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The Pennsylvania Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and Temple University will be conducting an upcoming PA Business-to-Business Mentor Network event on how organizations can be more inclusive specific to hiring people with disabilities.

The webinar will be held on May 23, 2024, from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Additional information, as well as a link to register, is available in the flyer here.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 24-043. This announcement’s purpose is:

  1. To announce changes in the Medication Administration Training course and possible impacts of those changes:
    • Written Documentation — Part 1: Pharmacy Label/Medication Record Comparison (Exam); and
    • Lesson Quizzes (1–9).
  2. To announce changes in the Practicum Observer materials. which can be found in Trainer Resources.
  3. To announce the availability of an in-person Face-to-Face class for New Trainers. This class will be held at Temple University – Harrisburg, on June 27, 2024. New Trainers may register for this class on the Medication Administration site after successfully completing the Train-the-Trainer course.

Please view the announcement for information and details.

College of Direct Support Webinar — Discover How DirectCourse Can Revolutionize Your Organization
April 18, 2024
10:00 am

This webinar is for providers within the state of PA who oversee a workforce that provides services and supports to individuals with disabilities in their home and/or employment setting. Discover how, through DirectCourse, you can educate and empower Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to do their best work for the individuals they support in your community.

What DirectCourse Offers:

  • Foundational Training: Perfect for newcomers to the field.
  • Compliance Training: Content that meets regulatory standards.
  • Skill-building Modules: For those seeking to elevate their expertise.
  • Advanced Content: Tailored for seasoned professionals.
  • Specialty Training: For targeted projects and circumstances.
  • Leadership Training: For those at the helm of policy and practice design.
  • Career Path Options: For those looking to advance in the field of Direct Support Professionals.

Our Commitments:

  • Up-to-Date Training: Our online training curricula align with the latest research.
  • Strong Partnerships: We value our bonds with content developers from university partners.
  • Skill-Based Training: Our content is rooted in specific skills and competencies, ensuring clear on-the-job training.
  • Building Connections: We foster connections between families, providers, board members, supervisors, and everyone in the support industry.

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Temple University has announced free online training options that have been approved to meet personal care home (PCH) annual training requirements. There are two spring 2024 training sessions with various dates to choose from. To learn more about the training sessions and to register, visit the following links:

Participation is limited for each course. If you register and later discover you are unable to participate, please cancel your registration to create space for other participants. If you have any questions about these trainings or if you require assistance with registration, please email PCH Administration.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), in partnership with Temple University Harrisburg, is hosting the 2023 Behavioral Health Crisis Planning Symposium from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 14 at the Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey. This event focuses on offering recovery-oriented support for individuals with behavioral health issues in community-based settings. The symposium aligns with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care and will showcase successful crisis approaches from other states, offering insights into SAMHSA’s vision for an accessible crisis care continuum. The symposium targets various stakeholders, including county leaders, service providers, advocates, law enforcement, and more. To register, visit this link.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 23-068: 2023–2024 Temple Peer Review Process Beginning. The purpose of this announcement is to communicate the beginning of the 2023–2024 Peer Review process conducted by Temple University’s Quality Investigations Unit (QIU). This involves the creation of a survey to obtain updated provider information, informing providers that the Peer Review process will include the tracking of certification/recertification dates of each CI who conducted the investigation that was reviewed, and informing stakeholders of staff changes within the QIU.

Please review the announcement for details.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has shared ODPANN 23-047: Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and Temple University Harrisburg — Certified Investigator Initial Certification Course Delivery Questionnaire. This communication asks stakeholders to complete a survey to gain input on future delivery methods for the Certified Investigator Initial Certification course.

The short questionnaire will help determine the path moving forward for scheduling in-person and virtual CI Initial Certification courses. ODP would like to hear from current CIs, previous CIs, organization management, administration, and leadership.

Please review the announcement for a link to the survey.

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is excited to announce a new program available for any individual registered with ODP. ODP has funded online Speech and Language Pathology services, Just SO (Short-Term Online), through TechOWL at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.

Individuals and their families/teams can receive up to 10 hours of virtual services from a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist (SLP). An SLP can work with your team to:

  • Assess current communication;
  • Recommend a communication focus;
  • Develop a communication support plan;
  • Teach practical strategies for communication;
  • Select, set up, and/or customize a communication device, if recommended;
  • Plan for getting an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device, including writing an insurance report, if necessary; and
  • Troubleshoot communication strategies, AAC devices, and more.

Visit here if you are interested in this new, free program. For questions, contact TechOWL at 800-204-7428 or via email.