PA Developmental Disabilities Council Grant Opportunities

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council (PADDC) announced the release of their Request for Application (RFA) book for the 2022-2026 State Plan. The RFA includes 15 grant opportunities that begin in July of 2023. The deadline to submit applications for these grants is Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Download the RFA and learn more

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Claim and Service Documentation webcast now available

The Claim and Service Documentation webinar held on August 4th is now available to view on MyODP. This webcast is for all Providers of Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support, and Adult Autism Waiver Services, base-funded services, and Targeted Services Management (TSM). The webcast provides an overview of the intent and purpose of the Technical Guidance for Claim

Positive Approaches Journal


The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Positive Approaches Journal is now available. Positive Approaches Volume 11, Issue 2 focuses on lived experiences and emerging treatments and supports for people with mental health challenges,

ODP Family Satisfaction Survey Highlights

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) would like to thank you for taking the time to complete the Family Survey about your satisfaction with the support your loved one receives from Supports Coordinators (SC) so they can live the life they want to live. 512 family members took the survey.  We understand that

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Finally Home: Housing Symposium

Values Into Action invites you to attend their virtual housing symposium Finally Home on September 7, 2022 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The event will include a day of presentations and discussions around housing for people with disabilities. The program will include: Opening speaker Erica McFadden, Director of Independent Living at

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The ODP Training Calendar for September 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. DateTimeTitleDescriptionAudience9/6/20221:00 PM - 2:30 PMVOH Medically Complex Conditions Training Series: Respiratory Assistance and

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Disability Pride Central PA

October 25, 2022 10-3 PM Harrisburg, PA - Soldier's & Sailor's Grove Disability Pride Central PA will be held October 25, 2022 at the State Capitol complex's Soldier's &Sailor's Grove in Harrisburg, PA. The overall goal of the event is to promote the pride felt within the disability community, educate others on

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ASD@PSU Seminar Series

We wanted to share information on the next installment of the Virtual ASD@PSU Monthly Seminar Series.  The ASD@PSU seminar series brings university stakeholders together to discuss innovative work, explore new potential collaborations, and provide input into strategic initiatives in support of the autism community.  The next event in this series is on

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SAU1 Hiring Now!

Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1) is searching for a Project Coordinator and Power Coaches to join their team. SAU1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and