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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the release of the 2020–2022 Employment First report. ODP created this report to share data with individuals, families, advocates, providers, government officials, and taxpayers. ODP is committed to supporting individuals with an intellectual disability or autism to achieve their goals towards competitive integrated employment.

The 2020–2022 ODP Employment First Report, along with a fully accessible version of the report, is available at MyODP Employment Page.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) held two informational webinars regarding the new waiver amendments that became effective in January 2023. Some of the changes will go into effect when Appendix K expires, most likely in November of 2023. Other changes are in effect now. The recordings of the sessions are available on MyODP.

The presentation from the February 6 “Adult Autism Waiver Amendment” webinar is available here.

The presentation from the February 9 “Waiver Renewals Effective January 1, 2023: Consolidated, Community Living, and P/FDS Waivers” webinar is available here.

ODP Announcement 22-108 serves as an update to “Required Provider Qualification (PQ) Training on Common Health Conditions That May Be Associated with Preventable Deaths.” ODP added a new provider qualification to the Consolidated, Community Living, and Adult Autism Waivers for residential services. All provider staff who will spend any time alone with a participant during the provision of residential services must complete a “Department approved training on the common health conditions that may be associated with preventable deaths in people with an intellectual or developmental disability.” This applies to provider staff that are direct employees of an agency, contracted employees of an agency, or volunteers.

A list of Department approved trainings to meet this requirement is available at MyODP. This page lists each organization with currently approved training(s). The approved training(s) that must be completed for the organization are listed next to the “details” bullet underneath the organization. To meet the qualification requirement, staff are required to complete approved training(s) through one organization listed.

ODP will now allow Fatal Five trainings developed by residential provider agencies to be used if the training has been reviewed and approved by their regional Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU). To ensure content is clear, comprehensive, and adequately covers each condition, the HCQU Registered Nurse (RN) for that specific provider agency will review the training according to the guidelines provided by ODP.

Questions relating to this announcement may be directed to the ODP Provider Qualification Unit for Consolidated and Community Living Waiver providers. Adult Autism Waiver providers should send questions here.

ODP Announcement 23-009 shares that MyODP’s redesigned navigation structure is now live. Resource pages now reside on MyODP’s home page without the need for a login. MyODP will continue to host all Trainings and role-specific resources that require login.

The website will now be the primary site to access ODP-related resources. Many resource pages that were on MyODP have been consolidated for simpler navigation on the home page and are accessible without the need for login. The home page will also be the main point of access for Everyday Lives content, news, and communications. The home page search bar will search materials on MyODP, ASERT, and AIDinPA.

If you have bookmarks to any resource pages, they will remain accessible until February 28, 2023. Please change your bookmarks to the new resource pages before this date.

Along with this announcement is a Navigation Guide. Please submit feedback through the following MyODP New Navigation Feedback Form.

Miss the conference or just want to revisit the conference material? The recorded sessions from PATC 2022 are now live! In addition to the below recordings, check out the PATC 2022 website to access session descriptions, presenter bios, personal stories, the virtual art gallery, resources, and more!

ODP Announcement 22-121 reports that the recording of the presentation provided by the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) staff during the webinar on December 1, 2022, which was to provide an overview of the heightened scrutiny process and to listen to public comments, is now posted on MyODP.

Public comments are being accepted until 11:59 pm on December 19, 2022. Please review ODP Announcement 22-117: Open for Public Comment: Proposed Heightened Scrutiny Service Locations to be Submitted To CMS. This announcement gives a background description of Heightened Scrutiny, the documents available for public comment, and how to provide public comment

Questions about this communication should be directed via email.

The goal of this series is to provide information on how each diagnosis could impact communication and offer strategies to support effective communication. This series can be found on MyODP under Trainings > Special Populations > Infographics.

Diagnosis or conditions include:

Alzheimer’s Disease DeafBlindness Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Angelman Syndrome Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder Reactive Attachment Disorder
Apraxia of Speech Down Syndrome Rett Syndrome
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Dyslexia Schizophrenia
Autism Spectrum Disorder Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Sensory Processing Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder Hearing Loss Stroke
Central Auditory Processing Disorder Huntington’s Disease Stuttering
Cerebral Palsy Idiosyncratic Speech Tourette Syndrome
CHARGE Syndrome Language Deprivation Traumatic Brain Injury
Communication Disorder Limited English Proficiency Usher Syndrome
Conduct Disorder Long COVID Visual Impairment
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Multiple Sclerosis
Cortical Visual Impairment Parkinson’s Disease

Please contact the ODP Special Populations Unit via email with any questions.

ODP Announcement 22-120 communicates that registration for the January – June 2023 Certified Investigator (CI) Initial Certification Course classes (also known as cohorts) are now open on MyODP. Due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19, the January – June 2023 CI Initial Certification cohorts of the course will be provided virtually rather than in person.

If you do not have a MyODP account, use the MyODP login page and follow the instructions under “Is this your first time here?” If you are not sure whether or not you have a MyODP account, contact MyODP Support or Kiyona Duncan.

For assistance with registration, contact Kiyona Duncan. For questions regarding course content, contact Amanda Black.

The Community of Practice (CoP) for Supporting Families Work Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23 reflects ongoing efforts as well as areas of focus for new or enhanced strategies for the Supporting Families Initiative Director and leadership team. It also includes highlights of accomplishments from the prior FY. The work plan can be found on the MyODP page for the CoP for Supporting Families.

A webinar is also available that describes the structure of the work plan and the relationship of the Supporting Families Initiative to the Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC). It also explains a few of the new and enhanced activities for this fiscal year.