April 18, 2018
NCI Interviewers Share Benefits of Job
Core Indicators survey project is important in understanding the
overall quality of public developmental disabilities agencies. Watch
Annee, Rosie, and Joy from the Cincinnati area explain their roles as
NCI interviewers who talk face-to-face with Ohioans with disabilities.
University Nisonger Center is looking for family members of people with
developmental disabilities interested in becoming interviewers. Learn
more about this unique job.
This Week @ DODD
DODD is extending
the timeline to enter and update Employment First Outcome Tracking System
data to May 31. This will ensure data is current and correct. Read
Ohio Shared Living
Now in 88 Counties. Find Out Why.
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Elements of a PCP
DODD just had the
final in-person Person-Centered Planning: Moving Beyond the Template
training. Thank you for participating! Continue learning at the Seven
Essential Elements page.
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The theme for DODD's 2019 calendar is Ohio Shared Living (OSL), and we need your help to make it happen!
Thanks to your participation last year, DODD was able to put together a 16-month Employment First calendar that can be seen in homes, offices, and county boards across the state. The calendar featured pictures employees and employers in Ohio sharing what their job meant to them.
This year, we are seeking photos of people accessing the Ohio Shared Living program in your area. We would also like a quote from the person recieving OSL, or the provider, about what Ohio Shared Living means to them.
Please use the DODD photo consent to take photos of those willing to help highlight Ohio Shared Living. Photos submitted without the photo consent will not be considered for use in the calendar.
Photos must be in landscape orientation and high resolution. (If taken with a camera phone, please send the "actual size" image.)
Submit photos and consent forms by emailing email@example.com. Photo submissions will be accepted throughout the year.
No Memos This Week!
Check back next
Monday for guidance memos and information from the department.
Have a nice week!
April 13, 2018
Program Updates 1809
We have many
exciting training opportunities detailed in this Program Updates. If you
haven’t done so already, we also encourage you to check out the recently
Development and Training tile of the EI website.
I always invite
your feedback. Do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
#1809 are available through the link below.
Interested in EI? Check out Family
Connection and Pipeline Weekly.
Preventing Choking #18-4-18
April 11, 2018
This alert provides critical information to caregivers of people with
developmental disabilities about what actions to take if someone is
Watch Tina Brown, a direct service provider from Preble County,
describe how she successfully intervened when someone she serves was
Don't miss the next Health and Welfare Alert -- it's
to Pipeline Weekly to stay up to
Health and Welfare Alerts
In addition to
required annual training to identify and report Major Unusual Incidents
(MUIs) and Unusual Incidents (UIs), all developmental disabilities
employees are required by Ohio Administrative Code 5123:2-17-02 to review
Health and Welfare Alerts released by the department. This training
includes the review of any Health and Welfare Alerts released since the
previous calendar year’s training. Please contact the MUI Registry Unit at
614.995.3810 with any questions.
Initiative to Reward DSP Dedication, Training
At this year's
spring Ohio Provider Resource Association conference, Director John
Martin outlined an upcoming rate increase aimed at supporting the work
of the state's direct service providers. Watch
and Welfare Alert focuses on what
actions to take if someone is choking. Watch a direct service provider
tell her story about how she successfully intervened.
Advocate for APSI's Annual Award
Devices at the TechSummit June 15
One-Stop Shop for
Have you seen
Training Catalog? Find all online
training available from DODD in one place: recorded webinars, online
courses, and more!
Updated: Filing Cost Report Guidance
contains updated guidance on Attachment 9 for intermediate care
facilities' filing cost reports.
Reminder: ODDP, IAF Facility Cert Due Date
like to remind intermediate care facility providers that Individual
Assessment Form (IAF) and Ohio Developmental Disability Profile (ODDP)
certifications for the March 31, 2018, reporting period end date (RPED)
are due on April 15, 2018, to avoid a penalty.
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities would like to remind
intermediate care facility providers that Individual Assessment Form (IAF) and Ohio Developmental Disability Profile (ODDP) certifications for the March 31, 2018, reporting period end date (RPED)
are due on April 15, 2018, to avoid a penalty.
Providers may finalize any corrections through the grace period which ends May 15, 2018. Please remember that Significant Change of Condition (SCOC) requests for the ODDP should be submitted within 15 days of the significant change.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact Ashley McKinney at 614-644-7596 or email@example.com.
April 4, 2018
A Message from the Director
On March 30,
the Court handling Disability Rights Ohio's lawsuit against the
Department issued a decision on DRO’s motion for class certification.
We are pleased that the Court recognized the need to significantly
narrow DRO’s proposed class.
To provide a
bit of context for those of you who may not have been following this
case closely, DRO filed a complaint in 2016, relying on attorneys from
three different out-of-state law firms. This filing occurred after
the governor and the legislature, focused on enhancing community-based
services, invested over $300 million in the DD system. This investment
was the largest infusion of new money the Department has ever
As time has
gone on, the scope of this case has become much smaller. When DRO filed
the lawsuit in March 2016, they said it represented 27,800 Ohioans. By
August 2016, when it first moved for a class, it said it represented
11,500 Ohioans. In October 2017, DRO again reduced its figure, saying
it represented “hundreds if not thousands.” The Court, in its class
decision, has now narrowed this already smaller class even further.
Since the case
was filed, other stakeholders with diverse viewpoints, such as the Ohio
Association of County Boards and families and guardians of people with
developmental disabilities, have also asked to become involved. The
Court, over DRO’s objections, has allowed these voices to join the
case. The recent class decision further reflects the many competing
interests at stake in this complex field. The Department is already
serving people both inside and outside the certified class, and it will
continue to do so — balancing everyone’s different needs and
preferences. We anticipate DRO will continue to pursue this expensive,
time-consuming litigation. But we will continue to defend our system,
which is constantly being improved through our many stakeholders’
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