Office of Developmental Programs

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Positive Practice Virtual Meeting

April 6, 2023

April’s Positive Practice program sessions will focus on Human Trafficking. Hear from speakers at The Covenant House of Philadelphia. The Covenant House works with young individuals, primarily under the age of 21, who are facing homelessness and victimization. These individuals are often at risk for human trafficking, which is statistically increasing in the state of Pennsylvania. Individuals with mental illness and those with intellectual disabilities, as well as autism are the most at risk group. Join us as we share best practices and available resources for clinicians, providers, and County/Administrative Entities (AEs). National implications will be discussed as well with other Covenant House programs across the United States.

Virtual Dual Diagnosis Conference

May 18, 2023

Perspectives on Trauma and Support – One day virtual conference featuring nationally known and National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) authors and speakers.

Virtual Professional Conference Series

June 1, 2023

Join ODP’s Professional Conference Series sessions in June to hear from representatives of Louisiana’s Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities Clinical Services (LA OCDD). LA OCDD published a series of white papers featured on the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) website highlighting resources in Adaptable Therapeutic Interventions and Multisystem Therapy. Sessions will feature both topics.

Community of Practice for Supporting Families Regional Collaborative Summit

August 14 and August 15, 2023 – In-person and virtual options

State College, PA

The Community of Practice for Supporting Families Regional Collaborative Summit will be held live in State College. Virtual participation options will also be available. Join the Summit this August to learn from peers and professionals about how to bolster your communities of practice for supporting individuals with disabilities and/or autism (ID/A) and their families.

Registration information to follow.