RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


IDD Updates - Week of August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013

DSP Recognition Week
The US Senate issued Senate Resolution 208 designating the week of September 8 as National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week.” RCPA has requested a governor’s proclamation for this recognition week and will share with members once received.

ASERT Newsletter
The Bureau of Autism Services has issued the ASERT Autism newsletter for August.

ODP Updates
The office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has issued the following information.


  • The National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center is offering several webinar sessions. August 14 – How to Pay for LTSS Workforce Development.  August 28 – Workforce Development in Participant-directed Programs: Supporting Workers and Family Caregivers. Details are available at www.dswresourcecenter.org.
  • Temple University Institute on Disabilities webinar offering strategies for first responders when communicating with people with disabilities. August 21 – Encountering People with Disabilities in Emergency Situations. Registration at http://tinyurl.com/phohvk2.
  • 2013 Aging/Intellectual Disability Cross-Systems Conference: Building Bridges. September 17-18, Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill. Details at www.ltltrainingpa.org.

IDD and SCO Committees
The agendas for the September 5 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Committee and Supports Coordination Organizations Subcommittee are available on the RCPA web site. A registration ling will be sent in the next several days. Members are asked to RSVP and also share topics for discussion with Linda Drummond to pass on to speakers.

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