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MyODP Supportive Technology Resources – Virtual Roadshow Presentations & Technology Today Newsletter

Have you visited the Supportive Technology resource center on MyODP? The new Supportive Technology page on MyODP is home to information from ODP's Technology Taskforce including newsletters, guidance, and presentations on supportive technology - Including remote supports, assistive technology, and more. ODP's Technology Taskforce recently held a series of virtual "roadshow" presentations

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PA Family Network Emergency Preparedness Workshop Series

PA Family Network invites you to join its workshop series on Emergency Preparedness. This series is for families and self-advocates alike. The series wraps in March with in-person summits. For more information and to register for your local summit follow this link: pafamilynetwork.org/marchsummits. Summits - Important Information FREE to-go Emergency bag, $100

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ODP ASERT Training Needs Survey

Pennsylvania ASERT is conducting a survey of professionals supporting individuals on the autism spectrum to assess their training needs. The Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT) is a statewide initiative funded by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) To better support professionals assisting individuals on the autism spectrum and their

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Just SO (Short-term Online) Speech Services

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is excited to announce a new program available for any individual registered with ODP. ODP has funded online Speech and Language Pathology services through TechOWL at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Individuals and their families/teams can receive up to 10 hours of virtual services

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ABLE Age Adjustment Act Passed by Congress

The US Congress has passed H.R.1219 - ABLE Age Adjustment Act, which lowers the age of disability onset to qualify for an ABLE savings account and increases the account savings limit. The bill, originally introduced on the senate floor by Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA in February of 2021, expands ABLE program eligibility

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January 4 Is World Braille Day

January 4th is recognized as World Braille Day by the United Nations. The day marks as a reminder of the importance of accommodations and accessibility for those who are visually impaired. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates approximately 12 million Americans 40 or over live with some form of visual

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ODP Division of Quality Management QM Spotlight

The Office of Developmental Programs Division of Quality Management (QM) has issued its latest edition of the QM Spotlight. This issue focuses on the ODP's revised Quality Management Plan & Action Review Checklist. The QM Plan & Action Review Checklist was developed by the Division of Quality Management as a supplemental document

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Communication Corner – New Year, New Communication Opportunities!

As we enter 2023, take the time to look at communication goals to propel communication access and understanding forward. You can use the LifeCourse Framework and its tools to assess what is happening now, what needs to happening moving forward, and most importantly what is it that the individual wants to achieve.