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IDD Update
February 28, 2011

There is still time to register for PCPA’s Technology Conference March 16 and 17, and for the IDD Committee and SCO Subcommittee meetings on March 15, at the Holiday Inn East, Harrisburg. Information on registration is available at www.paproviders.org.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has disseminated the following information:

  • Wavier direct service providers participating in revenue reconciliation did not receive their Year 2 Period 1 notification on Friday as initially announced. ODP will notify providers once a revised delivery date is established.
  • All non-county/private SUpports Coordination Organizatrions (SCOs) are required to submit Audited Financial Statements for FY 2009/10 to the Bureau of Audits no later than March 31. Instructions for submitting audits is available at www.budget.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/single_audit_submissions/10670.
  • All county SCOs must comply with the county audit submission requirements.
  • Announcement #030-11: Make-Up Sessions – Fall 2010 ODP Required SC Statewide Training. Registration is now open for supports coordinators and supervisors for make-up sessions of the Collaborative Strategies for Planning with Individuals and Families.
  • Announcement #031-11: Planned 2011 ODP Training for Supports Coordinators and SC Supervisors. ODP plans to provide 20-15 hours of the required 40 hours of training needed annually.

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council is offering a “Training of Trainers for S.A.F.E. Stop Abuse for Everyone.” Individuals with disabilities experience a higher rate of crime victimization. To help educate people with disabilities about abuse a curriculum has been developed for individuals and care providers on how to prevent, identify, and seek help in abusive situations. These free trainings are being held across the state April - July.  Details are attached.

The Networks for Training and Development is holding its annual Employment Supports symposium May 5-6. They are seeking presenters to serve on a panel to share strategies on providing transportation for employment. Details are available from Suzanne Erb (suzannee@networksfortrarining.org).

Works for Me is offering free training titled “A Practical Introduction to the Work Incentives Available for People with Disabilities.” SCOs may use this to get a 6-hour certificate of attendance. The trainings  are open to employment service providers, human service providers, and supports coordinators.

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