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Compass! Blueprint! Change Is In the Air

Posted by on Mar 16, 2022 in 2022 Changes, Advocacy, Assessment, Blueprint, Blueprint Project, Brokerages, Case Management, Compass Project, featured, Future of Brokerage Services, History, ISP, K Plan, Needs Assessment, ONA, Oregon Needs Assessment | 0 comments

Compass! Blueprint! Change Is In the Air

A lot of work is underway at the Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS). Either you have heard about it, or you are going to start hearing about it soon. Changes are coming to processes, forms, service rates, case management, ISPs, and so much more. In order to understand all of this change, we need to revisit some recent history and follow the path to where we currently stand. Hop into the time machine and head back to July 2013, when the K Plan came to Oregon. Caps on in-home service budgets were lifted, children became eligible for in-home services, service eligibility and allocations became tied to a needs assessments, and Oregon’s IDD...

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Oregon Needs Assessment: The Power of Diverse Supports

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in 2020, 2020 changes, Assessment, Brokerages, Case Management, featured, Needs Assessment, ONA, Oregon Needs Assessment, Planning, Service changes | 0 comments

Oregon Needs Assessment: The Power of Diverse Supports

Change can be scary. As we have talked about previously, the new Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) will result in changes to personal resource allocations sometime in the next year or two. Our lives aren’t always predictable, and when our supports aren’t either, it can be difficult. We will always advocate for stable, secure DD service funding to improve the lives of Oregonians with developmental disabilities. But what else can we do to combat the ups and downs of public funding levels? Let’s talk more about that. Your paid service are funded through a mix of Oregon state funds, and federal Medicaid match funds. You’ll see us advocate each year...

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Check-In: The Oregon Needs Assessment and Service Hours

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019 in 2020, 2020 changes, Advocacy, Assessment, featured, History, Needs Assessment, ONA, Oregon Needs Assessment, Planning, Service changes | 0 comments

Check-In: The Oregon Needs Assessment and Service Hours

As you have heard from us before, the Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) is currently being rolled out across the service system. By now, you should have received an ONA assessment from one of the new ONA Assessors located in case management agencies across Oregon. As a part of that process, you were probably told that the assessment is not yet tied to the allocation of services, which still happens through other means. But, when will that change, and what will the impact be on your services? Read on for an update on everything we know, to date. If you qualify for Developmental Disabilities Services, there was likely a time in which you heard about services that might be...

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