ICF-IID Direct Billing Training – July 15 and 23

ICF-IID Direct Billing Training is July 15 and July 23. Both classes will take place 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio. To register, email your provider name, provider number, and each attendee’s name to Seating is limited, so register soon to guarantee the date you want.

The July 23 session also will be offered via webinar. Register online – after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. If you’re unable to attend any of the sessions, an online replay of the webinar will be available.

Level of Care Evaluator Online Training – June 30 Deadline

All Level of Care (LOC) Evaluators must complete two online courses before July 1, 2015. Module 1 covers LOC processes and requirements for LOC evaluators, and Module 2 covers areas of assessment and assessment scoring. For questions about the new LOC Rule or this training, contact DODD at

Second Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit – June 17

The Second Annual Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Summit is June 17 in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more about conference details and registration information.

Conferences and Events

Arc of Ohio Spring Conference – June 25

Swoosh with the words The Arc of OhioThe Arc of Ohio spring training, Ohio State Budget (Independent Providers, Waivers, Medicaid) – Act II, is Thursday, June 25 at Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio. Due to the venue, attendees must be 21 years old. Learn more and register online.

NEW DATE: Family Advisory Council – July 21

The Family Advisory Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 16 has been moved to Tuesday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The location has not changed.

Camp Blue Skies Overnight Camp for Adults – September 14-18

CampBlueSkiesCamp Blue Skies, an overnight camp for adults (age 21 and over) who have developmental disabilities, is September 14-18 at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio. Learn more about camp life, activities, and how to register.

6th Annual Ohio Direct Support Professional Recognition Event – September 16

State of Ohio in a circle with OADSP next to itThe sixth annual Ohio Direct Support Professional Recognition Event is September 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Xenos Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals, this event focuses on DSPs, and shares ideas on how to live happier lives, reduce stress, and improve health and wellbeing. Register online. If you have questions, contact Katrina Sacay at 866-862-2322, extension 5, or

In the News

DODD Hotline for Reporting Abuse, Neglect, or Other Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs)

To report abuse/neglect and other MUIs, call toll-free: 866-313-6733. Please note that MUIs are to be reported to the local County Board, however, if you feel it is a conflict – or that potentially a County Board may be involved in the allegation – you can report your concerns through the hotline.