PAR Mail 2018-028 | February 9, 2018
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1. March 13 and April 12: Networks for Training and Development, Inc. Building an Everyday Life Training

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2. ODP Communication 015-18 : Guidance on Vocational Skill Development in the Community Living Waiver
3. ODP Communication 016-18 : Everyday Lives Conference Presentations Now Available
4. ODP Communication 017-18 : Discontinued Requirement for Transportation Trip Cost Reports
7. Employment First Legislation Passes the Senate

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1. March 13 and April 12: Networks for Training and Development, Inc. Building an Everyday Life Training
PAR member Networks for Training and Development, Inc. is holding a two day training session on March 13 and April 12 focusing on what it takes to make an organizational shift in providing supports differently and giving practical strategies for supporting people with disabilities in building an everyday life. This session may qualify for CEs for CESP recertification through APSE. Click for more information .
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2. ODP Communication 015-18 : Guidance on Vocational Skill Development in the Community Living Waiver
This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announcement provides guidance regarding a change that will be made in the Community Living Waiver regarding an 18 month limitation on vocational skill development in Community Participation Support service definition.

3. ODP Communication 016-18 : Everyday Lives Conference Presentations Now Available
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announced that presentations, resources and handouts from this year's conference presentations are available. All resources can be viewed and downloaded here .

4. ODP Communication 017-18 : Discontinued Requirement for Transportation Trip Cost Reports
This Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) announcement informs providers that the transportation cost reporting is no longer required.

Click to view The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) February Newsletter . The newsletter contains information on upcoming events and training as well as highlights from the month of January.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) released information explaining the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Click here to view the infographic and information .

7. Employment First Legislation Passes the Senate
Senate Bill 21 passed the Senate this week unanimously. The Employment First Act works to provide competitive, integrated employment in state and county agencies and sets state employment goals at 7%.

This week, Governor Wolf attended a Cabinet in Your Community Event located in Gettysburg. This was the fifth town-hall style event where members of the community can talk with cabinet secretaries to discuss important issues. Read the full press release here .

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Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on HR 620, the ADA education and Reform Act which could weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). View ANCOR's Action Alert for information on calling your representatives.

In February and March, the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) and NADD are jointly hosting a multi-part webinar series that will discuss: supporting individuals at risk of challenging sexual behaviors, trauma-informed care, role of the interdisciplinary team in mental health assessments, emotional regulation, and grief treatment. The next webinar, scheduled for February 14 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time and features Kevin Aldridge and Lara Palay speaking about "A CEO's Practical Guide to Trauma."  Click for more information .
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President Donald Trump signed the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE Family Caregivers) Act which will require the federal government to address the needs of family caregivers. Read Disability Scoop's full article here .