Previous Webinars

2022

Jun 28

MO DDD & You: Exploring New Resources

This 30-minute webinar will focus on exploring resources for self-advocates/individuals and families available from the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Resources include Easy Readers and Charting My LifeCourse training modules.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Kara Ready, Advocacy Specialist
Target Audience: Individuals/Self-Advocates, Family Members, and Interested Stakeholders

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Jun 21

Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) and Partnership for Hope (PFH) Waiver Renewals Informal Comments

This webinar will discuss the potential changes and revisions to the MOCDD and PFH Waiver Renewals.

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Federal Programs Director
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
  • Shelly Brown, EAA State Lead
  • Holly Reiff, AT State Lead
Target Audience: All Stakeholders including individuals, families, guardians, TCM entities, providers, etc.
Jun 17

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Monthly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
Target Audience: Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Jun 14

Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UDAT) Lunch and Learn Series

This month's lunch and learn will discuss Medication Administration systems available through Assistive Technology.

Presenter(s):
  • Holly Reiff AT State Lead
  • Vicki Spraul Director of Gray Matters Alliance
  • Shannon Shore Sales Executive Pack 4U
  • Jim Carr Director of Hearo Technologies LLC
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Jun 08

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at SSDI

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s topic continues the discussion on benefits planning by taking a closer look at how income impacts SSDI benefits and the work incentives available to SSDI recipients. Support Coordinators will learn how work incentives available to SSDI recipients are used and what they may need to look for to help individuals become more financially self-sufficient.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Jennifer Seidel, Benefits Specialist for Eitas
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Jun 07

Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) and Partnership for Hope (PFH) Waiver Renewals Informal Comments

This webinar will discuss the potential changes and revisions to the MOCDD and PFH Waiver Renewals.

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Federal Programs Director
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
  • Shelly Brown, EAA State Lead
  • Holly Reiff, AT State Lead
Target Audience: All Stakeholders including individuals, families, guardians, TCM entities, providers, etc.
May 24

MO DDD & You: An Introduction to the Charting the Lifecourse Integrated Supports Star

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on the Charting the LifeCourse Integrated Supports Star planning tool. Participants will be introduced to Charting the LifeCourse and the Integrated Supports Star, which can be used by self-advocates, families, and others to help guide their thinking about current and future support needs. The Integrated Supports Star helps promote brainstorming to identify various types of supports and can help with planning activities. Information about how the tool can be used, examples of the tool in action, and additional planning resources will be shared.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, MO Division of DD
  • Jane St. John, Sr. Research Assistant, LifeCourse Nexus, UMKC-Institute for Human Development (IHD)
Target Audience: families, self-advocates/individuals with developmental disabilities, and other interested stakeholders
May 20

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Monthly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator;
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
Target Audience: TCM entities, Division staff, Individuals, Families and another interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 11

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at SSI

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s topic continues the discussion on benefits planning by taking a closer look at how income impacts SSI benefits and the work incentives available to SSI recipients. Support Coordinators will learn what each work incentive does, who makes a good candidate for using that work incentive, and see an example of how that work incentive can be used.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Jennifer Seidel, Benefits Specialist for Eitas
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
May 10

Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UDAT) Lunch and Learn Series

This month's lunch and learn will discuss the difference between the services of Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA), Specialized Medical Equipment (SME), and Assistive Technology (AT). The discussion will include examples of services and resources to help determine which waiver service best fits the individuals' outcome.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, EAA State Lead
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs
  • Holly Reiff, AT State Lead
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Apr 26

Charting the LifeCourse Trajectory Tool for Planning

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on the Charting the LifeCourse Trajectory tool. Participants will be introduced to Charting the LifeCourse and the Trajectory Tool, which can be used by self-advocates and families to plan for future events or set long-term goals. Information about how the tool can be used, examples of the tool in action, and additional planning resources will be shared.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, MO Division of DD
  • Jane St. John, Sr. Research Assistant, LifeCourse Nexus, UMKC-Institute for Human Development (IHD)
Target Audience: families, self-advocates/individuals with developmental disabilities, and other interested stakeholders
Apr 25

National Core Indicators Overview for Support Coordinators

This webinar will provide an overview of National Core Indicators (NCI). The types of surveys, how the data is utilized, and when and why a support coordinator may be contacted for assistance will be covered.

Presenter(s):
  • Caitlin Bartley, NCI Project Coordinator
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Apr 22

Missouri Talent Pathways (MO TaP) – DSP Registered Apprenticeship

Missouri Talent Pathways is a registered apprenticeship program for Certified Direct Support Professionals who work in Medicaid Home and Community Based Settings.

Participants of this webinar will be provided an overview of apprenticeships; MO TaP; process for onboarding as an employer partner and how MO TaP can be a strategy for recruiting, structuring and retaining highly qualified DSPs.

Presenter(s):
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator – Employment and Community Engagement
  • Trace Laughery, Apprenticeship and Training Representative, US Department of Labor – Office of Apprenticeship
  • Suzanne Richards, Apprenticeship Coordinator- Apprenticeship Missouri
  • Michel Flynn, Assistant Director – Veterans Education and Training
Target Audience: Provider Agencies interested in becoming an apprenticeship partner
Apr 15

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Monthly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator;
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
  • Dr. Maulik Trivedi, StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Apr 13

Champions of Employment: An Introduction to Basic Benefits Planning Concepts/Terminology

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s topic will begin the discussion on basic benefits planning concepts and terminology. Support Coordinators will be provided an overview of the main differences between SSDI and SSI, including eligibility requirements, effects of income on the Social Security benefit and the medical benefit associated with it, and work incentives associated with Social Security.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Jennifer Seidel, Benefits Specialist for Eitas
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Apr 12

Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UDAT) Lunch and Learn Series

This month's lunch and learn will discuss universal design and how Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) services can be incorporated to assist in achieving desired outcomes.

Presenter(s):
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities UDAT Team--Holly Reiff - AT State Lead, Shelly Brown - EAA State Lead, and Jason Elmore - EAA VSC
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Mar 22

MO DDD & You: Exploring the Division's Autism Services & Resources

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar is will provide information for self-advocates/individuals and families and will focus on exploring the Division's Autism services and various related resources.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of DD
  • Kristin Morgan, Director, Office of Autism
Target Audience: Individuals/self advocates, families, stakeholders, any other interested individuals
Mar 18

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Monthly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director - Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director - Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director - Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Dr. Maulik Trivedi, StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Mar 09

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at Supported Employment

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s topic will focus on the wavier service definition of Supported Employment. Support Coordinators will learn about the service, who might make a good candidate, how to request, and outcome requirements.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Mar 08

Introducing the Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UDAT) Lunch and Learn Series

During this month's Lunch and Learn, the UDAT Team will introduce individual team members, the Navigator program--Technology Explorers, and provide general information regarding assistive technology.

Presenter(s):
  • Holly Reiff, Division of Developmental Disabilities UDAT Team
  • Shelly Brown, Division of Developmental Disabilities UDAT Team
  • Jason Elmore, Division of Developmental Disabilities UDAT Team
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Mar 07

Foundations of Coordinating Employment Supports

This three-part series is designed to provide Support Coordinators with a foundation of information, resources, and strategies to promote employment for individuals receiving waiver services.

Session 3 combines information from the first two sessions to discover how Support Coordinators can determine strategies useful in discussing employment as well as resources available to address barriers to employment.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Mar 03

Statewide Provider Meeting

The Division invites all stakeholders to attend the bi-annual Statewide Provider Meeting. Attendees will receive statewide data and other essential information from Tiered Supports, Provider Relations, Quality Assurance and Inquiry Coordination. The meeting will include updates on Division Initiatives such as Assistive Technology and Employment, as well as provider recognition. These bi-annual meetings replace provider regional meetings during the first and third quarter of the fiscal year. Regional Offices will continue to provide data specific to their areas during the other two quarters.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
  • Carrie Williams, State Lead for Targeted Case Management Technical Assistance Coordinators
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division Staff, any stakeholder interested
Mar 02

Foundations of Coordinating Employment Supports

This three-part series is designed to provide Support Coordinators with a foundation of information, resources, and strategies to promote employment for individuals receiving waiver services.

Session 3 combines information from the first two sessions to discover how Support Coordinators can determine strategies useful in discussing employment as well as resources available to address barriers to employment.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Mar 01

Missouri Quality Outcomes - Town Hall Forums

This 30-minute webinar will describe the Division's efforts to review and update the Missouri Quality Outcomes (MOQO) through a series of Town Hall forums. These forums will be hosted by the University of Missouri--Kansas City Institute for Human Development (UMKC IHD) and seek to collect feedback to enhance the MOQO to further reflect outcomes important to individuals receiving services.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Caitlin Bartley, National Core Indicators (NCI) Coordinator
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Kara Ready, Advocacy Specialist
Target Audience: self-advocates/individuals, family members, and other interested stakeholders
Feb 23

Foundations of Coordinating Employment Supports

This three-part series is designed to provide Support Coordinators with a foundation of information, resources, and strategies to promote employment for individuals receiving waiver services.

Session 2 provides Support Coordinators with a toolkit to help individuals achieve their desired employment outcomes. Attendees will discover what employment services are available under Partnership for Hope, Community Support, and Comprehensive Waivers; how these services can be utilized; who could benefit from these services; what information is needed to request services; and what the outcome requirements are for these services.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Feb 22

MO DDD & You: Managing Your Health & Wellness

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide information about free classes offered through the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (ma4.) These classes are designed for individuals enrolled in a Missouri Medicaid Home and Community-Based waivers and their caregivers. Classes are focused on helping participants manage health and social needs, decrease stress, and improve well-being.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of DD
  • Erika Saleski, Project Director, ma4 Network
  • Amber Vaughn, ma4 Project Coordinator
Target Audience: individuals/self-advocates, family members, stakeholders, and other interested individuals
Feb 22

Using the Missouri Developmental Disabilities (MODD) Content Self-Registration Portal

This webinar will provide step-by-step instructions for using the MODD Content Self-Registration Portal, including registration, navigation, and obtaining certificates and transcripts. There will also be time allotted for questions/answers.

The Division provides the MODD Content Self-Registration Portal, powered by Relias, to house Division created training modules. Modules in this portal are available to Division providers, individuals, families, and guardians. 

 

Presenter(s):
  • Christine Connell, Relias Client Success Manager, Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, families, service and case management providers, state staff, and any other interested individuals
Feb 18

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
  • Dr. Maulik Trivedi, StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Feb 16

Foundations of Coordinating Employment Supports

This three-part series is designed to provide Support Coordinators with a foundation of information, resources, and strategies to promote employment for individuals receiving waiver services.

Session 1 provides the basis for exploring an individual’s desire to work and how Support Coordinators help coordinate employment supports. Attendees will learn about the importance of employment in a person’s life and how state and federal initiatives relate to employment and Support Coordination.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Feb 15

Step-by-Step Instructions for Completing the Guardianship Packet

The Information Specialist team will guide participants through the steps to successfully complete the guardianship packet.  If Teams are seeking assistance from the Office of General Counsel to file the petition for guardianship, this training will explain how to correctly complete the packet.

Presenter(s):
  • Matt Waggoner, Information Specialist Statewide Lead
  • Darcy Armstrong, Information Specialist
  • Stacy Bahn, Information Specialist
Target Audience: Support Coordinators, Support Coordinator Supervisors
Feb 09

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at Job Development

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s webinar will focus on the wavier service definition of Job Development. Support Coordinators will learn about the service; who might make a good candidate; how to request the service; and outcome requirements. Attendees will also hear experiences and gain tips from a service provider.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Richard Coleman, Director of Employment Services for UCP Heartland
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Feb 09

Resources for Managing COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to place a high demand on clinics and hospitals, as well as impact testing access. This webinar will provide information about other options for health care, including StationMD, and a new resource for COVID PCR testing provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Presenter(s):
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, Division Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Individuals receiving Waiver services, caregivers, provider agencies, and other stakeholders
Jan 25

Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Transportation Services for Individuals with I/DD

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a virtual Town Hall Meeting to discuss challenges surrounding transportation services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and the Division’s current efforts to address these challenges. While the discussion surrounding challenges will focus primarily on current concerns in the St. Louis and St. Charles area, many of the solutions the Division is currently working on will have statewide impact on transportation barriers; all are welcome to attend.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director - Community Operations
  • Shelia Wunning, Assistant Division Director, Eastern Region
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
Target Audience: Service coordinators, TCM entities, Service Providers, Individuals, Families, and Interested Stakeholders
Jan 25

MO DDD & You: An Introduction to the Missouri Quality Outcomes (MOQO)

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on introducing particpants to the Missouri Quality Outomces (MOQO). Participants will learn what the MOQO are, how they are utilized by the Division to direct supports and services, and how they serve as a guide to achieve a self-determined life.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Statewide Lead, MO Division of DD
  • Trina Cookson, Quality Assurance Specialist, MO Division of DD
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, and Interested Stakeholders
Jan 21

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Monthly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
  • Dr. Maulik Trivedi, StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jan 20

Proposed changes to FY23 Provider POS Contract

The Division is holding a webinar to inform service providers and other stakeholders on the proposed changes to the Provider POS Contract which renews July 1, 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to submit comments and questions during the webinar. These will be included with the questions received via public comment.

The Provider POS Contract has been posted for comment and is available for review at https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/governance/drafts. Please submit comments to contessa.isaacson@dmh.mo.gov no later than January 31, 2022.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
Target Audience: Service providers and other interested stakeholders
Jan 12

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at Prevocational Services

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s topic will focus on the wavier service definition of Prevocational Services. Support Coordinators will learn about the service, who would be an appropriate candidate, how to request, and outcome requirements.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Jan 10

MOCDD and Partnership for Hope Waiver Renewal Stakeholder Input for Targeted Case Management Entities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Partnership for Hope (PFH) and Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) waivers expire June 30, 2023. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires the state to obtain public input during the development of a waiver renewal in accordance with 42 CFR 441.304(f).

The Division has started the renewals and is requesting input from stakeholders, individuals, family members, and providers on current waiver programs.

Presenter(s):
  • Jeanine Zlockie, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Barbara Brent, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Emily Luebbering, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Targeted Case Management Entities
Jan 06

MOCDD and Partnership for Hope Waiver Renewal Stakeholder Input for Individuals and Families

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Partnership for Hope (PFH) and Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) waivers expire June 30, 2023. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires the state to obtain public input during the development of a waiver renewal in accordance with 42 CFR 441.304(f).

The Division has started the renewals and is requesting input from stakeholders, individuals, family members, and providers on current waiver programs.

Presenter(s):
  • Jeanine Zlockie, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Barbara Brent, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Emily Luebbering, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Individuals and Families
Jan 05

MOCDD and Partnership for Hope Waiver Renewal Stakeholder Input for Service Providers

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Partnership for Hope (PFH) and Missouri Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) waivers expire June 30, 2023. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires the state to obtain public input during the development of a waiver renewal in accordance with 42 CFR 441.304(f).

The Division has started the renewals and is requesting input from stakeholders, individuals, family members, and providers on current waiver programs.

Presenter(s):
  • Jeanine Zlockie, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Barbara Brent, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Emily Luebbering, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Service Providers

2021

Dec 28

MO DDD & You: The Benefits of Peer Support and Making Connections

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on the benefits of peer support and helping people make connections to others who have similar lived experiences. Participants will hear from three different parents who will share their experience with peer support, will learn where formal peer supports can be found, and how families and individuals can get connected to peer support services.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, MO Division of DD
  • Stacey Gilkey, Family Support Provider Supervisor, ReDiscover Behavioral Health
  • Mary Turner, Director, Missouri Family-to-Family
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, stakeholders, and other interested individuals
Dec 10

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides regularly scheduled webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator;
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus; DMH Chief Medical Director;
  • Dr. Maulik Trivedi, StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Dec 08

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at Career Planning

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s topic will focus on Career Planning. Attendees will learn what this service provides and how to request it, good candidates for career planning, and outcome requirements. In addition, tips and experiences from a Division provider will be shared.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Cassidi Jobe, Executive Director for Summit Future Foundation
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and all other interested individuals
Dec 07

Guardianship Coordination

This webinar will provide an overview of the process for Information Specialists to begin coordinating Division requests for guardianship.

Presenter(s):
  • Matt Waggoner, Information Specialist Statewide Lead
  • Stacy Bahn, Information Specialist
Target Audience: All Support Coordinators, Regional Office Administration, Community Partners, and all other interested individuals
Dec 02

Tier 2 Risk Prevention: Updates to the Community Transition Process

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will be sharing updates to the community transition process. There will be a brief review of past structural changes shared during a previous webinar (July, 2021), followed by review of future enhancements, including a move toward targeted individual transition consultation. These future enhancements are expected to be implemented by the Risk Prevention team January, 2022.

Presenter(s):
  • Rhi Evans, Director of Risk Prevention
  • Nicole Jones, Western Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Support Coordinators employed through the State and Private TCMs, residential service providers contracted with DMH-DD, and Regional Office staff including Community Living Coordinators, Technical Assistance Coordinators, and QE staff.
Nov 30

Environmental Accessibility Adaptions (EAA) Overview

This training, presented by the Division of Developmental Disabilities, will provide a comprehensive review of the EAA service for home and vehicle modification. This session will include discussion of the supports provided by the newly designed Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UDAT) team and their collaboration with Missouri Inclusive Housing, as well as service definitions, service use, and roles/responsibilities of team members.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations
  • Jason Elmore, Provider Relations
  • Cris Rodriquez, Missouri Inclusive Housing Development Corporation
Target Audience: Providers, Service Coordinators, Regional Office Staff, and all other interested individuals
Nov 23

MO DDD & You: Overview of Waiver Renewals

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar targeted toward individuals and families will focus on understanding the required waiver renewal process and why stakeholder input is so important. Participants will learn about the renewal process, why individual/family voice is important, and how feedback can be shared with the Division.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Emily Lueberring, Director, Federal Programs Unit, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, stakeholders, and other interested individuals
Nov 10

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at Benefits Planning

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 – 2:30.

This month’s topic will focus on the newest employment service, Benefits Planning. Support Coordinators will learn what this service is intended to provide, who might be a good candidate for this service, and how to request this service.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Nov 04

Waiver Service Definition Updates Question/Answer Sessions

As a follow-up to the recent Waiver Service Definition Training, the Division is hosting a series of question and answer sessions. During this third  session, waiver service definition updates to the following will be addressed:
•    Intensive Therapeutic Residential Habilitation
•    Community Transition
•    Crisis Intervention
•    Applied Behavior Analysis
•    Professional Assessment and Monitoring (PAM)

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs Unit
  • Lucas Evans, Division Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Rhi Evans, Risk Prevention State Lead
  • Tanner Stephenson, Director-Self Directed Supports
Target Audience: Providers, Individuals and Families, State Staff, and all other interested individuals
Oct 29

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus-DMH Chief Medical Director
  • StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Oct 26

MO DDD & You: Exploring Employment Supports and Services for Individuals and Families

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar for individuals and families will focus on planning for and utilizing employment services.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Supporting Families Lead
  • Sandy Keyser, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Employment First Specialist
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, stakeholders, and other interested individuals
Oct 25

Waiver Service Definition Updates Question/Answer Sessions

As a follow-up to the recent Waiver Service Definition Training, the Division is hosting a series of question and answer sessions. 

During this second  session, waiver service definition updates to the following will be addressed:
•    Home Delivered Meals
•    Individual Goods and Services
•    Environmental Accessibility Adaptations—Home/Vehicle Modification (EAA)
•    Assistive Technology
•    In Home Respite
•    Out of Home Respite/Temporary Residential
•    Personal Assistant Services
•    Group Home
•    Individualized Supported Living
•    Shared Living
•    Community Specialist
•    Support Broker

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs Unit
  • Wanda Crocker, Director-Provider Relations
  • Tanner Stephenson, Director-Self Directed Supports
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations Specialist, Universal Design
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations Specialist, Assistive Technology
Target Audience: Providers, Individuals and Families, State Staff, and all other interested individuals
Oct 21

ADT Pilot Project Training

This training will provide an overview of the Admission, Discharge and Transfer (ADT) Pilot project. The ADT pilot is geared at establishing a framework to better address discharge planning using a problem solving structure and identified hospital/ER visit information from the ADT Reporting system

Presenter(s):
  • Lucas Evans, Chief Behavior Analyst for Community Supports
  • Rita Cooper, Western Region Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon, Eastern Region Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin, Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rod Keown, Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: DMH RO Support Coordinator Supervisors and Support Coordinators
Oct 21

Waiver Service Definition Updates Question/Answer Sessions

As a follow-up to the recent Waiver Service Definition Training, the Division is hosting a series of question and answer sessions. During this first session, waiver service definition updates to the following will be addressed:
•    Benefits Planning
•    Community Networking
•    Individualized Skill Development
•    Day Habilitation
•    Career Planning
•    Job Development
•    Supported Employment
•    Prevocational Services

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs Unit
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator-Employment and Community
Target Audience: Providers, Individuals and Families, State Staff, and all other interested individuals
Oct 18

Guideline 85: Review and Discontinuation of Prohibited Procedures

This training will provide a better understanding of Guideline 85 and prohibited practices. This guideline defines:
• Consistent and systematic response when the use of prohibited procedures are suspected or discovered;
• Ensure the health, welfare, and rights of the individuals served; and
• Ensure a quality of life without coercion, seclusion, or other practices that infringe on the rights of the individual.

Presenter(s):
  • Lucas Evans, Chief Behavior Analyst for Community Supports
  • Rita Cooper, Western Region Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon, Eastern Region Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin, Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rod Keown, Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Providers, Division staff, all other interested individuals
Oct 15

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus-DMH Chief Medical Director
  • StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Oct 13

Champions of Employment: Affording Individuals an Opportunity to Explore Employment

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 - 2:30.

This month’s topic will focus on one employment service provider’s experience with connecting individuals to employment services. Participants will learn what tools & strategies this provider has found useful in having discussions with individuals.

Nova Center Employment Services Flow Chart

Nova Center Employment Services 

 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Chris Cockrill, Employment Coordinator for Nova Center of the Ozarks
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and any other interested individuals
Oct 12

Waiver Service Definition Training

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is providing training on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved Home and Community Based Services waivers. This training will cover changes to services in each of the four waivers.

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs Unit
  • Wanda Crocker, Director-Provider Relations
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator-Employment and Community
  • Tanner Stephenson, Director-Self Directed Supports
  • Lucas Evans, Division Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations Specialist, Universal Design
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations Specialist, Assistive Technology
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, Individuals and Families, State Staff, and all other interested individuals
Oct 01

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Directory-Quality Programs
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus-DMH Chief Medical Director
  • StationMD
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Sep 30

Expedited Utilization Review (UR) Guidance Question/Answer Session

Join Neil Harms, Director of Utilization and Review, for an Expedited UR Guidance question and answer session. Updated monitoring guidance is available for review at: https://dmh.mo.gov/media/pdf/resume-expedited-ur.  

 

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms, Director of Utilization Review
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, and all other interested individuals
Sep 28

DDD and You: An Introduction to the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) for Individuals and Families

This lunch and learn 30-minute webinar will focus on providing an overview of the Division of Developmental Disabilities and navigating through the various webpages for information and resources, including how to sign up for services.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Supporting Families Lead
  • Matt Waggoner, Information Specialist Lead
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, and all other interested individuals
Sep 21

DMH Admin Logging Overview

This Webinar will address how to correctly log billable hours to ensure maximum reimbursement from the federal government for administrative time spent by staff on MO HealthNet Programs.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly LeCure, Senior Accountant
Target Audience: DMH Admin Loggers
Sep 17

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Sep 16

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Individuals, Families and Caregivers

This lunch and learn webinar for individuals, families, and caregivers will provide current information and resources about COVID-19 information and resources to support them in making individualized decisions during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, State Clinical Coordinator
  • Mary Turner, Director of UMKC Missouri Family to Family
Target Audience: Individuals, Family Members, Caregivers and any interested stakeholders
Sep 15

1st Annual Oversight RN Webinar Afternoon Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Clinical Operations Team is hosting the first annual webinar for the nurses working in the community with provider agencies. This webinar will offer educational opportunities, a support system, and resources.

There will be an hour break for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

Presenter(s):
  • Tricia Parker, RN, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, DD Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Oversight RNs from provider agencies and other stakeholders
Sep 15

1st Annual Oversight RN Webinar Morning Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Clinical Operations Team is hosting the first annual webinar for the nurses working in the community with provider agencies. This webinar will offer educational opportunities, a support system, and resources.

There will be an hour break for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

Presenter(s):
  • Tricia Parker, RN, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, DD Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Oversight RNs from provider agencies and other stakeholders
Sep 15

COVID-19 Monitoring Guidance Question/Answer Session

Join Deputy Division Director, Wendy Witcig, for a Monitoring Guidance question and answer session.

Updated Monitoring Guidance is available for review at: https://dmh.mo.gov/media/pdf/monitoring-guidance

Presenter(s):
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Division Director
Target Audience: Providers, state staff, and all other interested individuals
Sep 10

COVID-19 Impact on I/DD Population

Dr. Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP, will be speaking about COVID-19 and the vulnerability within the I/DD population as well as how to stay safe. There will be a 15 minute question/answer session following the presentation.

Dr. Sohl is a Professor of Clinical Child Health at the University of Missouri, Executive Director of ECHO Autism and scientific Advisor for the National Institutes of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, and Medical Director for MU Missouri Telehealth Network and the MU Office of Continuing Medical Education. She is a pediatrician with extensive experience in medical diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of children with a concern of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is also the President of the Missouri Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Sohl, Professor of Clinical Child Health at the University of Missouri
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Stakeholders, and all other interested individuals
Sep 09

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Support Coordinators

This one-hour webinar will provide Support Coordinators with a COVID-19 Toolkit designed for individuals, families, and caregivers. The toolkit can be used to support individualized decision making during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Presenter(s):
  • Carrie Williams, TCM TAC State Lead
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, State Clinical Coordinator
  • Julie Reynolds, UMKC Institute for Human Development, No Wrong Door
Target Audience: Contracted and State Support Coordinators, TCM TACs, and any other individuals
Sep 08

Champions of Employment: Addressing Questions about Benefits

The Division of Developmental Disabilities hosts monthly webinars for Support Coordinators to discuss employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. Theses monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 - 2:30.

This month’s topic will provide messaging to individuals that they do not have to choose between working and benefits.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Nicole Brady, KCRO Support Coordinator
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Sep 03

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Aug 20

COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall

The Division of Developmental Disabilities, in partnership with StationMD, is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall. This Town Hall will be offered on two dates with the same content being provided at each session. In addition to key facts about the vaccines and the latest information on COVID-19 and it’s variants, participants will have the opportunity to ask the doctors’ questions via the WebEx chat function.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
  • Dr. Deven Unadkat, Chief Medical Officer, StationMD
Target Audience: Service and case management providers, state staff, all interested individuals
Aug 20

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Aug 19

Behavior Support Review Committee Informational Town Hall

The Tier 3 team will provide a brief refresher of the Behavior Support Review Committee’s purpose and how it operates. Specifically the team will cover recent developments to make the committee statewide and incorporate new requirements outlined in 9 CSR 45 3.090 and Guideline #84. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Presenter(s):
  • Lucas Evans, Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon Eastern Area Behavior Analyst
  • Rita Cooper Western Area Behavior Analyst
  • Rod Keown, Eastern Area Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Robert Smith, Central Area Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Kay Hamblin Western Area Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Residential Providers, Community Behavior Analysts, Service Coordinators, Guardians, and other interested individuals
Aug 17

COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall

The Division of Developmental Disabilities, in partnership with StationMD, is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall. This Town Hall will be offered on two dates with the same content being provided at each session. In addition to key facts about the vaccines and the latest information on COVID-19 and it’s variants, participants will have the opportunity to ask the doctors’ questions via the WebEx chat function.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
  • Dr. Deven Unadkat, Chief Medical Officer, StationMD
Target Audience: Service and case management providers, state staff, all interested individuals
Aug 12

Statewide Provider Informational Meeting

The Division invites you to our first bi-annual statewide meeting! Come receive statewide data and other essential information from Tiered Supports, Provider Relations, Quality Assurance and Inquiry Coordination. The meeting will include updates on Division Initiatives such as Assistive Technology and Employment as well as provider recognition. These bi-annual meetings replace provider regional meetings during the first and third quarter of the fiscal year. Regional Offices will continue to provide data specific to their areas during the other two quarters.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Provider Relations State Lead
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division Staff, any stakeholder interested
Aug 11

Champions of Employment: Creating Comfort in Exploring Employment

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of monthly webinars designed to engage Support Coordinators in thought-provoking exercises to help propel employment opportunities for individuals the Division serves. Theses monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30 - 2:30. 

This month’s topic will focus on how Support Coordinators can assist parents and other family members experiencing concerns about their loved one working. Support Coordinators will hear parents’ perspectives and the support they needed.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Stephanie Helmig, Parent
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and any other interested individuals
Aug 06

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jul 16

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Monthly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jul 14

Champions of Employment: Addressing Transportation Solutions (Part 2)

This month’s topic is the second in a two-part series focusing on transportation. Guest speaker, David Hoff, from UMASS Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion and Project Director for Employment First Missouri, will be taking Support Coordinators on a discussion of how to help support individuals in addressing any transportation barriers they might have.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
  • David Hoff, Program Director, UMASS Boston’s Institute for Community Inclusion and Program Director for Employment First Missouri
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Jul 13

Organizational Efficiency Provider Relations Changes

This webinar will explain the structural and functional changes and improvements being made to the existing Provider Relations Unit and how those changes promote a more efficient and consistent experience.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Provider Relations State Lead
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division Staff, any stakeholder interested
Jun 25

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides monthly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Monthly Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jun 15

Behavior Supports Update

This webinar will provide information regarding the changes to 9 CSR 45-3.090 Behavior Supports effective July 1, 2021. Presenters will discuss the changes to utilization of a seclusion time-out (or safe-room) procedure which requires prior approval from a Chief Behavior Analyst.

Presenter(s):
  • Teresa Rodgers, Chief Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Providers, TCM Entities, Division staff and any other interested individuals
Jun 09

Champions of Employment: Exploring Transportation Options

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of monthly webinars designed to engage Support Coordinators in thought-provoking exercises to help propel employment opportunities for individuals receiving services. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30.

This month’s topic will be the first in a two-part series focusing on transportation. Guest speakers from MO Rides and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will be presenting on finding available transportation options, understanding public transportation including para transit, and tips for accessing needed accommodations.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialists with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Steven Taylor, Employment First Specialists with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Jun 08

Community Living Coordinator Structure Changes

The Community Living Coordination team has been working on structure changes to increase efficiency, including a transition to the Tier 2 Risk Prevention team. Please join us to discuss how this impacts your area, who points of contact are, and our shared caseload plan.

Presenter(s):
  • Rhiannon Evans, MS, BCBA Risk Prevention (CLC) State Lead
  • Carl Hoeninger Eastern Area Risk Prevention (CLC) Lead
  • Nicole Jones Western Area Risk Prevention (CLC) Lead
  • Rachael Osterling Central Area Risk Prevention (CLC) Lead
Target Audience: TCMs, Support Coordinators, and Division Team Members
May 28

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
May 18

Benefits Planning Stipends – Building Provider Capacity

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is building capacity of qualified service providers of Benefits Planning in an effort to meet the needs of waiver recipients exploring employment and career pathways. This session will provide an overview of the credentialing process and protocol for accessing a stipend to support capacity building efforts.

Presenter(s):
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator of Employment and Community Engagement
Target Audience: Program managers and supervisors of provider agencies who would like to offer the Benefits Planning service definition

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 14

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 12

Champions of Employment: Tips for Navigating Employment Supports

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of monthly webinars designed to engage Support Coordinators in thought-provoking exercises to help propel employment opportunities for individuals receiving services. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30.

This month’s topic will center on waiver funded employment supports. The Division’s Employment First Specialists will provide participants with an overview of the waiver funded employment services, focusing on tips for identifying potential candidates who would benefit from these services and strategies for getting requests for these services approved.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Steven Taylor, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
May 05

Transfers To and From the Information Specialist System

This webinar will provide a detailed description of possible scenarios of when an individual can transfer in and out of the Information Specialist system.

Presenter(s):
  • Matt Waggoner, Information Specialist Statewide Lead
Target Audience: DMH and TCM Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Apr 30

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Apr 16

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Apr 14

Champions of Employment: Finding Solutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of monthly webinars designed to engage Support Coordinators in thought-provoking exercises to help propel employment opportunities for individuals receiving services. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30.

This month’s topic will focus on exploring technology. David Baker, from Missouri Assistive Technology, will provide participants with an overview of assistive technology, tips for exploring technological solutions, highlight a few apps, and share insights into accessing MO-AT’s loan program.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Steven Taylor, Employment First Specialists with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Apr 06

BinaxNOW Webinar

The MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is presenting a webinar for DMH contracted service providers interested in the BinaxNOW testing option available through DHSS. The webinar will highlight the requirements for agencies to access this testing option. Additional information regarding BinaxNOW testing requirements as well as Home and Community Based Service providers testing is available on the DHSS website.

Apr 02

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides bi-weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include Bi-Weekly Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Mar 30

Enhanced Staffing Review Pilot – Findings, Implications, and New Directions

This event will provide participants and interested parties an overview of the findings from the Enhanced Staffing Review Pilot. Additionally, implications for next steps will be discussed.

Presenter(s):
  • Lucas Evans, Central Area Behavior Analyst
  • Dr. Terri Rodgers, Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Rita Cooper, Western Area Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Provider, TCM, and Regional Office staff that participated in the pilot (Central Missouri, Joplin, and Springfield Regions), and other interested individuals
Mar 22

Leading by Your Values

Tiered Support Agencies define expectations and use values-based leadership skills through a combination of modeling, supporting, and recognizing the efforts of those around you. This webinar will discuss how your personal values connect to the values of your organization, and just how far reaching your organizational values can go.

Presenter(s):
  • Cana Poteet, Agency Tiered Support Lead
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Statewide Positive Supports Coordinator
Target Audience: Provider Agencies—behavioral, residential, support coordination, etc. and other interested individuals
Mar 19

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Mar 10

Champions of Employment: Strategies to Achieve Success & Overcome Barriers

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of monthly webinars designed to engage Support Coordinators in thought-provoking exercises to help propel employment opportunities for individuals receiving services. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30.

This month’s webinar includes two Support Coordinators from northern Missouri sharing their experiences of coordinating employment supports for individuals on their case load. Hear about the barriers they experienced, how they got past these barriers, tools and strategies they used, and the outcome of their efforts.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Steven Taylor, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Mar 05

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Mar 03

Behavior Support Review Committee Training Series

Topics—Brings together all elements in a practical application, example of using the checklist and the elements of the checklist.

This three part training series will prepare behavioral professionals to sit as active members on the Division’s Behavior Support Review Committee. The goal of the series is to ensure that individuals have the least restrictive strategies and an improved quality of life. These sessions will be interactive requiring computers and active participation. Attendees meeting participation criteria – active responding, focused participation and attendance at all three events will be eligible for three BCBA ACE Type 2 continuing education units. 

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon, Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Lucas Evans, Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Rita Cooper, Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Current Behavior Professionals sitting on the Behavior Support Review Committee and other interested Behavior Professionals
Feb 24

Behavior Support Review Committee Training Series

Topics—Continuation of Behavior Support Plan checklist.

This three part training series will prepare behavioral professionals to sit as active members on the Division’s Behavior Support Review Committee. The goal of the series is to ensure that individuals have the least restrictive strategies and an improved quality of life. These sessions will be interactive requiring computers and active participation. Attendees meeting participation criteria – active responding, focused participation and attendance at all three events will be eligible for three BCBA ACE Type 2 continuing education units. 

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon, Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Lucas Evans, Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Rita Cooper, Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Current Behavior Professionals sitting on the Behavior Support Review Committee and other interested Behavior Professionals
Feb 22

Coaching for Growth

This webinar will provide an overview on the benefits of establishing a formal coaching system, information about how to develop a formal coaching system, and a brief overview of a tool to develop a coaching system framework. 

Presenter(s):
  • Nicole Jones, Agency Tiered Support Consultant
  • Chad Reyes, Agency Tiered Support Consultant
Target Audience: Providers, TCMs, state staff and others interested in learning about this topic.
Feb 19

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Feb 17

Behavior Support Review Committee Training Series

Topics—Overview, evolution, and current process of the Behavior Support Review Committee; Behavior Support Plan checklist and Individual Support Plan checklist.

This three part training series will prepare behavioral professionals to sit as active members on the Division’s Behavior Support Review Committee. The goal of the series is to ensure that individuals have the least restrictive strategies and an improved quality of life. These sessions will be interactive requiring computers and active participation. Attendees meeting participation criteria – active responding, focused participation and attendance at all three events will be eligible for three BCBA ACE Type 2 continuing education units. 

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon, Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Lucas Evans, Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Rita Cooper, Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Current Behavior Professionals sitting on the Behavior Support Review Committee and other interested Behavior Professionals
Feb 10

Champions of Employment: Finding Solutions during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of monthly webinars designed to engage Support Coordinators in thought-provoking exercises to help propel employment opportunities for individuals receiving services. These monthly webinars are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1:30-2:30.

This month’s webinar focuses on strategies and resources that have been successful in getting individuals to explore employment during the pandemic. TCM providers will share how they have had success in getting people interested in pursuing employment options during this past year.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Steven Taylor, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Feb 05

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jan 22

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jan 13

Champions of Employment—The Struggle for Employment During COVID-19: Personal Experiences of Individuals & Service Providers

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of monthly webinars designed to engage Support Coordinators in thought-provoking exercises to help propel employment opportunities for individuals receiving services. These monthly webinars will be held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:00-10:00.

This month’s topic will focus on experiences during this pandemic. Hear examples of how the pandemic has affected individuals with disabilities wanting to work during this time, the agencies providing employment supports, and the job market.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialists with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Steven Taylor, Employment First Specialists with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Jan 08

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

2020

Dec 18

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Dec 11

Interpreting IQ and Adaptive Tests

This introductory level training webinar will cover the basics of interpreting data from psychological tests, specifically intelligence and adaptive behavior tests. 

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Mardis Dunham, Murry State University
Target Audience: DD Regional Office intake staff and other interested individuals
Dec 04

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Nov 20

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Nov 06

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Oct 29

Employment in Action – A Missouri Conversation

In celebration of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, employment success stories will be spotlighted in this panel discussion to include individuals sharing their journey, support systems who built the opportunity, and model employers who valued inclusive workplaces. The webinar will provide an opportunity to learn best case strategies and supporting individuals with achieving their employment outcomes.

Presenter(s):
  • Duane Shumate – State Coordinator of Employment and Community Engagement
Oct 27

Stories from the Field

The Division is hosting monthly Stories from the Field webinars on the 4th Tuesday of each month for service providers and targeted case management entities to stay in touch with what is happening on the frontline and discuss ways that the Division can help. 

This month's topic is CARES Act Funding Questions and Answers.

Oct 23

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Oct 20

Tier 2 Risk Prevention--Transitions

Join us to learn more about how moving can increase the risk of poor behavioral outcomes, and ways to help mitigate this risk.

Presenter(s):
  • Rhiannon Evans, MS, BCBA, LBA & Lucas Evans, MA, BCBA, LBA
Target Audience: Residential providers, Regional office staff, and others interested in learning more about the subject
Oct 13

Tier 2 Risk Prevention--Psychotropic Medication

Join us to learn more about how multiple psychotropic medications can increase risk of poor behavioral outcomes, and ways to mitigate this risk, as well as what the residential provider role should be.

Presenter(s):
  • Rhiannon Evans, MS, BCBA, LBA & Lucas Evans, MA, BCBA, LBA
Target Audience: Residential providers, Regional office staff, and others interested in learning more about the subject
Oct 09

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Oct 06

Tier 2 Risk Prevention--Enhanced Staffing

Join us to learn more about how enhanced staffing can increase risk of poor behavioral outcomes, and ways to mitigate this risk by taking a positive and proactive approach when building your increased staffing plan.

Presenter(s):
  • Rhiannon Evans, MS, BCBA, LBA & Lucas Evans, MA, BCBA, LBA
Target Audience: Residential providers, Regional office staff, and others interested in learning more about the subject
Oct 01

Planning for the Discontinuation of Waiver Services

This webinar will assist support coordinators to plan for the discontinuation of Person Centered Strategies Consultation and Counseling services which will be removed as waiver services, effective March 1, 2021. Substantial time for questions and discussions will be provided.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Terri Rodgers, DD Chief Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: TCM Entities, TCM TACs, Support Coordinator Supervisors, Support Coordinators
Sep 25

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Sep 22

Stories from the Field

The Division is hosting monthly Stories from the Field webinars on the 4th Tuesday of each month for service providers and targeted case management entities to stay in touch with what is happening on the frontline and discuss ways that the Division can help.

This month's topic is supporting individuals and families with resuming community activities.
 

Target Audience: Service Providers and Targeted Case Management Entities

Now available:
recorded webinar

Sep 11

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Sep 03

New CSR, 9 CSR 45-3.090 Behavior Supports: What’s that mean to me?

This webinar will cover the essence of the new CSR and how this impacts service providers and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. The CSR replaces the Directive 4.300.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Terri Rodgers, DD Chief Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Behavioral Service Providers and other waiver service providers, TCMs, Support Coordinators, Regional Office staff
Sep 02

Benefits Planning Live Case Study

Many Missourians with disabilities need support navigating the systems of public benefits they receive. The ability to provide accurate information about benefits and work can make a difference for individuals. As part of its Employment First initiative, the State of Missouri has developed a three part live case study focusing on positive discussions and strategies in supporting recipients of public benefits with making an informed decision about employment.

The introductory case study will focus on how work would affect benefits, how to keep health benefits at various earnings levels, how a Plan to Achieve Self Support (PASS) might be used, and how an individual can have more money working full time without SSDI than working part time while keeping SSDI.

Presenter(s):
  • Michael Dalto - VOICE National Subject Matter Expert
Target Audience: This webinar is designed for benefit planning professionals and others who have attended previous training on benefits planning.
Aug 28

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Leslie Bradley, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Aug 27

LimeSurvey

LimeSurvey is an online survey tool available to State team members. This webinar provides in introduction/overview of this tool.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Hope Moorhead, DD Research/Data Analyst
Target Audience: State Staff

Now available:
recorded webinar

Aug 25

Stories from the Field

The Division is hosting Stories from the Field webinars for service providers and targeted case management entities to stay in touch with what is happening on the frontline and discuss ways that the Division can help.

This webinar session will host a panel of day program providers to discuss the steps they took in evaluating and preparing to reopen, what challenges they have faced, how they overcame them, their practices for responding to a COVID outbreak, and what they still need from the Division.

In addition, time will be allowed for feedback on a DRAFT Return to Community Life Assessment tool. This tool can be downloaded (Event Material) for preview when you register for this webinar.
 

Target Audience: Service Providers and Targeted Case Management Entities

Now available:
recorded webinar

Aug 25

New CSR, 9 CSR 45-3.090 Behavior Supports: What’s that mean to me?

This webinar will cover the essence of the new CSR and how this impacts service providers and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. The CSR replaces the Directive 4.300.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Terri Rodgers, DD Chief Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Behavioral Service Providers and other waiver service providers, TCMs, Support Coordinators, Regional Office Staff
Aug 14

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer

The Division of Developmental Disabilities provides weekly webinars with timely updates and answers to questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Gary Schanzmeyer, Deputy Director-Administration
  • Angie Brenner, Director-Federal Programs
  • Kim Stock, Director-Quality Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Aug 12

In-Person Monitoring Guidance

Guidance on return to in-person monitoring.   

Presenter(s):
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Director
Aug 11

Stories from the Field

The Division is hosting monthly Stories from the Field webinars for service providers and targeted case management entities to stay in touch with what is happening on the frontline and discuss ways that the Division can help. 

This webinar session will cover CARES Act funding and other COVID funding resources. Panelists will share their experience in applying and receiving funding as well as answer questions.

Jul 31

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 20

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jul 28

Stories from the Field

The Division is hosting weekly Stories from the Field webinars for service providers and targeted case management entities to stay in touch with what is happening on the frontline and discuss ways that the Division can help. 

This session's topic: COVID Grants

Presenter(s):
  • Wendy Witcig, Deputy Division Director—Community Operations
  • Gary Schanzmeyer, Deputy Division Director—Administration
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
Target Audience: Service Providers and Targeted Case Management Entities

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jul 24

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 19

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jul 22

Comprehensive & Community Support Waiver Renewal Public Comment Forum for Targeted Case Management Entities

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) is offering a 30-day Informal Comment Period for the draft waiver renewals of the Comprehensive and the Community Support waiver applications. The renewals will be effective July 1, 2021

Presenter(s):
  • Jeanine Zlockie, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Barbara Brent, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Angie Brenner, Federal Programs Unit.
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit.
Target Audience: Targeted Case Management Entities
Jul 21

Comprehensive & Community Support Waiver Renewal Public Comment Forum for Individuals & Families

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) is offering a 30-day Informal Comment Period for the draft waiver renewals of the Comprehensive and the Community Support waiver applications. The renewals will be effective July 1, 2021.

Presenter(s):
  • Jeanine Zlockie, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Barbara Brent, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Angie Brenner, Federal Programs Unit
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Individuals and Families
Jul 21

Comprehensive & Community Support Waiver Renewal Public Comment Forum for Service Providers

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) is offering a 30-day Informal Comment Period for the draft waiver renewals of the Comprehensive and the Community Support waiver applications. The renewals will be effective July 1, 2021.

Presenter(s):
  • Jeanine Zlockie, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Barbara Brent, NASDDDS Technical Assistance Team
  • Angie Brenner, Federal Program Unit
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Service Providers
Jul 17

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 18

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angela Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jul 10

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 17

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jul 02

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 16

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jun 26

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 15

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jun 19

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 14

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jun 12

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 13

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Jun 05

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 12

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 29

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 11

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 22

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer SESSION 10

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 18

Employment Services Listening Session

During the COVID -19 pandemic, employment and day service providers have implemented many promising practices using virtual and remote strategies.  As we plan for services beyond the pandemic, the Division of Developmental Disabilities is exploring the continuation of a telehealth option for the delivery of employment and day services in meeting individual need.  These listening sessions/webinars will seek comment and input on the following:  Opportunities/advantages; Obstacles/barriers; Business efficiencies; and monitoring/assurances.

To participate virtually use this link:
https://communityinclusion.zoom.us/j/95004520168
Meeting ID: 950 0452 0168

To participate by phone only:
(312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 950 0452 0168

 

Presenter(s):
  • Wendy Witcig-Division Deputy Director
  • Duane Shumate-Director, Employment and Community Engagement
Target Audience: Regional staff, Service providers and TCM agencies

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
May 15

Division of Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer Session 9

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 14

Day Services Listening Session

During the COVID -19 pandemic, employment and day service providers have implemented many promising practices using virtual and remote strategies.  As we plan for services beyond the pandemic, the Division of Developmental Disabilities is exploring the continuation of a telehealth option for the delivery of employment and day services in meeting individual need.  These listening sessions/webinars will seek comment and input on the following:  Opportunities/advantages; Obstacles/barriers; Business efficiencies; and monitoring/assurances.

Presenter(s):
  • Wendy Witcig-Division Deputy Director
  • Duane Shumate-Director, Employment and Community Engagement
Target Audience: Regional staff, Service providers and TCM agencies

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
May 08

COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer-Session 8

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division’s upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar. Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001K0PlWTh1LoSQB… 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

May 01

COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer-Session 7

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division’s upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar. Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001K0PlWTh1LoSQB… 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Apr 24

COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer-Session 6

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division’s upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar. Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001K0PlWTh1LoSQB… 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Apr 23

Unemployment Insurance, Economic Impact Payments, SSI, Social Security Disability and the COVID-19 Emergency

The newly-passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act made substantial changes to Unemployment Insurance, greatly expanding eligibility, payment amounts and duration. The Act also provides economic impact payments for most adult Americans. This webinar provides an overview of Unemployment Insurance, the changes made by the CARES Act, the basics of the economic impact payments, and how these benefits interact with Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability and other public benefits.

Michael Dalto – VOICE National Subject Matter Expert, has delivered training on disability benefits from Social Security and related work incentives for 30 years. He created a state benefits planning certification in Maryland and trained and supported 60 benefits planners using over 50 original training sessions. He has consulted with universities, state vocational rehabilitation, workforce, behavioral health and developmental disability agencies throughout the country. He currently consults with Griffin-Hammis Associates.

Presenter(s):
  • Michael Dalto – VOICE National Subject Matter Expert.
Target Audience: This webinar is designed for a general audience of disability professionals including employment service providers, VR counselors, benefit professionals and others
Apr 17

COVID-19 Updates and Questions/Answers-Session 5

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division’s upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar. Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001K0PlWTh1LoSQB… 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Apr 15

StationMD Service Information & Education Webinar

The Missouri Department of Mental Health – Division of Disabilities is pleased to announce a new service offering, StationMD. This is a telehealth medical service that offers immediate virtual access to high-quality emergency medicine physicians, specifically trained in the care of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The service is available 24-hours a day to act as a resource for all staff, including nurses, to call if they have a concern about an individual.

Please join us during this webinar to learn more about StationMD, your role, and how to support individuals and families in accessing this resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the informational session, there will be an opportunity for questions/answers

Presenter(s):
  • Wendy Witcig - Deputy Director for Community Operations
  • Gary Schanzmeyer - Deputy Director for Administration
  • Toi Wilde – DD Project Director
  • Meghan Calichman - Chief Operating Officer for StationMD
Apr 10

COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer-Session 4

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division’s upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar. Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001K0PlWTh1LoSQB… 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Apr 03

COVID-19 Updates and Questions/Answers-Session 3

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division’s upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar. Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001K0PlWTh1LoSQB… 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

Now available:
recorded webinar

Mar 27

COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer-Session 2

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19. Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division’s upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar. Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001K0PlWTh1LoSQB… 

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huh, DD Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Mar 20

COVID-19 Updates and Question/Answer-Session 1

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will provide weekly webinars to provide timely updates and answer questions regarding health and safety information as it pertains to community service providers and COVID-19.  Each weekly webinar will have separate registration links, which can be found on the Division's upcoming webinar page https://dmh.mo.gov/dev-disabilities/webinar.  Weekly email blast reminders with the registration link for the current week included will also be sent. If you are not signed up to receive these blasts, you can do so at:  E-mail Blasts.

Questions may be submitted prior to the webinar via email to: ddmail@dmh.mo.gov. Please include COVID-19 Webinar Question in the subject line.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Val Huhn, DD Division Director;
  • Wendy Witcig, DD Deputy Director
  • Angie Brenner, DD Federal Programs Director
  • Kim Stock, DD Quality Enhancement Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals.

Now available:
recorded webinar

Mar 09

Introduction to Provider Support Committee, Behavior Support Review Committee and Behavior Analysis Mentorship Program

Participants will have the opportunity to learn of a variety of new resources offered by the Behavior Analysis Team, as well as changes to the current Behavior Support Review Committee delivery structure. 

Presenter(s):
  • Rita Cooper M. ED, BCBA, LBA, Rhiannon Evans, MS, BCBA, LBA, Lucas Evans, MA, BCBA, LBA, Teresa Rodgers, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, Melantha Witherspoon, MA, BCBA, LBA
Target Audience: Residential Service Providers and Behavior Analysts

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Feb 06

MO State Plan Services

The Division of Developmental Disabilities will present an over view of Missouri Medicaid State Plan services.  Medicaid, which is referred to as MO HealthNet in Missouri, is a federal and state program that covers qualified medical expenses for those who are determined to be eligible.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Summers-Federal Programs, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Target Audience: Support Coordinators, Information Specialists, Technical Assistance Coordinators, and other Division Staff