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Top News & Updates

AAIDD Updates

Upcoming Conference and Events!   ANCOR & AAIDD Technology Summit & Showcase October 16, 2015 in Denver, CO at Omni Interlocken Hotel Registration now open. AAIDD members receive a significant discount on registration. Global Summit on Innovations in Health and IDD – co-sponsored by the Health and Wellness Action Group of AAIDD July 27-29, 2015 in Los Angeles, […]

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Weekly ODDS Status Report – June 26, 2015

In March I gave you a brief update of where we are with the new Department of Labor (DOL) Regulations. Since then, ODDS and APD have been working diligently with stakeholders to determine our best course of action in regards to these new regulations. Background: In 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a […]

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Message from Statewide Employment First Coordinator – Mike Maley

June 26, 2015 From: Mike Maley, Statewide Employment First Coordinator Re: Employment First: Ad campaign launched! Thanks to those who were able to join the Employment First webinar last week on the launch of the I Work We Succeed ad campaign. For those who couldn’t join the webinar, we have posted it online. Attached you will […]

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2015 July Quarterly Membership Meeting

July 15-17, 2015 at the Inn at the Commons Join us for our Annual ORA Excellence Awards Ceremony and Luncheon Thursday July 16th. Followed by the ever-popular Hellgate Jetboat Excursion down the Rogue River which includes dinner. You must add your registration for the Jetboat separately. Cost for the Jetboat Excursion is adults $70.00, children ages 4-11  $47.00 […]

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Message from Statewide Employment First Coordinator – Mike Maley

To: Employment First stakeholders From: Mike Maley, Statewide Employment First Coordinator Re: Employment First: Project SEARCH (Please forward to your local partners & stakeholders) Like Us on Facebook!   The I Work We Succeed Campaign has officially launched! Please see the Presentation from the Kick-Off Webinar​ for details. Members of the DHS Employment First team, along with […]

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Weekly ODDS Status Report – June 1, 2015

To: All ODDS Staff and Stakeholders From: ODDS Director Lilia Teninty Re: Weekly ODDS Status Report, Home and Community Based Services Regulations   Click on the link this week’s ODDS Status Report   I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the new Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule. In the coming months […]

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Six-Part Webinar Series on the HCBS Waiver

TASH and ANCOR are co-presenting an online training series called “Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver.” Each session will focus on a different aspect of implementing person centered choice, both the how and the why: June 10: Person-Centered Planning — What Does this Really Mean? June […]

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HCBS Transition Plan Feedback – May 22, 2015

Oregon Department of Human Services and Oregon Health Authority to comments released a document that addresses comments submitted in the formal feedback process relating to Oregon’s revised HCBS Transition Plan.  You can see this document here (insert emailed document, Responses to Transition Plan Comments).  The most recent version of Oregon’s Transition Plan may be found […]

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Legislative Update – May 25, 2015

ORA/Kerr to Convene DSP Advocacy Day in Early June During the weekly Legislative Committee Conference Call on Thursday, it was decided that one more advocacy day was needed to keep Value the Work, Raise the Wage in the spotlight. On June 10, ORA will join forces with Kerr to get people to the Capitol. We’ll look […]

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State and Local procurement snapshot

Onvia‘s proprietary database of almost 600,000 government contracting opportunities, coupled with future spending plans from several state and local government agencies, has allowed their research team to develop a State and Local Procurement Snapshot report. Onvia’s 3 trends shaping state and local contracting growth in 2015 reflects on important trends that will shape government contracting over […]

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