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PA ABLE Savings Program Webinar

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Long-Term Living (OLTL), is offering a webinar on the topic of the PA Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Savings Program. A PA ABLE account gives individuals with qualifying disabilities (eligible individuals) and their families and friends, a tax-free way to save for disability-related

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New Source for MyODP News Online

MyODP News Online has a new home! As ODP revamps the MyODP website, MyODP News will now be found at https://home.myodp.org/my-odp-news/. The new news site is included in the "soft relaunch" of the MyODP platform. What’s New?  All pages in home.MyODP.org are now publicly accessible without login. You can click on the Learning tab

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Save the Date – PATC: Implement

The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs invites you to save the date for the 15th Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC), November 1st through November 3rd, 2022. This year’s theme is PATC: Implement. How can providers take innovative practices and implement them into their daily roles in supporting autistic individuals and their families? Join the

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Don’t forget to register! 2022 Virtual Everyday Lives Conference

An Everyday Life in a Changing World: A Focus on Wellness and Resilience Have you registered yet? Registration is now open for the 2022 Virtual Everyday Lives Conference starting on May 17th and ending on June 16th. Weekly one-to-two day conference tracks will occur throughout the month. The Pennsylvania Office of Developmental

Quarantine & Isolation Calculator

With guidance from the CDC constantly evolving, it can be hard to stay up to date with the latest information. If you or the people you support are having trouble navigating what to do, The Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) has created a helpful Quarantine and Isolation Calculator.  The calculator and

Pennsylvania Career Guide

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry recently release the 26th edition of the Pennsylvania Career Guide. Whether you are a student, an educator, a first-time jobseeker, a parent, or a person considering a career change, you will find that the Pennsylvania Career Guide is a valuable resource as you make those all-important career

April Communication Corner – Echolalia

The latest edition of Communication Corner is now available! Communication Corner is a monthly publication from the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations that focuses on communication skills for support professionals. The April edition focuses on Echolalia You may have heard of echolalia before and wondered what it was or what it

Wolf Administration Announces New Support for Long-Term Care Facilities

The Wolf Administration today announced a new initiative to help long-term care facilities respond to COVID-19 and improve resiliency. The Long-Term Care Resiliency, Infrastructure Supports, and Empowerment program (LTC RISE) gives long-term care facilities the support they need to battle COVID-19, recover, and rebuild. “The challenges of caring for our most vulnerable

Operation Expanded Testing (OpET)

COVID-19 testing is an essential activity that increases safety for congregate care settings as part of a comprehensive mitigation strategy. Operation Expanded Testing (OET) is a federal testing resource that may be useful to your organization. Please see the attached presentation slides for more detailed information. Providers wishing to use OET as a resource should coordinate