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The ODP Training Calendar for July 2022 is now available

The ODP Training Calendar for July 2022 is now available. The full listing of available trainings is below. Click the session title to register. Be sure to keep up-to-date with schedule adjustments by checking emails from the ODP listservs.

DateTimeSession NameDescriptionAudiencePlatform
7/11/202210 AM – 11:30 AMAdult Autism Waiver (AAW) UpdatesThe purpose of the meeting is to provide updates on the Adult Autism Waiver, answer questions, and provide technical assistance and support. These meetings are held for all ODP providers and Support Coordinators providing AAW services. The Virtual Office Hours (VOH) starts with an overview of any new ODP Announcements and includes a) highlights of new practices, b) a review of topics and questions sent in advance, and c) a discussion of any concerns that have come up in the past few weeks. Providers will be able to ask questions directly of AAW Regional Office (RO) Representatives.All Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) AAW Providers and Support CoordinatorsGoTo Webinar
7/13/20221:00pm – 2 PMBuilding Relationships with DeafBlind Individuals Combined hearing and vision loss limits the opportunity for incidental learning, communication exchanges, and socialization. Having a strong relationship creates a sense of safety, minimizes anxiety, and empowers individuals to explore and engage with the world. This training will review essential components and associated skills for building those relationships with individuals with combined hearing and vision loss.All interested partiesGoTo Webinar
7/14/20221:00 PM – 2:30 PMMedically Complex Conditions Training Series – Part 2: Nutritional Intake AssistanceODP is offering a training series for Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Supports Coordination Organizations and Administrative Entities (AEs) on supporting individuals with medically complex conditions. The training series will cover a variety of topics aimed at increasing capacity for supports professionals when providing care for individuals with medically complex conditions. Part 2: Nutritional Intake Assistance will offer guidance from medical professionals Jenifer Baker RN and Margie Fend RN from the Milestone Health Care Quality Unit.   Note: This series replaces the previously announced ‘Children with Medical Complexities’ training series.Supports Coordinators (SCs) and Administrative Entities (AEs)GoTo Webinar
7/14/20229:00 am – 3:00 PMStatewide Positive Approaches & Practices MeetingJointly hosted by The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).

TOPIC:  BEHAVIORAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS FOR DUALLY DIAGOSED INDIVIDUALS

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS:

PA Preparing for the Launch of 988:
Pennsylvanians will soon have a new, easier way to connect to behavioral or mental health crisis services.  Dialing 988 will connect callers directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  This session will provide an overview of 988 and its implementation in Pennsylvania.

Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization (BH-MCO) Panel:
Under the behavioral health component of the HealthChoices program, counties are required to ensure high-quality are and timely access to appropriate mental health and drug and alcohol services, and to facilitate effective coordination with other needed services.  Each HealthChoices consumer is assigned a Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization (BH-MCO) based on their county of residence.  An individual with a dual diagnosis (mental health diagnosis with intellectual/developmental disability, and autism) often presents challenges to the service delivery.  This session will have the BH-MCOs address the following areas: overview of the respective BH-MCO; service provision across the lifespan, and highlight any dual diagnosis initiatives, approaches, and practices.  The session will conclude with a time for panel questions.
All interested partiesGoTo Webinar
7/18/20221:00 PM – 3:00 PMQuality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Cycle 2 Year 1 Training WebinarsThese training sessions will provide an overview of the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) QA&I Cycle 2 Year 1 Review Process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 – 2023.  Attendees need only attend one of the two available sessions as the same content will be covered during both sessions.All Administrative Entities (AEs), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) and Provider QA&I LeadsGoTo Webinar
7/19/202211 AM – 12 PMShow up and Eat the CakeHave you ever declined a piece of cake at a birthday party or wedding? Have you ever sat on the periphery while an individual you support engages in an activity by themselves? Have you ever asked yourself “why?” Getting credit for showing up is different than playing an active role, both professionally and personally.. The goal of this training is to unpack why we sometimes settle for a participation award instead of finding opportunities to connect with people and celebrate their accomplishments and life experiences.All interested partiesGoTo Webinar
7/19/20221:00 PM – 3:00 PMQuality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) Cycle 2 Year 1 Training WebinarsThese training sessions will provide an overview of the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) QA&I Cycle 2 Year 1 Review Process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 – 2023.  Attendees need only attend one of the two available sessions as the same content will be covered during both sessions.All Administrative Entities (AEs), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) and Provider QA&I LeadsGoTo Webinar
7/26/20229:00 AM – 5:30 PMIndependent Monitoring for Quality IM4Q Virtual Annual Statewide Training (Day 1)Deadline to register July 12AE IM4Q staff, IM4Q local program staff, and ODP staffZoom
7/27/20229:00 AM – 1:15 PMIndependent Monitoring for Quality IM4Q Virtual Annual Statewide Training (Day 2)Deadline to register July 12AE IM4Q staff, IM4Q local program staff, and ODP staffZoom
7/28/20221:00 PM – 2:30 PMMedically Complex Conditions Training Series – Part 3: Skin Care, Elimination AssistanceODP is offering a training series for Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Supports Coordination Organizations and Administrative Entities (AEs) on supporting individuals with medically complex conditions. The training series will cover a variety of topics aimed at increasing capacity for supports professionals when providing care for individuals with medically complex conditions. The Part 3: Skin Care, Elimination Assistance will offer guidance from medical professionals including ODP’s Central Regional Nurse Audrey Wicks, RN and The Advocacy Alliance Heath Care Quality Unit’s Dr. Sharon Falzone DEL, RN.   Note: This series replaces the previously announced ‘Children with Medical Complexities’ training series.Supports Coordinators (SCs) and Administrative Entities (AEs)GoTo Webinar