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The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 23-067: Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 Supports Broker Recertification Training. The purpose of this communication is to announce that Department-approved Supports Broker recertification training is available for the first seven months of Fiscal Year 2023/24. Please review the announcement for the available dates, and note that registration information will be forthcoming.

ODP Announcement 23-011 states that Support Service Professionals/Supports Brokers who were initially certified two years prior to the effective date of this waiver must complete the Supports Broker Certification program on or before the end of the third-year anniversary of the initial certification. Supports Brokers who were initially certified three or more years prior to the effective date of this waiver must complete the Supports Broker Certification program on or before July 1, 2023.

The Temple University Institute on Disabilities will offer six one-day virtual recertification training sessions. Dates are listed in the announcement.

Please contact the Participant Directed Services (PDS) Regional Lead in your area if you have questions.

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Who We Are: Powered by People in PA is one of two Pennsylvania-based teams selected to participate in The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) self-direction learning collaborative. We are a diverse team that includes a supports brokerage, Supports Brokers, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), people with disabilities with expertise and lived experience to share, family members, a representative of our state Office of Developmental Programs, a Pennsylvania Agency with Choice, and a member of our vendor-fiscal advisory committee.

What We Seek to Accomplish: The goal of the learning collaborative is to promote high-quality self-direction on both a state and national level. Our learning collaborative seeks to recruit and train Support Service Professionals, Supports Brokers, and Peer Mentors to support self-direction.

We developed four (4) surveys to gather feedback from stakeholders about the training needs of Supports Brokers. The feedback will be used to inform recommendations to the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) for a Supports Broker Recertification training curriculum.

What We Need from You: We are asking stakeholders to complete the survey that is relevant to their role. The survey is anonymous and will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Select the appropriate link below to complete the survey:

The surveys will open on January 2, 2023, and close on February 3, 2023.