Just SO (short-term Online) Speech Services

Just SO (Short-term Online) Speech Services

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is excited to announce a new program available for any individual registered with ODP. ODP has funded online Speech and Language Pathology services through TechOWL at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University. Individuals and their families/teams can receive up to 10 hours of virtual services

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ABLE Age Adjustment Act Passed by Congress

The US Congress has passed H.R.1219 - ABLE Age Adjustment Act, which lowers the age of disability onset to qualify for an ABLE savings account and increases the account savings limit. The bill, originally introduced on the senate floor by Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA in February of 2021, expands ABLE program eligibility

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Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is an Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides funds and discounts for families and households struggling to afford internet service. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line. Click here to check your household’s eligibility. Eligible households may

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PA Assistive Technology Foundation Publishes Financial Education Publications

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF) has issued new editions of its Cents and Sensibility and the accompanying educators manual. The 7th edition of Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management addresses the financial education needs of people with disabilities, while providing strategies, activities, and resources for anyone who wants to

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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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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

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POSITIVE APPROACHES VOLUME 11 ISSUE 2 NOW AVAILABLE

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,

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THE ODP TRAINING CALENDAR FOR SEPTEMBER 2022 IS NOW AVAILABLE

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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Would Technology Make Your Job Easier? Submit an ARPA Application Now!

Is your organization interested in going more digital, such as using software for electronic health records and skill and behavioral data collection? Or maybe purchasing equipment to use that software on?   There is still time to submit an application for the one-time supplemental payment through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA.) Both