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1 Department of Human Services Office of Developmental Disabilities 1

2 Office of Developmental Disabilities (ODDS) ODDS covers a lifespan of support to over 21,000 Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). ODDS’s mission is to help individuals be fully engaged in life. ODDS strives to support choices of individuals with I/DD and their families within communities by promoting and providing services that are person-centered, self- directed and flexible. 2

3 Oregon Developmental Disability Service System - Overview 100% of services are in community settings Federal Funding matched with State Funding Administered by State Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Disability Services Oregon’s service system Designed on county structure Active network of providers Strong advocacy community Decentralized field structure High level of stakeholder involvement 3

4 Eligibility for ODDS funded Services Eligibility is determined by a qualified and trained Eligibility Specialist at the Community Developmental Disability Program Eligibility is determined due to Developmental Disability or Intellectual Disability Eligibility for school-age children and adults is determined by documentation provided by a qualified professional 4

5 Eligibility for ODDS funded Services - continued Originates in and directly affects the brain and has continued or is expected to continue indefinitely Is not primarily attributed to other conditions including but not limited to mental or emotional disorder, sensory impairment, substance abuse, personality disorder, learning disability, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) See Oregon Administrative Rules

6 Eligibility due to Developmental Disabilities Determined by diagnostic information and scores on standardized adaptive behavior assessments Originates before an individual reaches the age of 22 Constitutes a significant impairment in adaptive behavior as diagnosed and measured by a qualified professional 6

7 Eligibility due to Intellectual Disabilities Criteria is determined by scores on standardized IQ testing and adaptive behavior assessment Originates before an individual reaches the age of 18 Significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning defined as intelligence quotient (IQ) under 70 as measured by a qualified professional and existing with significant impairment in adaptive behavior. Individuals of borderline intelligence (IQ 70 – 75) may be considered to have intellectual disability if there is also significant impairment of adaptive behavior 7

8 Referral and Application Anyone can make a referral to a Community Developmental Disability Program (CDDP) with the permission of the individual or his/her legal representative To apply, contact the Community Developmental Disability Program in the county where the individual lives – if needed, county staff will assist with completing the application The application is available in English, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese 8

9 Referral and Application - continued The length of the application process varies based on the documents supplied at the time of application. If documents are readily available a decision could be made in a matter of days. If new testing is required or documents are needed from other sources, it could take longer. Before any ODDS funded services are provided the individual must be determined eligible. All applicants will receive a letter in the mail with the eligibility decision. Newly eligible adults will be offered the choice to have case management from the CDDP or Support Services Brokerage 9

10 Core Responsibilities of CDDPs and Brokerages Provide Case Management Services Access to DD funded Services Coordinate Community Services that meet the individual’s I/DD needs Provide Information and Referral Provide Family Support Services - CDDP for Children and Adults Brokerage for Adults only Provide Access to In-Home Supports and Personal Care 10

11 Core Responsibilities of CDDPs and Brokerages – continued Provide Protective Services Monitor Contractor Performance Respond to Service Delivery Complaints Assure Emergency Planning Maintain a Quality Assurance System Provide Adult Abuse Investigation - CDDP only Recruit Adult and Child Foster Providers and Facilitate Foster System Requirements - CDDP only 11

12 Service Coordinator (CDDP)/ Personal Agent (Brokerage) role with School/Transition Attend pre-transition IEP meetings or other meetings for a student when invited by the student, their family or guardian Per ODDS Oregon Administrative Rule, must participate in IEP and transition meetings for students enrolled in DD Services who are 16 years of age or older (unless refused by student, student’s parent or guardian) to: Participate in discussion regarding transition to adult living Participate in discussion regarding transition to work Upon request and to the extent possible, act as a proponent for the student or student’s family at IEP meetings 12

13 Employment for Young Adults in School Transition Programs On May 16, 2013 a “Memorandum of Understanding” was signed by ODDS, ODE, OVRS and OCDD (Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities) Refer to Information Transmittal APD-IM Agreed upon goal is for competitively paid employment or post-secondary education plan Increase the number of successful transitions as a result of the joint efforts and coordinated services between agencies Seamless, non-duplicative and transparent services between ODE, ODDS and OVRS 13

14 Declaration of Employment Each adult individual enrolled in a Comprehensive Residential Service with ODDS will make their “Declaration of Employment” at least annually through the Individual Support Plan process Choosing to pursue Employment or, Choosing no Employment A person can identify at any time through the year that they want to change paths When an individual identifies that they want to work then a Career Development Plan is started 14

15 Career Development Plan Identifies individual employment and career goals Creates a road map by identifying obstacles as well as the services and supports necessary to overcome them A variety of employment options are possible to pursue Discovery/ Career Exploration Employment Path – Community Employment Path - Facility Initial Job Coaching Job Development Ongoing Job Coaching Small Group Employment 15

16 Thank you for your interest and attention. This is an exciting time to be working together. 16


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