April external training schedule corrected ODP

ARPA Funds and Accreditation Information
April 4, 2022, 1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Audience: Suppliers
Join Assistant Secretary Kristin Ahrens and Director of the Office of Policy and Quality Management Jeremy Yale to discuss the recent announcement regarding the ODP American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) one-time supplemental payment for training the personnel, certification and business associate programs for employment.
Format: ODP Go to

Adult Autism Exemption (AAW) Updates
April 11, 2022, 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Audience: All AAW Office of Development Programs (ODP) Support Providers and Coordinators
The purpose of the meeting is to provide updates on the adult autism waiver, answer questions, and provide technical assistance and support. These meetings are held for all ODP Providers and Support Coordinators providing AAW services. Virtual Office Hours (VOH) begins with an overview of all new ODP announcements and also includes a) highlights of new practices, b) a review of topics and questions sent in advance, and c) a discussion of all the concerns that have been raised over the past few weeks. Suppliers will be able to ask questions directly to AAW Regional Office (RO) representatives.
Format: Columbus GoTo

Statewide Positive Practices Seminar
April 14, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Audience: All stakeholders
You are invited to participate in the Statewide Positive Approaches and Practices Meeting of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Office of Development Programs (ODP).
TOPIC: Embracing Behavioral Supports and Meaningful Applications — Positive behavioral support is a process that combines evidence-based practices to address behavioral challenges and improve independence, participation, and overall quality of life for people living and living. learning in complex community environments. This session will inspire participants to take an active role in behavioral interventions and expand their knowledge with principles and practices for people with dual diagnosis and trauma.
Session #1 — Hard to Say: What People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Need Us to Know About Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care
Dr. Caren Roser-Morris, licensed psychologist, OMHSAS.
Session #2 — The Importance of Quality of Life and Lifestyle Interventions in Behavioral Support
Jordan Hollander, Autism and Special Populations Support Office Session
Session #3 — The Power of Collaboration Through Behavioral Assessment and Treatment
Lindy Mishler, Behavioral Specialist, Autism and Special Populations Support Office Stacey Keilman, CEO, Torrance State Hospital.
Format: Columbus GoTo

Chart the life course Apply principles and use tools to support good living for individuals and families
April 27, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Audience: Individuals & Families
“Charting the LifeCourse” was created to help individuals and families of all abilities and ages develop a vision of a good life, think about what they need to know and do, identify how to find or develop supports and discover what it takes to live the life they want to live.
Participants in this training:

  • Learn more about the national community of practice Charting the LifeCourse;
  • Apply the life course principles and the life course framework; and
  • Practice using the life course tools.

Format: Columbus Zoom

Shirlene J. Manley