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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Waiver Amendment Public Comment Period Extended and Webinar Recordings Now Available on MyODP

Jan. 15, 2021

The purpose of this communication is to inform all interested parties that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is extending the public comment period on proposed changes to the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), Community Living, and the Adult Autism Waivers. In addition, ODP is announcing the availability of the recordings of the webinars regarding the proposed changes to the waivers.

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Public Comment Starts December 18, 2020 for Proposed Amendments to the ID/A Waivers and Adult Autism Waiver

Dec. 15, 2020

Proposed amendments to the Consolidated, P/FDS, Community Living and Adult Autism Waivers effective March 1, 2021, will be available for review and comment starting December 18, 2020. There is a 30-day public comment period that starts on December 18, 2020 and ends on January 18, 2021.

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Sep. 09, 2020

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities for organizations and individuals. The first opportunity is for Community Response Projects. The second new funding opportunity is for Leadership, Empowerment, and Advocacy Fund (LEAF) Scholarships.

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Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP)

Jul. 22, 2020

The Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have developed the Regional Response Health Collaboration Program (RRHCP).  This program is designed to directly support COVID-19 readiness and response in long-term residential care facilities, including long-term care nursing facilities, personal care homes, and assisted living residences.

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