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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-067. This announcement communicates updated guidance for the Community Participation Support (CPS) and Day Habilitation services and requirements relating to Quality Management (QM) plans. Please view the announcement, as well as the QM Data Collection Tool, for information and details.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 23-104: Webinar Recording Now Available: Community Participation Support (CPS) Waiver Amendment Changes in the Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waivers. This announcement provides details on accessing the webinar recording on CPS changes made in the recently approved ID/A waiver amendments. Please view the announcement for access information.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared the following communication: ODPANN 23-093: Webinar Opportunity: Community Participation Support (CPS) Waiver Amendment Changes in the Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waivers. This communication announces a webinar opportunity that will provide guidance on the CPS service changes in the most recently approved ID/A waivers. The webinar will be held Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Please review the announcement for registration information and other relevant details.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared the following communication, ODPANN 23-092: Community Participation Support (CPS) and Day Habilitation Teleservices Codes. The purpose of this announcement is to provide guidance for implementing CPS and Day Habilitation teleservices codes. Please review the announcement for additional information and details.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 23-069, which informs all interested parties that the recording of the Clarifications and Guidance for the Community Participation Support (CPS) Service in the Intellectual Disability/Autism (ID/A) Waivers webinar is now available on MyODP. Clarification and guidance on the CPS service and CPS flexibilities that will be ending with Appendix K are discussed during the recording. Please review the announcement for details on accessing the recording.

Deputy Secretary Ahrens announced that in response to public comments regarding proposed waiver amendments, the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has adjusted the payment schedule for Recovery and Expansion incentives for CPS providers. This change has been submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for approval with the full waiver amendments. If approved, the following schedule will be implemented:

Additional updates Deputy Secretary Ahrens provided at the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee meeting can be found here.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared an updated version of ODPANN 23-025. This update provides guidance for individuals who previously indicated they wanted to resume Community Participation Support (CPS) services but have not yet continued with the service. Please review the announcement for more information.

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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is inviting leadership professionals from Administrative Entities (AEs), Support Coordination Organizations (SCOs), Providers of Supported Employment Services and Day Habilitation, and Providers of Community Participation Support (CPS) to attend a 1-day Employment Symposium. The Symposium will be held regionally across the Commonwealth on April 25, May 4, and May 12 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm with a boxed lunch provided.

The goals of the Regional Employment Symposium are to:

  1. Provide a platform for networking, information/resource sharing, and best practices for employer engagement;
  2. Identify strategies for engaging employers on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities using a dual-customer approach; and
  3. Initiate an improvement process by creating goals and best practices to reach and increase employment rates for people with disabilities.

Agenda:

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Opening Remarks by Kristin Ahrens, ODP Deputy Secretary, and Ryan Hyde, Executive Director for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Panel discussion featuring an individual from that region with lived employment experience, along with their support team that got them to competitive integrated employment.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Small group discussions to network, share experiences of engaging in community integrated employment, resources, and tools.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Keynote address: Cultivating Relationships With Employers, by Stephen Martynuska. Stephen is a consultant from Sheetz, Inc.

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Small group discussion with the opportunity to report out to the larger group on takeaways from the day, as well as sharing resources and tools for engaging employers.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Closing remarks/wrap-up by Kristin Ahrens and Ryan Hyde.


Please register for the location nearest you. Only register for one session. You must complete a Demographics Form before selecting the session you wish to attend, and please identify any dietary restrictions or allergies on your Demographics Form. You must also indicate if you need accommodation(s) as addressed by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Reasonable efforts will be made to meet the need.

Date Venue Registration Closes
April 25, 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
PaTTAN Central
6340 Flank Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
April 18, 2023
May 4, 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
PaTTAN West
3190 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
April 28, 2023
May 12, 2023
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940
May 6, 2023

There is a limited number of seats at each location, and they will be filled on a first come, first served basis. In addition to your initial registration confirmation, you will receive an email with specific instructions about the location of the symposium one week prior to your scheduled event.

As a reminder, please be respectful of others. If you are not feeling well the day of the event, do not attend. Attendees are encouraged to wear a mask and maintain respectful distance from others so that everyone can participate and feel comfortable.

ODP Announcement 23-001 Update provides additional information about how the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) utilizes American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds as part of the ongoing systemic recovery of services for people with an intellectual disability and autism. Also included is an Excel spreadsheet showing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Expansion and Recovery Baseline Data (CPS and Employment).

This announcement includes baseline pre-pandemic service user data for both Community Participation Support (CPS) and Supported Employment to inform provider planning efforts related to the supplemental payments. This initiative is designed to provide supplemental payments to support the recovery and service expansion in the following three areas: CPS, employment, and supports coordination. See the announcement for a description of the supplemental payment structure.