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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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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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Holiday Season Health & Safety Reminders

As the holiday season approaches, remember to protect yourself and others by staying up to date with your COVID-19 and flu vaccines.  You may be eligible to receive your flu vaccine at the same time as a recommended COVID-19 vaccine. Your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist can help you decide if you should

Monkeypox: What You Need To Know Webcast

On August 4, 2022, the Biden administration declared monkeypox a public health emergency. Since then, every state and Washington, D.C. has recorded cases of the virus. As of Sept. 20, 2022, the CDC reported 24,203 total confirmed monkeypox cases in the United States. Of those cases, 3 percent, or 708 total, were

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Are You Ready to Vote?

Pennsylvania’s (PA) general election is November 8, 2022. The last day to register for the general election is October 24, 2022. You can register online at: Pennsylvania Online Voter Registration Application. You may also register with a paper application. Paper applications may be downloaded from the PA Voter Service website, but must

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October is Disability Employment and Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Governor Tom Wolf recently signed official proclamations declaring October 2022 as both Disability Employment and Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Governor signed the two proclamations to recognize the over 200,000 individuals living with Down Syndrome in the United States, and to re-establish the Commonwealth's commitment to welcoming the talents of all people,

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Tech First SHIFT – Dustin A. Wright Tech Champion Award

Tech First SHIFT announced this week that Sharon Thomas with KenCrest was chosen as a winner of the Dustin A. Wright Tech Champion Award. This award was established to memorialize Dustin A. Wright, Founder of Disability Cocoon, and pioneer in the Technology First movement. This Direct Support Professional embodies what it means