RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


IDD Update
March 3, 2015

Fragile X Research Study
Geisinger Medical Center’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute is participating in a research study about investigational medication for Fragile X Syndrome. Individuals ages 14-40 that have been diagnosed with Fragile X are needed to participate; this would require visits every 1-2 weeks for a total of eight study visits. Additional information is available from Study Coordinator Margaret King at 570-522-9438.

ODP Updates

  • Announcement #019-15: Availability of ODP’s Consolidated and P/FDS Waiver Amendments Effective July 1, 2015 for Public Comment. Public comments may be submitted until March 30.
  • Announcement #020-15: Processes to Support the Provider Settlement Agreement: Save the Date for March 10, 1:00-3:00 pm, webinars on Approved Program Capacity Changes and Vacancy Factor Exception Process; registration process and details will be forthcoming.

HCQU West Trainings
Milestone Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU) West has released its Spring 2015 Training Syllabus. All trainings are appropriate for direct care, Lifesharing/family living providers, supervisory staff, family members, supports coordinators, behavior specialists, nurses, and day program and workshop staff.

SELN Resource
The Institute for Community Inclusion, in cooperation with the seven State Employment Leadership Networks of which ODP is a member, has developed a series of briefs called: Engageā€¦A Brief Look at Community Life Engagement. This brief provides a definition of Community Life Engagement which includes activities that are community based non-work such as volunteering, use of local library and recreation centers, social clubs, and hobbies.

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