RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


IDD Member Recommendations/Assistance Needed
July 15, 2014

The next RCPA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Committee is September 18, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The meeting is in Harrisburg and will be available by webcast. The focus of this meeting is to invite state legislators to hear “mini-testimony” from members regarding a variety of issues related to the Office of Developmental Programs funding and system. RCPA asks members to respond to the following questions by July 25. Please send responses to Linda Drummond.

Do you have a legislator (representative or senator) that you believe needs more education regarding the IDD system? If yes, please share the individual’s name and Linda Drummond they will invite them to attend the meeting.

Are you interested in providing “mini-testimony” (five minutes) regarding any of the issues listed below? If so, please reply and Ms. Drummond will be in further contact.

  • IDD and aging specialized needs and funding/service needs.
  • Dual diagnosis (ID and Mental Health) issues and funding/service/training and collaboration needs.
  • Residential rates and vacancy factor.
  • Chapter 51 regulations issues.
  • Service fee schedule and area issues.
  • Sheltered workshops and its importance to the system.
  • Competitive employment options (customized, etc.).
  • Workforce retention issues such as direct support salaries, high turnover rates, etc.
  • Additional topics.

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