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.

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.​

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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 August 1, 2018.​

HCBS Compliance Timelines

Summary: : This policy transmittal communicates the HCBS full compliance deadline of September 1, 2018.  This transmittal applies to the entire ODDS field, including providers, those involved in licensing, certification, and compliance monitoring, and case management staff.

ODDS Questions:  Please help us to identify if there is any information or expectations being communicated that are not clear.  What is not clear?  What is needed to make the information clearer?

Are there specific challenges to implementing the actions described in the transmittal?  Please be specific in describing the challenges identified and include details of what makes it a challenge.

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through 6/30/18​. Please send responses to this proposal to with the subject "HCBS Compliance Deadlines".

Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) Materials

Summary: These are three documents related to the July 1, 2018 adoption of the ONA:​

ODDS Questions:  Please provide feedback that would make these documents more clear and/or user friendly.

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through 6/27/18 please send responses to this proposal to with the subject "ONA Materials".

Provider Profiles and Vacancy Tracking

Summary: The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) is developing a provider vacancy list that will be inclusive of Adult 24-hour programs, Adult Foster and Supported living programs vacancies as well as a snapshot of site features.

ODDS Questions:

  1. What do you interpret as the action a provider must take?
  2. What do you interpret as the action the case manager to take?
  3. Who should we tell the providers to send their forms to at each CDDP? Service Coordinator? Or get a list from each program and identify it separately for each CDDP? Other suggestions?
  4. Are roles clear? If not, what additional information would be needed to clarify?
  5. Do the timelines for submission of the Provider Profile to ODDS appear reasonable?
  6. Do the instructions and Provider Profile match? Do they work collaboratively?
  7. Do the questions asked provide a good “snapshot” of a providers home or site?

Deadline: ODDS will be collecting feedback through June 22nd, 2018.

Please send responses to this proposal to with the subject "Vacancy List Transmittal"

Benefits Counseling Worker's Guide​

Summary: This draft worker's guide outlines requirements related to Benefits Counseling delivered as part of ODDS Employment Path Community Services. ODDS has proposed adding Benefits Counseling as a waivered service. The proposal is currently under review and subject to approval by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

ODDS Questions:

  • Are the training tools and forms easy to understand? If not, what information is needed for clarity?
  • Do you have additional questions regarding this policy?

Deadline: Feedback will be collected through June 22, 2018.

Please send responses to this proposal to with the subject "Benefits Counseling" no later than June 22, 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​