Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

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Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) providers are invited to sign up for a scheduled one-on-one virtual office hour (VOH) session to discuss incident management topics with ODP-BSASP. Providers may sign up for one 30-minute session, and multiple staff from the provider may join at the provider’s discretion. Topics for discussion may include:

  • Provider-specific IM issues or concerns;
  • EIM reports;
  • General questions about certified investigations;
  • Brainstorming ideas of how to improve “performance” related IM tasks;
  • A review of provider IM data and compliance; and
  • Discussion of provider trends.

We encourage AAW providers and ACAP to take advantage of this opportunity. Sessions are offered in 30-minutes intervals and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday, December 15
First Scheduled Session Begins at 8:30 am
Register Here
Please be sure to complete all required information in order to reserve your time slot. 

Please contact the Provider Support Inbox with questions.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 23—095: Webinar Recording Now Available: General Overview of November 2023 Waiver Amendments. The purpose of this announcement is to communicate the availability of the recordings of two webinars providing a general overview of amendments to the Consolidated, Community Living, Person/Family Directed Support, and Adult Autism Waivers, effective November 1, 2023. Please review the announcement for information on how to access the recordings.

Accenture has completed the second study of companies’ performances as they increase their hiring of people with disabilities. Their report, titled “The Disability Inclusion Imperative,” builds on the 2018 landmark report on disability inclusion at work in the United States. The 2023 update to the business case is enlightening and addresses:

  • Disability in the US workforce;
  • The business case for including persons with disabilities;
  • The cultural challenge to inclusivity;
  • The A-list framework to foster and facilitate disability inclusion; and
  • Prioritizing disability inclusion to embrace the full power of collective differences.

View the report here.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared the communication ODPANN 23-094: Go-Live of Supports Intensity Scale-Adult® 2nd Edition (SIS-A® 2nd Ed). This communication is intended to announce the Go-Live date of the SIS-A® 2nd Ed. and inform stakeholders of scheduled informational sessions. Please review the announcement for additional information on the go-live date, registration information, and other relevant details.

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December continues the PA Family Network series on Technology with VIRTUAL summits! Technology has become a major part of all our lives. For people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, technology can offer opportunities for independence, entertainment, choice, and control. Each Summit will be held from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Register for all summits below with ONE link and attend any day that works well for you! Those with disabilities, families, and support staff are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Register for the Summits here.
View information on the summits, which will be held at the below dates, here.

  • Monday, December 4: Northeast
  • Tuesday, December 5: Southeast
  • Wednesday, December 6: Southcentral
  • Thursday, December 7: Central
  • Friday, December 8: West

Support Groups

LifeCourse Workshops:

Waiver Workshops: