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IDD Update
August 29 and September 1, 2011

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) ODP has released the following information.

  • Letter from Deputy Secretary Friel communicating ODP's challenges.
  • Announcement #112-11: ODP Year 4 Cost Report Trainings Registration (this is for waiver direct service providers staff and AEs).
  • Announcement #114-11: Provider Monitoring Follow-up Conference Calls. Participants planning to join the follow-up conference calls after the provider monitoring webcasts are asked to submit questions and/or issues in advance of the calls to ra-odpprovidermonito@pa.gov.
  • Announcement #113-11: Quality Strategy and the ODP Home and Community Based Services Waivers. The Centers for Medicare and Mediaid Services provided reports to the Department of Public Welfare regarding ODP’s two waivers. These reports with ODP responses are available online.

Pennsylvania’s Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition announces a no-cost training addressing “Understanding and Working with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities who Have a Dual Diagnosis" on September 22 at Raymond & Miriam Klein JCC, Philadelphia. Information is available at www.olderpa.org/bhc or call 717-541-4219.

SEDL’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Autism Spectrum Disorders project offers webcasts throughout the year and archives those events. Information is available at http://autism.sedl.org.

Don’t forget to RSVP for PCPA’s September 20 meetings and please send Linda Drummond any questions you would like to have ODP address at the IDD Committee meeting.

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