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IDD Updates
May 23, 2014

ODP Fee Schedule

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) released established fees for waiver eligible services, residential ineligible services, and Targeted Service Management for FY 2014/15. These rates are contingent on final amounts approved by the state legislature. Informational Memo #032-14 provides W-code and T-code information regarding waiver rates and geographic areas. These rates are effective July 1.

May 20, 2014

Emergency Plans
The Temple University Institute on Disabilities and Department of Public Health is conducting research about emergencies and disasters to assist emergency managers and people with disabilities to create emergency plans. A survey for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members and caregivers has been developed to learn more about emergency preparedness and to address needs before, during and after emergencies. The survey is for people who are 18 and older and residents of Pennsylvania.

Guidance on Transition
New technical guidance on youth transition and vocational rehabilitation has been issued by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration. Issues addressed include:

  • Effective collaboration between state education and vocational rehabilitation agencies;
  • The vocational rehabilitation process for referral and application of services, eligibility determination, and development of individualized plan for employment; and
  • Vocational rehabilitation program services.

PADES Proposals
The Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities has extended the deadline for presentation proposals at the September 8 – 10 Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit (PADES). This summit addresses health care, employment, education, transportation and housing for people with disabilities. The planning team is interested in proposals that address the needs of all disabilities. The new deadline for proposals is May 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Webcasts

Autism Conference
The 7th Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference, “Delivering Autism Services in Pennsylvania: Practical Strategies and Tools,”   is June 10 – 12, Eden Resort, Lancaster. Attendance scholarships are available for adults on the spectrum until May 28.

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