Behavior Support Strategies Training – Online

The first module in a series of online trainings that focus on Behavior Support Strategies that Include Restrictive Measures now is available. The first module reviews the new rule (5123:2-2-06), the principles of person-centered planning, restricted and prohibited measures, and the roles and responsibilities of QIDPs, Human Rights Committees and DODD. This module takes 20-30 minutes to complete, and is free and open to the public.

Additional modules will be available on the Training page of DODD’s website.

Customer Relationship Management/Individual Data System Training – Online

The Individual Data System (IDS) application is being enhanced, and moved to a dynamic new platform called Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Training on the new IDS/CRM now is available to help you prepare for this transition. Courses that currently are available include Login and search, Creating a new record, Edit information and Individual Transfer Record (ITR). If you use IDS, you are encouraged to complete this training. If you have questions about the IDS training, send an email to

ICF-IID Direct Billing Training – July 15 and 23

ICF-IID Direct Billing Training is July 15 and July 23. To register for an in-person session, email your provider name, provider number, and each attendee’s name to 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. An online replay of the webinar will be available.

Conferences and Events

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

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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.