The 2023 Pennsylvania Regional Collaboratives For Supporting Families Summit sponsored by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) was held August 14 and 15, 2023. Pennsylvania's Regional Collaboratives for Supporting Families are naturally-connected communities in which ODP stakeholders from all walks of life create local networks of support for the families of
The Department of Health, Bureau of Family Health is pleased to announce and anticipated funding opportunity planned for release in summer 2023. GOALThe Bullying Prevention and Safe Relationships (BPSR) Program promotes appropriate relationship development and the reduction of bullying among 12 through 21-year-old CYSHCN, through understanding risk factors and preparing CYSHCN with
During the 2023 Charting The LifeCourse Showcase held in Kansas City, Missouri, two representatives of Pennsylvania's support professional cohort were recognized for their work. Francine Hogan, Director of PA Family Network, and Christine Breakstone, Western Coordinator for Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1) each received awards at the national conference recognizing their
Throughout May 2023, the TechOWL is hosting several learning opportunities about alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) and related topics. Speech, Language, and Communication:When to Consider AAC? May 17—Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Better understand speech, language, and communication with a focus on supports for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and when intervention may be considered.REGISTRATION FOR MAY
The Office of Developmental Programs requests your assistance sharing the attached communication, ODPANN 23-036: Guidance: Life Sharing for Individuals with a Medically Complex Condition. Effective June 1, 2022, the approved waiver amendments included expanded eligibility for individuals with a medically complex condition. The Consolidated Waiver amendment specifically included new qualification criteria for
November 7th to November 9th, 2023 The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) invites you to save the date for the 2023 Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference: PATC Ignite. The conference will be held virtually from November 7th to November 9th 2023. Registration information to follow.
To communicate to the above entities that Temple University Harrisburg Certified Investigator Program and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) will be facilitating Forums for Certified Investigators (CIs) and others involved in the incident investigation process, and to announce the posting of Q & A Documents from past CI Forums on MyODP.
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) thank all direct support professionals for their tremendous efforts. Governor Wolf declared this week, September 11-17, DSP Recognition Week. You can read the full proclamation in the attached document. In honor of the occasion, we’d like to share
To provide a list of current AWC FMS organizations that are available to support participants and surrogates who have chosen to self- direct some or all of their Participant Directed Services (PDS) using the AWC FMS model and are in the Consolidated, Community Living, and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) waiver. ODP Announcement 22-092: Agency
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 NameDescriptionAudiencePlatform7/11/202210 AM - 11:30 AMAdult Autism Waiver (AAW) UpdatesThe purpose of the