You’re Invited to Move Your Way!

The Office of Developmental Programs is pleased to announce an initiative to promote physical activity to help everyone lead healthier lives. Based on the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, comes a promotional campaign called Move Your Way. Adults need at least 150

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PA Regional Collaboratives For Supporting Families Summit Brings Together Naturally-Connected Communities

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

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Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Bullying and Safe Relationships Program – Anticipated Request for Applications

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

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Pennsylvania Recognized During National 2023 Charting The LifeCourse Showcase

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

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Tech Owl Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Webinar Series

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

ODP Announcement 22-036: Guidance: Life Sharing for Individuals with a Medically Complex Condition

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

ODP Announcement 23-010: Registration Now Open for March Certified Investigator (CI) Forum  How to Access CI Forum Question  Answer (QA) Documents

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.

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Honoring Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week

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