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09/15/14
Findings Suggest Need for Regulation of Folic Acid Supplementation During PregnancyScientists from New York State report that higher doses of folic acid during pregnancy and throughout life may have lasting negative effects. ...
09/05/14
Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Stay Informed!
September of 2014 is the eleventh annual National Preparedness Month sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the US Department of Homeland Security.  OPWDD would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that emergencies can happen to anyone at anytime.There are a number of resources available to educate and assist in your preparedness efforts.  New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is an excellent source for information on how you can prepare for disasters and how to stay informed through NY ALERT. This is all in addition...
08/14/14
The New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is pleased to announce the New York State Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) Transformation Fund to provide an unprecedented opportunity for organizations to make strategic investments to transform non-institutional Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Specifically, OPWDD is looking for investments that complement the BIP Goals as outlined New York State’s BIP Work Plan available at https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/balancing_incentive_program....
07/24/14
OPWDD will convene Community Dialogues to solicit feedback from families, providers and self advocates on next steps related to implementation of the Employment Transformation Plan which was finalized on May 1, 2014.  The employment plan is available on OPWDD's website: http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/opwdd_services_supports/employment_for_people_with_disabilities/draft-plan-increase-employment-oppsOPWDD is requesting feedback on the following:Funding and/or programmatic strategies that could assist in the successful implementation of the Employment Transformation Plan.Strategies that could...
07/16/14
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07/15/14
On May 3, 2014, OPWDD posted for public comment a description of OPWDD’s HCBS Settings Transition Plan as required by CMS’s recently adopted rules that contain standards for home and community based settings and that require the State to submit a transition plan at the time of an HCBS waiver renewal.  This transition plan is required to set forth the actions the State will take to bring the waiver into compliance with the regulatory standards.  OPWDD’s response to the thoughtful comments received from the public can be viewed here.  ...

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