Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Governor Tom Wolf has issued a proclamation, stating “October is Disability Employment Awareness Month.” This recognizes individuals with disabilities and promotes awareness of employment options and initiatives for these individuals.

The state’s efforts on Employment First are in collaboration with the Department of Human Services and Department of Labor and Industry. This also includes

ODP Announcement 090-15: New Schedule to Update Rates and ISP Data in HCSIS to Support the Provider Settlement Agreement

Waiver Residential Habilitation Service Providers who signed the Provider Settlement Agreement Addendum, Administrative Entities (AE), Supports Coordination Organizations (SCO) and All Interested Parties.

This Office of Developmental Program (ODP) communication is intended to inform waiver residential habilitation service providers, who signed the Provider Settlement Agreement Addendum and participated in the rate retention factor (RRF) process, of the following: 

ODP Updates
The Office of Developmental Programs has released the following information:

  • Nominations for Community Rehabilitation Providers for Case Studies on Organizational Transformation; Institute for Community Inclusion is seeking nominations of community rehabilitation providers that have moved successfully through the change process that prioritizes integrated and competitive employment for individuals with IDD.

SCO Option
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is offering webcast trainings for supports coordinators regarding the HCSIS Improvements. The first training is offered on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm. This is at the same time as RCPA’s IDD Committee meeting and our discussion with ODP Deputy Secretary Nancy Thaler.

ODP Update
The Office of Developmental Programs has released the following information:

  • Announcement #074-15: CMS Final Rule for HCBS Waivers: An Overview Now Professional Developmental Course; webcast now available for all audiences which can include one credit hour for supports coordinators.
  • Pennsylvania’s Lifesharing Coalition is presenting its 2015 Lifesharing Conference on Monday-Tuesday, October 19-20, 2015, at the Ramada Hotel, State College. Keynote speakers will be

The location for the ODP meeting with SCOs on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, is the Hilton Harrisburg, 1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA, 717-233-6000. Coffee and tea will be available in the morning. However, lunch will be on our own.

The invitation is open to SCO directors and two additional key staff from your organization. Pre-registration