COVID-19 Update
May 13, 2020

OPWDD Flexibilities for Delivering & Documenting Day Services Webinar
As discussed on our routine calls with the Executive Director Association (EDA), The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) scheduled a webinar this Thursday, May 14 at 3:30 p.m., which will address revisions to the Retainer Payment Program. Registration for the " Supervised Residential Habilitation & Updated Flexibilities for Delivering and Documenting Day Services" webinar can be completed here We encourage all Chapter leadership to attend this important webinar.
Return to Work and Service Delivery Toolkits 
A variety of comprehensive toolkits have been developed to assist with the reopening of work and return of personnel to the workplace.  The purpose is to help Service Providers, Fiscal Intermediaries and CCOs working with individuals and families to think through all of the issues associated with reopening OPWDD service system programs and office locations. These include:

Feel free to use these materials as a resource and share with key stakeholders and staff.

iV4 Return to Work Webinar Materials
Today, iV4 conducted a webinar focusing on strategies for returning to work following the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar touched on measuring the health of business, rethinking office space, restoring workplace morale, and human resources and legal considerations. The slide deck and recording  are now available.

This and all related updates will be cataloged on  The Arc New York COVID-19 Resource Page   for future reference. Please contact us if you have questions regarding any of this information.

Josh Christiana , Associate Executive Director for Quality, Compliance & Chapter Relations

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