Proposed Community Living Waiver Webinar

Proposed Community Living Waiver Webinar Now
Available on MyODP

AUDIENCE: All Interested Parties

PURPOSE: To announce an overview of the Office of Development Programs (ODP) Proposed
Community Living Waiver is now posted and available on MyODP. The link to the site is:
https://www.myodp.org/course/view.php?id=1026. Both the power point and recording of
the webinar can be found there.

DISCUSSION:
The Community Living Waiver is anticipated to be effective on January 1, 2018, for a three year period with a renewal date of January 1, 2021.
The proposed Community Living Waiver has been developed in accordance with the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget, which provided funding for the development and implementation of a new intermediate waiver that will provide services to approximately 1,000 individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, as well as children under age 9 with a developmental disability who have a high probability of resulting in an intellectual disability or autism.

The proposed Community Living Waiver will join ODP’s Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support and Adult Autism Waivers as an additional option to support individuals to live more independently in their homes and communities through the provision of a variety of services that promote community living, employment, communication, self-direction, choice and control. The Community Living Waiver closely resembles the current Person/Family Directed Support Waiver, with these notable differences:

  • There is a total limit of $70,000 per person per fiscal year for Community Living Waiver services. All waiver services are included in the limit, with an exception for Supports Coordination services.
  • Life Sharing services will be available at needs group levels 1 and 2 and for individuals who need less than 30 hours per week of service on average.
  • Supported Living services will be available at needs group levels 1 and 2.
  • Vehicle accessibility adaptations will be limited to $20,000 during a 10-year period.

Information regarding the proposed Community Living Waiver, including how to provide comments, can be found in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, Volume 47, Number 34 published on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at: http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol47/47-34/1423.html. The proposed Community Living Waiver application documents that should be used as the basis for comments are available at:
http://www.dhs.pa.gov/learnaboutdhs/waiverinformation/communitylivingwaiver/index.htm.

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the proposed Community Living Waiver. Comments should be addressed to Julie Mochon, Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, 625 Forster Street, Room 501, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

 

*Posted via ODP (Office of Developmental Programs) Communication.

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