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Top News & Updates

Abuse Prevention and Investigations (OAAPI)

You may remember last January OAAPI administered a safety survey to get feedback regarding the safety needs of abuse investigators and protective service workers in Oregon. This included numerous APD and APS, OAAPI, CDDP and CMHP respondents. Based upon what we learned from this survey and from follow up discussions, we are pleased to announce […]

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Find this week’s transmittals for ODDS

APD-AR-14-071  Recommended Action on PSW Provider Number   Manager review with staff APD-AR-14-072  Developmental Disability DD 56 & DD 156 SSI COLA Effective 1-1-15   Manager review with staff APD-AR-14-073  PSW Time-sheets    Manager review with staff APD-PT-14-040  Requirements for DD 53 Non-Medical Transportation, DD 50 Residential Services and DD 51 Supported Living Client Prior Authorizations     […]

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Health Care

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and their Families: Status and Trends Through 2012 A technical report describing results from a survey of state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies for FY 2012 on the status and trends of long-term supports and services for people with IDD that focuses on supports provided in individualized […]

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Employment

Department of Labor Issues Fact Sheet on Raising the Minimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities Under Executive Order 13658 Last week, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor issued a Fact Sheet on Raising the Minimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities Under Executive Order 13658. For an overview of the general provisions […]

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ABLE Act Update:

On December 3, the House passed H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act), by a vote of 404 to 17. The ABLE Act would change the tax code to allow for tax advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities for certain expenses, like education, housing, and transportation. Similar to existing Section […]

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Southern Coast QRF visit

A recent trip was made to the southwest corner of the state to visit  area QRFs for a tour of Star of Hope and Bay Area Enterprises. Both QRFs have become qualified to provide Discovery and Job Development Services through ODDS and VR, respectively. They are each implementing newly designed programs while continuing to provide […]

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Definitions from WIOA

Mike Maley, Director of Employment First, recently shared with ORA a list of definitions from the Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act (WIOA for short). Because WIOA encompasses so many different areas of services for people with disabilities, with implications for ODDS, VR and Education, it is important for service providers to understand the implications of […]

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January 2015 ORA Quarterly Membership Meeting

  Register Now With system change still unfolding and the impact of the 2015-2017 budget still a work in progress you can’t afford to miss this opportunity to listen, learn and network with  your peers.   Register now for the January 2015 ORA Quarterly.  Join us at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 […]

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Questions and Answers re. President’s Executive Order

The Department of Labor sponsored a webinar yesterday answering frequently asked questions about Presidential Executive Order 13658. The webinar included some interesting clarification on how this order will roll out. In case you don’t recall, Executive Order 13658 requires that all workers on federal service contracts be paid at least $10.10 per hour, including workers […]

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Employment First: Improving the Outcomes: Decreasing the Costs webinar

The Marketing Department attended a webinar, sponsored by ANCOR, presented by Rob Cimera, who spoke about research he has done to address four questions: 1) Which costs more, Supported Employment or Sheltered Work? 2) Should individuals with disabilities work in their communities? 3) Is Supported Employment a “good investment” for taxpayers? 4) How do we […]

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