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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.

Everyone has a right to know about and use ODDS programs and services. ODDS provides free help. Some examples of the free help ODDS can provide are written materials in other languages, braille, large print, audio, or a format you prefer. If you need help or have questions, please email ​odds.engagement@odhsoha.oregon.gov or call at 503-945-5811. ODDS accepts calls from all forms of relay service. 

What happens to my feedback? 

When the proposal is finalized and published you can find ODDS responses to feedback along with the draft and final guidance on the Archive page

Policy/Worker Guide

Job Coaching and On the Job Attendant Care

Summary: ODDS is proposing to publish new guidance regarding On the Job Attendant Care to describe circumstances under which the service may be used for attendant or personal care support needs (to meet activities of daily living support needs) when a person is connected to VR.

Draft:
• Transmittal: Updating the Job Coaching Worker's Guide to update requirements for "On the Job Attendant Care"
• Worker's Guide: Job Coaching and On the Job Attendant Care Requirements

ODDS Questions:
1. Is this guidance clear, functional, and understandable?
2. What additional clarification or information would be needed?
3. What type of training would be helpful?
4. Will this create new work for case management entities?
5. What is the workload impact on case management entities?
6. How does this guidance directly or indirectly impact priority populations including: Tribal Nations; racial, ethnic, and culturally-based communities; women; individuals who identify as LGBTQIA2S+; people with disabilities; religious minorities; veterans; individuals with limited English proficiency; immigrants; or refugees?
7. What specific changes would you recommend to eliminate potential harm or disparities related to service equity?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through November 29, 2022. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@odhsoha.oregon.gov with "Job Coaching and On the Job Attendant Care" as the subject line.

Guide to Professional Behavior Services

Summary: This is an update to the Professional Behavior Services Guide which supplements information available in applicable Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) chapter 411, divisions 304-Professional Behavior Services and 317-Definitions to assist service coordinators, personal agents, and behavior professionals in understanding, authorizing, invoicing, approving and/or monitoring professional behavior services.

Draft Worker's Guide: Professional Behavior Services

ODDS Questions:
1. Is the information within the guide, including all appendix, clear and easy to understand? If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
2. Will this create new work for case management entities?
3. What is the impact on the workload for case management entities?
4. How does this guidance directly or indirectly impact priority populations including: Tribal Nations; racial, ethnic, and culturally-based communities; women; individuals who identify as LGBTQIA2S+; people with disabilities; religious minorities; veterans; individuals with limited English proficiency; immigrants; or refugees?
5. What specific changes would you recommend to eliminate potential harm or disparities related to service equity?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through December 5, 2022. Please send responses to this proposal to ODDS.Engagement@odhsoha.oregon.gov with "Guide to Professional Behavior Services" as the subject line.

Archive

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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Information

Provider Agency Workgroup

In response to SB 1548, section 2, and our commitment to high-quality developmental disabilities services, ODDS is forming a workgroup to evaluate and seek recommendations for the Agency Certification and Endorsement OARs in chapter 411, division 323 and other areas related to provider quality. Areas of focus include the agency application and application process, application denials, certificate and endorsement conditions, and civil penalties.

The workgroup will be virtual and held on December 9, 2022 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are interested and available, please consider signing up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4DAFA72AA6FFC70-provider

ODDS values diverse lived experiences and perspectives and encourages members of Tribal Nations, racial, ethnic, and culturally-based communities including members of the Black community, women, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, religious minorities, veterans, individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, and refugees to sign up.

Personal Agents/Services Coordinators: If you know a person who may be interested in participating, please share this opportunity and help them sign up.

Five participants will be randomly selected for each role. Please do not sign up for multiple roles. Only one representative per organization will be selected to participate to ensure a variety of organizations and regions of the state are represented. While you may receive an email confirming you have signed up, this confirmation does not mean you have been selected to participate.

Participants will be selected on December 2, 2022. The invitation to the virtual meeting and all materials will be sent at this time. If accommodations to participate in the meeting are needed, please request them by December 5th. The virtual meeting will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022.

Everyone has a right to know about and use ODDS programs and services. ODDS provides free help. Some examples of the free help ODDS can provide are sign language and spoken language interpreters, real-time captioning, written materials in other languages, braille, large print, audio, and other formats. If you need help or have questions, please email ODDS.Questions@dhsoha.state.or.us or call ODDS at 503-945-5811. ODDS accepts calls from all forms of relay service.

Assistive Devices and Technology Worker Guide

ODDS is forming a work group focused on the Assistive Devices and Technology Worker Guide to seek input from people and communities likely impacted. This group will examine topics pertaining to authorizing and providing assistive devices and assistive technology available through ODDS and provide ideas and feedback to then inform how ODDS will structure and draft a revised worker guide for next steps in the updating process.

If you are interested and available on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM, please consider signing up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA9AC2FA4FAC52-assistive    

20 to 25 members representing the following are invited to participate.
• Self-Advocates and people who use DD services
• Family members
• Service Coordinators and Personal Agents
• Other Case Management Entity staff
• DD service providers and other community partners

ODDS values diverse lived experiences and perspectives and encourages members of Tribal Nations, racial, ethnic, and culturally-based communities including members of the Black community, women, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, religious minorities, veterans, individuals with limited English proficiency, immigrants, and refugees to sign up.

Personal Agents/Services Coordinators: If you know a person who may be interested in participating, please share this opportunity and help them sign up.

Please do not sign up for multiple roles and only ONE representative per organization will be able to participate to ensure a variety of organizations and regions of the state are represented. When more members sign up than requested, representatives will be randomly selected. While you may receive an email confirming you have signed up, this confirmation does not mean you have been selected to participate.

Members will be selected on November 28, 2022. The invitation to the virtual meeting and all materials will be sent at this time. If accommodations to participate in the meeting are needed, please request them by November 30th. The virtual work group meeting will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Everyone has a right to know about and use ODDS programs and services. ODDS provides free help. Some examples of the free help ODDS can provide are sign language and spoken language interpreters, real-time captioning, written materials in other languages, braille, large print, audio, and other formats. If you need help or have questions, please email ODDS.Questions@dhsoha.state.or.us or call ODDS at 503-945-5811. ODDS accepts calls from all forms of relay service.

Adult Foster Homes for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

ODDS is meeting with community partners to gather information and feedback regarding the Oregon Administrative Rules for adult foster homes for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (AFH-DD). This meeting is intended to encourage a diverse group of partners including AFH-DD providers, self-advocates or family members of adults who live in AFH-DD homes, case management entities (service coordinators/licensors), advocacy groups, Tribal Nations, and others with an interest in AFH-DD homes, to bring their ideas (general or specific) about what AFH-DD rules should be added, modified, or removed, and how the rules impact how supports are delivered through the AFH-DD model. This is not a formal Rules Advisory Committee meeting.

ODDS invites and encourages participation from those traditionally underrepresented, AFH-DD provider partners and self-advocates, including those from communities of color, tribal and indigenous heritage, those who speak languages other than English, and those who may identify or represent LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

If you are interested and available on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 from 1 to 4 p.m., please consider signing up:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040848AFA82EABF94-idd

Service coordinators and licensors: If you know of a person who may be interested in participating as a self-advocate, family member, or an AFH-DD provider (including from communities listed above), please share this opportunity and help them sign-up.

The number of representatives for each role are included in the sign-up.  When more than that number of people sign-up, representatives will be randomly selected. Please do not sign-up for multiple roles. ODDS is asking for one representative per organization, please. While you may receive an email confirming your sign-up, this confirmation does not mean you have been selected to participate.

Membership will be established on November 28, 2022. Notification of the meeting and any materials will be sent to community partners prior to the meeting.

Everyone has a right to know about and use ODDS programs and services. ODDS provides free help. Some examples of the free help ODDS can provide are sign language and spoken language interpreters, real-time captioning, written materials in other languages, braille, large print, audio, and other formats. If you need help or have questions, please email ken.j.ralph@dhsoha.state.or.us or call ODDS at 503-945-5811. ODDS accepts calls from all forms of relay service.

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