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HAPCAP Links People with On-Demand Rides

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, also known as HAPCAP, works with Southeast Ohio communities to provide services like on-demand transportation. Josh, a transportation rider with a disability, says using Athens On-Demand Transit means he's never late to work. Watch how HAPCAP has partnered with other community groups to make its services a success.

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Aug 8 Annual Report Features Local Stories; New Tools for SSAs; ICF Reimbursement Changes Focus of Live Chat; PEAT Offers Tool for Tech Accessible Workplace; Providers: Back to Basics. See more
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Aug 1 24/7 Transportation Offers More Choice; Rental Assistance Program; VIDEO: 7 Tips for Smooth Provider Recertification; Providers Can Earn More Money with This Training; County Boards: Waiting List Assessment Training. See more
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July 25 Technology Council Starts Initiative Work; Health Alert: Seizures; VIDEO: Help Families Know What to Expect from EI;  New Release Date for Enhanced ODDP Process; Webinar Focuses on ICF Reimbursement Changes. See more
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July 2018
Join Fall Family Forum

DODD invites organizations supporting families in Ohio to attend a Family Organization Forum this fall to share resources and information helpful to families of people with developmental disabilities.

These regular forums are intended to strengthen the channels of communication between DODD and family organizations in order to provide families timely and accurate information. 

If your family organization is interested in attending the forum on September 25, please register here or email DODD’s Family Outreach and Education Coordinator Steven Beha.


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Ohio's CoP
Learn more about the LifeCourse tools and help develop a plan for supporting families locally at the next statewide Community of Practice meeting on Thursday, August 16.
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#FamilyTalk
Watch, interact, and ask questions during the next #FamilyTalk on the DODD Facebook page. "Why Public Policy is Important to You" will be live Friday, August 3, at 12:30 PM.
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Technology
The Sesame Enable app uses a phone’s front-facing camera and voice commands to give people a way to use the functions of a touch-screen smartphone without physically touching the phone. 
Interagency Work Group on Autism Publishes New Report
For the past 10 years, Ohio’s Interagency Work Group on Autism (IWGA) has worked to coordinate Ohio’s efforts to ensure Ohioans with autism spectrum disorder have the necessary system of supports across their lifespan. Check out Pursuing Quality Lives, the latest report from IWGA.

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Guidance Memos                                                             
Adult Day Waiver Services
Attention: COGs, County Boards, SSAs, Superintendents

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has released a video detailing the process of authorizing services in excess of the budget limitation for adult day waiver services (e.g. Budget Override).

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Update Coming for Match Source Data
Attention: Business Managers, COG Directors, County Boards, Finance Managers, Superintendents

On August 23, DODD will be updating match source for all people who were previously on the TDD Waiver who have transitioned to the Individual Options, Level One, or Self-Empowered Life Funding (SELF) waivers. 

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Guidance: County-to-County Transfers
Attention: Business Managers, COG Directors, SSAs, Superintendents

Several county boards of developmental disabilities have requested clarification regarding the process that should be followed when a person relocates from one county to another.

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Waiver Letter Issues Corrected
Attention: County Boards, SSAs, Superintendents

DODD retired Waiver Management System (WMS) in June. Since then, a few issues were identified with the way letters were generated in the new system. Those issues have since been corrected. A summary of the identified issues and resolutions is provided in this memo.

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Preventing Choking #18-4-18
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This alert provides critical information to caregivers of people with developmental disabilities about what actions to take if someone is choking.

Watch Tina Brown, a direct service provider from Preble County, describe how she successfully intervened when someone she serves was choking.

Required Reading
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.
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