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IDD Updates – Week of May 20, 2013
May 24, 2013

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has released Informational Memo #043-13: FY 2013-14 Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support Waivers Proposed Department Established Fees for Waiver Eligible, Residential Ineligible Services and Targeted Service Management; These rates will become effective July 1 and are contingent on the final amounts appropriated by the state's 2013/14 budget. The memo provides the list of services, fees by area, and methodology used for establishing the rates. You may direct any questions to your regional ODP Program Manager. Providers of cost-based residential eligible and transportation services should have received ODP letters with these 2013/14 rates this week.

May 20,2013

The Office of Developmental programs (ODP) has released Announcement #042-13: New Futures Planning Website and Methods for Submitting Comments. The web site is now available at www.odpconsulting.net to share information with all stakeholders regarding resources, long-term goals and reference documents. A toll free number is also available to submit comments at 855-432-9996. The web site includes the members of the Extended Team, Core Team, and ODP Team members as well as the Guiding Principles developed by this work group.

The American Psychiatric Association has released the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V). This is the first major revision in 20 years. There has been some controversy during the revision process, including the initial indication to change mental retardation to intellectual developmental disorder. After numerous comments from a variety of national associations, the change is only replacing mental retardation with “intellectual disability.” However, there is a major change to the way autism is diagnosed which includes the elimination of the diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome and including child disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder in the broader category of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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