Developmental Disabilities Provider and Partner Resources


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ODDS is committed to engaging with individuals, families, providers, and case management partners to gather feedback on policy and guidance proposals.

Policy and Guidance Feedback

ODDS is seeking feedback on the following proposed policies or worker guides. ODDS may include specific questions that will help guide our decision making however, we welcome all constructive feedback for improving our policies and guidance. ODDS will respond to comments and suggestions which will be posted with the final version of the policy or worker guide.

Comments or suggestions submitted anonymously may not be included in ODDS's responses to the proposal although the comment or suggestion will be reviewed and considered for improvement to the policy or guidance.

Policy/Worker Guide

Action Request CORRECTED APD-AR-14-019 Funding Review and Exceptions

Summary: This AR updates the prior version of APD-AR-14-019 dated 04/27/2015. It provides information about the process, and links to an updated Request Form and updated Form Instructions when submitting requests to the ODDS for approval for services when the service:

  • Meets the threshold for Department review established in the 1915(k) State Plan Amendment or 1915(c) HCBS waivers;
  • May require a payment rate above ODDS published rate guidelines; or
  • May require the use of General Funds.
  • This is relevant for DD service coordinators, personal agents, CDDP and Brokerage supervisors and managers, and individuals enrolled in services through ODDS.

NOTE: Please review the attached AR. The hyperlinks in the AR are not yet activated. To reference the relevant documents identified in the AR, see the additional two draft documents included with this posting (DHS 0514 Draft and DHS 0514i Draft). 

    ODDS Questions: 

    • Is this Action Request clear?
    • If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
    • Do the implementation timelines appear reasonable?
    • If not, suggest an alternative timeline.

      Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through August 24, 2018). Please send responses to this proposal to: with “CORRECTED AR-014-018” as the subject line.

      Worker Guide for Maintenance Job Coaching​

      Summary: ODDS proposes to move approval for Maintenance Rate Job Coaching from the central office to the CDDP and Brokerage level.

      This change will allow the Service Coordinator or Personal Assistant working with the client to review and approve this rate in most situations.

      ODDS Questions: Does this worker guide provide enough information to enable an SC or PA to feel comfortable approving this type of request in the majority of situations?  Is the process for receiving and approving maintenance rate job coaching requests clearly explained? What additional information should be included in this guide? 

      Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through 9/1/2018

      Please send responses to this proposal

      Employment services referral and release of information (multi-agency)

      Summary: The multi-agency referral and release of information for employment services was developed with stakeholders from Oregon's Employment First agencies (VR, ODDS, and Education). These referral and release tools, as well as the related training tools, are intended to help streamline the delivery of employment services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Oregon, and ensure individuals have an opportunity to make an informed choice about sharing important information that is relevant to the delivery of employment services.

      ** Note: For best user experience, please download this form to your desktop and open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

      ODDS and VR Questions:  

      • Are the training tools and forms easy to understand? If not, what information is needed for clarity?
      • Do you have additional information regarding what may be considered best practice for the process relating to make an referral for employment services? 
      • Do you have additional questions regarding this policy?

      Deadline: Please send responses to this policy proposal to with a subject of "Employment referral" no later than September 1, 2018.


      Interested in ODDS responses to previous draft proposals? Visit our archive page for a copy of the proposed guidance, ODDS's responses, and the final document.

      Stakeholder Groups Forming

      ODDS frequently forms stakeholder groups to work and advise on policy topics. Visit this section to check for opportunities to participate.

      ODDS may limit participation in stakeholder groups based on size of the group and role of participants. ODDS may reach out to stakeholders through other avenues to ensure broad and diverse perspectives are represented.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​