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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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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

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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New Episode of A Supporter’s Toolbox

A new episode of the ODP Podcast, A Supporter's Toolbox, is now available to listen to on MyODP. A Supporter's Toolbox is an audio series on a dedicated topic with a targeted audience in mind. Each podcast has a duration of 7-10 minutes and focuses on getting tools to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)

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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

Medically Complex Conditions Training Series Webinars now available on MyODP

ODP's Medically Complex Conditions training series is now available on MyODP. The first two sessions of the six part series can now be viewed on MyODP. To attend the live webinars, including virtual intermittent virtual office hours sessions, register at the links below: Part 3: Skin Care, Elimination AssistanceJuly 28th  1:00 pm

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QA&I Cycle 2 Webinar Now Available

The QA&I Cycle 2 training webinar for Supports Coordination Organizations (SCOs) and providers is now available to view on MyODP. These training sessions provide an overview of the Office of Developmental Programs’ (ODP) QA&I Cycle 2 Year 1 Review Process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 - 2023. View the webinar, slide deck,

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988 – A Direct Link for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Support

Starting this Saturday, July 16th, 2022, Pennsylvanians will have a new, easy way to connect with to mental or behavioral health crisis services. Dialing 988 will connect callers directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained 988 counselors located at thirteen PA crisis call centers can immediately provide phone-based support and/or connections