ODP Announcement 22-097 serves to clarify Supports Coordinator and Provider responsibilities when supporting d/Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind individuals.
There is some confusion regarding deaf services within the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). Some individuals are a member of the Harry M class, and there are specific requirements that continue to apply to them even though the settlement has now ended. ODP’s commitment to effectively supporting d/Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind individuals continues.
This announcement clarifies who is included in the Harry M class and who is not a part of the class but is eligible for services. It also clarifies the additional ongoing requirements for members of the class.
Please direct any questions about this announcement to the ODP Deaf Services inbox or to the appropriate ODP Regional Office.