Bulletin Training Now Posted on MyODP
Purpose To announce that incident management trainings are now available on the MyODP website. These trainings are offered to assist providers and stakeholders with meeting the Orientation and Annual Training requirements set forth in applicable regulations and in Incident Management Bulletin 00-21-02.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 27, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-036: 2018-2019 Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Statewide Reports Added to MyODP
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform all stakeholders that the 2018-2019 Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Reports have been added to the IM4Q section of the MyODP website.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 27, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) Providers
Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) Providers
Intellectual Disability/Autism Providers
Intellectual Disability Providers
Name / Link: ODP Announcement 21-037: 2019-2020 Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Provider Reports and Profiles Update
Purpose The purpose of this announcement is to inform all provider agencies that provider-level Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) reports and provider profiles will not be issued with 2019-2020 data.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 27, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: Rite Aid Store Clinics ID/DD/Autism
Purpose Registration for vaccination appointments is easy, the person just needs to call our call center at 1-800-424-4345 and answer some brief intake questions. The hours of operation are 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday. The call center will provide representatives from Rite Aid with the individual’s information and Rite Aid will call them directly to schedule vaccination appointments. Instructions in the link above.
Status: current
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 22, 2021
Type: General
Audience: All Interested Parties
Name / Link: ODP Announcements 21-035: Now Available --Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Purpose The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) requests yours assistance distributing the attached communication, ODPANN 21-035: Now Available: Amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers Submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 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). It is anticipated that the amendments will be effective July 1, 2021.
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Issued By: Office of Developmental Programs
Issue Date: April 18, 2021
Type: General
Audience: Intellectual Disability Supports Coordinators
Name / Link: New MyODP Podcast: Discovering, Developing, and Deepening
Purpose We have already talked about the importance of supporting someone to find their purpose or meaning. Taking it a step further, we will talk about how to help people develop what sparked their interest and to continue to support nurturing and deepening of that passion.
Status: current