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IDD Update
November 25, 2014

ODP Update
The Office of Developmental Programs Bureau of Autism Services has released two videos:

  • “Programs for Adults with Autism,” designed for ages 21 and up, provides information about program features, services, eligibility criteria, and the application process.
  • “How to Apply for the Adult Autism Waiver” details the application process.

Department of Human Services
Effective November 24 the Department of Public Welfare became the Department of Human Services.

WIOA
The US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Labor have a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) website to provide information and resources to states, non-profits, and other stakeholders.

Wolf Transition Team
Governor-elect Tom Wolf has selected former Department of Public Welfare (DPW) Secretary Estelle Richman to lead Medicaid expansion efforts on the transition team. After leaving DPW,, Richman worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

ODEP Mentoring Program
The US Office of Disability Employment Policy has launched an expanded Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program. Pennsylvania is one of 15 states that are part of this initiative, intended to assist state governments with capacity building, dissemination of customized employment and practices that lead to integrated employment for individuals with significant disabilities; provider transformation strategies; and school-to-work transition models.

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