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IDD Updates - Week of September 30, 2013
October 3, 2013

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

  • Announcement #086-13: Provider Monitoring 2013-14 Tool Now Available. Licensed and unlicensed waiver providers, vendors, and transportation service providers should have received an email on October 1 notifying them of the availability of the monitoring tool.
  • Announcement #087-13: ODP Year 6 Desk Review Training Registration for AEs, Web-based training is scheduled for October 21.
  • Announcement #088-13: SC Curriculum 2013 Required Training: Talking about the Right to Be Free from Abuse.
  • Bureau of Autism Services ASERT Newsletter now available.

Cornell Webinar
Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute is offering a webinar October 9, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., ADA Basics: What DSP’s Need to Know about the Employment Provisions of the ADA. This session focuses on the important role disability service professionals have in the employment outcomes of persons with disabilities.

ACA Impact
The Autism Self Advocacy Network has issued a policy brief, The Affordable Care Act and the I/DD Community: An Overview of the Law and Advocacy Priorities Going Forward.

October 1, 2013

OVR Recognition of Disability Employment Month
October is National Disability Employment Month and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is focusing on a variety of events throughout the month including a job fair, job placement workshop, awareness trainings in schools, and an employer symposium.

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

  • Re-Issued: Informational Packet #053-12: Right to be Free from Abuse Notification Handout New Version. Revised handout and a reminder of supports coordinators’ responsibility to annually explain to individuals in service the right to be free from and report abuse
  • Announcement #083-13: ODP Year 6 Cost Report Website is Now Available. All Year 6 Cost Reports are due on October 31. Providers must attempt to submit data by October 24 to ensure their entire data submission is successfully loaded by the final deadline.
  • Announcement #084-13: ODP Year 6 Cost Report Training Audio Replay/PowerPoint Presentation. Training materials from the ODP September training session for waiver direct service providers is now posted to ODP Consulting.
  • Announcement #085-13: Introduction to Individual Support Plan Monitoring Course Now Available. This is 2013 required training for supports coordinators and supervisors and professional development for administrative entity and provider staff.

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