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Compass Project: Resources for Case Managers and Providers

The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) is refocusing on what each person needs to have a full life based on their unique needs and goals. We call this person-centered effort the Compass Project.

This web page is for people who provide services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. Use these resources to help those you serve. This information may also be helpful to advocacy organizations and community partners.

General informationOnline trainingsIn-home hoursService groupseXPRSOregon Needs Assessment (ONA)In-home agency modelsRate settingTransmittals

Compass Project general information

Learn more about the Compass Project as a whole.

Online trainings

In-home hours

When you meet with individuals and families for their 2024 ISP, their service group will determine their range of in-home hours for planning. These resources will help you through the process.

Resources for case managers and providers

Resources to use with individuals and families

Service groups

The service group framework uses information collected in a person's Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) to place them in a service group of people of a similar age and who have a similar level of need for support services. There are 14 of these service groups. Service groups provide a consistent way to determine the number of monthly hours a person receives for services. They also guide how much some providers are paid for their services. The groups do not determine the type of services a person receives; the ISP does this.

    Infant / Toddler age 0 to 3 support needs

    Children age 4 to 11 support needs

    Adolescents age 12 to 17 support needs

    Adult age 18+​ support needs


    Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA)

    In-home agency models

    Rate setting