Previous Webinars

2024

Apr 17

Tools for Everyone - 4/17/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Apr 12

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates - 4/12/24

The Division provides monthly webinars with timely updates and information for all stakeholders and partners.
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, Division Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Service providers, TCM entities, Division team members, individuals, families, and all interested stakeholders/partners
Apr 11

Tools for Everyone - 4/11/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Apr 02

Tools for Everyone - 4/2/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Mar 26

MO DDD & You: Let’s Talk About the Missouri Quality Outcomes (MOQO)

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide an overview of the Missouri Quality Outcomes and opportunity for stakeholder discussion. Participants will learn how the MOQOs are used, MOQO reports, and the need for stakeholder review and input on the Supporting Families report.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Caitlin Bartley, NCI Project Coordinator
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders
Mar 21

Prohibited Practice Training - Module 4 - General Approach to Fading Prohibited Practice

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the importance of fading prohibited practices and steps to fading these practices.

Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090. 

Webinar Limit: 30 Participants

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Mar 20

Tools for Everyone - 3/20/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Mar 18

Prohibited Practices Training Module 3 —Increasing Communication

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the basics of communication as it relates to Prohibited Practices.

Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Mar 15

Health Risk Screening Process Office Hours

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of Health Risk Screening Process office hours specifically for targeted case management providers. Each session will be focused on a specific aspect of the Process.

Mar 14

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 Fiscal, Federal Programs, Tiered Supports, Provider Relations, Quality Assurance, Self-Directed Supports, and Targeted Case Management Technical Assistance Coordinators.


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):
  • Rachelle Moffat, Quality Programs Specialist State Lead
  • Jaclyn Heitman, Business Office Lead
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs
  • Miranda Robinett, Director of Licensure and Certification
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division Staff, Interested Stakeholders
Mar 14

Tools for Everyone - 3/14/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Mar 11

Prohibited Practices Modules 1 & 2 Training—What They Are and What to do About Them

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the basics of Prohibited Practices and what teams should consider when seeking help and support to address the use of Prohibited Practices.

Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Mar 08

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates - 3/8/24

The Division provides monthly webinars with timely updates and information for all stakeholders and partners.
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, Division Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Service providers, TCM entities, Division team members, individuals, families, and all interested stakeholders/partners
Mar 07

Comprehensive and Community Support Waiver Renewal Stakeholder Input Sessions

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Comprehensive and Community Support waivers expire June 30, 2026. 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
  • Emily Luebbering, DD Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Targeted Case Management and Service Providers, and any other interested stakeholders
Mar 06

Comprehensive and Community Support Waiver Renewal Stakeholder Input Sessions

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Comprehensive and Community Support waivers expire June 30, 2026. 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
  • Emily Luebbering, DD Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Targeted Case Management and Service Providers, and any other interested stakeholders
Mar 05

Tools for Everyone - 3/5/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Mar 04

Comprehensive and Community Support Waiver Renewal Stakeholder Input Sessions

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Comprehensive and Community Support waivers expire June 30, 2026. 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
  • Emily Luebbering, DD Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Targeted Case Management and Service Providers, and any other interested stakeholders
Feb 29

Tools for Everyone - 2/29/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 27

MO DDD & You: An Overview of StationMD Telemedicine

This 30-minute lunch and learn style webinar will highlight StationMD services for individuals receiving a Division of Developmental Disabilities Waiver service. Participants will learn how StationMD helps meet medical and behavioral health needs, helps people avoid going to an emergency room, and how people can easily access StationMD services.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Rebecca Pitchford, Member Relations Specialist, StationMD
Target Audience: individuals/self-advocates, family members/caregivers, planning team members, support staff, support coordinators, and other interested individuals
Feb 27

Prohibited Practices Modules 4 Training—Fading Prohibited Practices

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the importance of fading prohibited practices and steps to fading these practices.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Feb 26

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month will highlight the activities for 2024. Updates will be given on the prohibited practice processes and the behavior support review committee processes and training and development as well as other timely information.

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Support Coordinators, Providers, Guardians and other interested stakeholders
Feb 23

Safety Crisis Plans - The Basics for Everyone

Safety Crisis Plans (SCPs) are tools to help support people who have a history of challenging behavior or who meet risk thresholds. The Tier 3 Intensive Support Team will be hosting a hands-on workshop that provides an introduction to SCPs, along with information about the assessment process, mapping the crisis cycle and the SCP template. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a SCP from a case study or from a specific case for a person they support.

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Feb 21

Tools for Everyone - 2/21/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 20

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Guardianship Process Refresher

This webinar will provide an in-depth discussion of the process for requesting assistance from the Office of General Counsel in filing petitions for guardianship.
 

Presenter(s):
  • Matt Waggoner, DD Information Specialist Statewide Director
  • Stacy Bahn, DD Information Specialist/ Guardianship Coordinator
  • Darcy Armstrong, DD Information Specialist/ Guardianship Coordinator
  • Roxie Looney, DD Information Specialist/ Guardianship Coordinator
Target Audience: DD Staff, DD and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Support Coordinators
Feb 16

Health Risk Screening Process Office Hours

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of Health Risk Screening Process office hours specifically for targeted case management providers. Each session will be focused on a specific aspect of the Process. 

Feb 14

Prohibited Practices Training Module 3 —Increasing Communication

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the importance of fading prohibited practices and steps to fading these practices.

Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Feb 13

Tools for Everyone - 2/13/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 09

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates - 2/9/24

The Division provides monthly webinars with timely updates and information for all stakeholders and partners.
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, Division Deputy Director - Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director - Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Service providers, TCM entities, Division team members, individuals, families, and all interested stakeholders/partners
Feb 08

Tools for Everyone - 2/8/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 07

Comprehensive Support Planning Tool

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is hosting training on a Comprehensive Support Planning Tool to assist teams when problem solve challenging situations, especially following critical incidents. The use of the tool meets the requirement for comprehensive planning outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090.

The Tier 3 team will demonstrate how to use the tool to identify underlying issues that contribute to challenging situations and strategies to prevent/address these root issues. The goal of the tool is to examine the factors that may contribute to the problem, and connect the events in a meaningful way to address and prevent the situation from worsening or issues reoccurring.

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Feb 05

Prohibited Practices Modules 1 & 2 Training—What They Are and What to do About Them

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the basics of Prohibited Practices and what teams should consider when seeking help and support to address the use of Prohibited Practices.

Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Jan 31

Tools for Everyone - 1/31/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jan 30

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Information Specialists

This webinar will provide an overview of the Information Specialists and their role in the Division. There will also be discussion about the management of transfers in and out of the system.

Presenter(s):
  • Matt Waggoner, Information Specialist Statewide Director
Target Audience: DD Staff, Targeted Case Management entities, Individuals, Families, and Guardians

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Jan 29

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month will highlight the activities for 2024. Updates will be given on the prohibited practice processes and the behavior support review committee processes and training and development. as well as other timely information.

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Support Coordinators, Providers, Guardians and other interested stakeholders

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Jan 25

Tools for Everyone - 1/25/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jan 24

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Discussion

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) is offering webinars for Personal Assistant Providers and EVV vendors. These webinars will provide updates and an open forum to answer questions regarding EVV issues, concerns, requirements, sending data, troubleshooting, etc. Upcoming EVV discussions may include: Waiver modifiers, difference between EVV vendor and Electronic Aggregator Solution, memo field documentation, caregiver noncompliance, accrual of minutes, comingling services, self-directed services and telephony.

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director, Federal Programs
  • Shelly Summers, Federal Programs Unit
  • Holly Reiff, Director, Provider Relations
  • Tanner Stephenson, Director, Self-Directed Services
  • Terri Woodward, MO HealthNet Strategic Initiatives Manager
Target Audience: DD Personal Assistant Providers, EVV Vendors, Self-Directed Services participants, family and caregivers, DD Team Members
Jan 23

MO DDD & You: Getting Familiar with DD Health Home

This 30-minute lunch and learn style webinar will focus on providing information to participants about the Division of DD Health Home initiative. The DD Health Home is available to individuals who receive services through the Division of DD and have a qualifying chronic health care need. Participants will hear what the DD Health Home is and is not, review eligibility for participation, review the enrollment process, learn what Health Home services can do to assist with health management, and review related resources.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit
  • Cory McMahon, Constituent Specialist
  • Donna Siebeneck, DMH Medicaid Consultant
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders
Jan 19

Health Risk Screening Process Office Hours

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a series of Health Risk Screening Process office hours specifically for targeted case management providers. Each session will be focused on a specific aspect of the Process. 

Jan 18

Prohibited Practice Training - Module 4 - General Approach to Fading Prohibited Practice

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the importance of fading prohibited practices and steps to fading these practices.

 

Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090.

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon, Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Targeted Case Managers, Providers, Regional Office Staff, Other Interested Individuals
Jan 16

Tools for Everyone - 1/16/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jan 12

Division of Developmental Disabilities Updates

The Division provides monthly webinars with timely updates and information for all stakeholders and partners.



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

Presenter(s):
  • Jess Bax, Division Director
  • Wendy Witcig, Division Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Division Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Service providers, TCM entities, Division team members, individuals, families, and all interested stakeholders/partners
Jan 10

Tools for Everyone - 1/10/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jan 04

Tools for Everyone - 1/4/24

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice

2023

Dec 28

Prohibited Practices Training: Module 3—Increasing Communication

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the basics of communication as it relates to Prohibited Practices.



Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090.




 

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Dec 20

Tools of Choice - December 20

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Dec 19

MO DDD & You: Practicing Self-Care During the Holidays

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on identifying and managing caregiver stress. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to stress and learn about resources and opportunities available to help manage stress.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Amye Trefethen, Director of Programs, NAMI-MO
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders
Dec 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, Division Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Division Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
  • Holly Reiff, Director- Provider Relations
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Dec 14

Tools of Choice - December 14

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Dec 14

Health Risk Support Plans (HRSP): A Part of the MO Health Risk Screening (HRS) Process

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a one-hour webinar to review the Health Risk Support Plans (HRSP) component of the MO Health Risk Screening (HRS) Process. The goal of the webinar is to assist the HRS Process Raters with preparing for and facilitating completion part of the process. Other items to be discussed include the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST), how the HRST correlates to the HRSP templates, and HRSP preparation, completion, and utilization.

Presenter(s):
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, Statewide Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Primarily HRS Process Residential RN Raters, HRS Process Support Coordinator Raters and other Provider and TCM agency interested personnel, Division staff, Individuals, Families, and any other interested stake holders are welcome
Dec 05

Prohibited Practices Training

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is providing training on the basics of Prohibited Practices and what teams should consider when seeking help and support to address the use of Prohibited Practices.

Prohibited practices and related information is outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: TCMs, Providers, Regional office staff and other interested parties
Dec 04

Tools of Choice - December 4

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Nov 30

2023 HCBS Self-Directed Services Rate Study Stakeholder Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities engaged Mercer to conduct a rate study for Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) 1915(c) waiver Self-Directed Services. The Division and Mercer will explain the rate study process, describe key rate study considerations, share the modeled rate ranges, and collect stakeholder feedback.

Presenter(s):
  • Melody Rosen, Mercer Senior Associate
  • Katie Olecik, Mercer Partner
  • Jessica Bax, Division Director
  • Angela Brenner, Assistant Division Director-Administration
  • Wendy Witcig, Assistant Division Director-Community Operations
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
  • Tanner Stephenson, Director of Self-Directed Services
  • Amy Volkart, Program Manager, Medicaid & Reimbursement Unit
Target Audience: Individuals Utilizing Division of Developmental Disabilities Self-Directed Services and their Designated Representatives, Other Interested Individuals

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Nov 28

MO DDD & You: Family Coaching Workshops

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide an overview of the free virtual Family Coaching Workshops. These sessions are designed to help parents and family caregivers recognize difficult behaviors and learn how to build more positive relationships with their child and family members.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders
Nov 28

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Discussion

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is offering webinars for Personal Assistant Providers and EVV vendors. These webinars will provide updates and an open forum to answers questions regarding EVV issues, concerns, requirements, sending data, troubleshooting, etc.  The upcoming EVV discussion may include: Accrual of minutes, comingling services, memo field and 85% goal for auto-verified visits. Additional webinar dates for 2024 are forthcoming

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Shelly Summers, Federal Programs Unit
  • Holly Reiff, Director- Provider Relations
  • Darla Weekley, MMAC Provider Review Manager
  • Terri Woodward, MHD Strategic Initiatives Manager
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Personal Assistant Providers and EVV Vendors
Nov 27

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month will highlight the activities for next year. Updates will be given on the prohibited practice processes and the behavior support review committee processes and training and development. as well as other timely information.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Lucas Evans – Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, and other interested stakeholders
Nov 21

Tools of Choice - November 21

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Nov 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, Division Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Division Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
  • Holly Reiff, Director- Provider Relations
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Nov 15

Tools of Choice - November 15

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Nov 07

Comprehensive Support Planning Tool

The Division of Developmental Disabilities, Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team is hosting training on a Comprehensive Support Planning Tool which can help team problem solve challenging situations, especially following critical incidents. Additionally the use of the tool meets the requirement for comprehensive planning outlined in 9 CSR 45-3.090. The Tear 3 team will describe how teams can use the tool to identify underlying issues that contribute to challenging situations and strategies to prevent/address these root issues. The goal of the tool is to examine the factors that may contribute to the problem, connect the events in a meaningful way so that the issues can be properly addressed and prevented from reoccurring or the situation from worsening.

Presenter(s):
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
Target Audience: Providers, Case Managers and Guardians
Nov 02

Tools for Choice - November 2

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Oct 30

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month will focus on State Operated Programs. Additionally, there will be a focused update on future trainings. Updates will be given on the prohibited practice processes and the behavior support review committee processes as well as other timely information

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Lucas Evans – Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Theresa Roberts - Coordinator for State Operated Behavior & Crisis Services
Target Audience: Targeted Case Management Providers, Residential Service Providers, and other Interested Individuals
Oct 27

Tier 2 Updates

This monthly Tier 2 updates provides current information regarding team updates, workgroups, workshops, risk prevention strategies and problem solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division Team Members, Targeted Case Management Providers, Service Providers
Oct 24

MO DDD & You: Overview on the Master Plan on Aging in MO

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide participants with an overview on the work currently being done for Missouri’s Master Plan on Aging. Mindy Ulstad, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), will share information about the overall plan, the work taking place, and the need for input and feedback to help make Missouri’s plan comprehensive and inclusive.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Mindy Ulstad, Bureau of Senior Programs
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, support coordinators and other interested stakeholders
Oct 24

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Discussion

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is offering webinars for Personal Assistant Providers and EVV vendors. These webinars will provide updates and an open forum to answers questions regarding EVV issues, concerns, requirements, sending data, troubleshooting, etc.

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Shelly Summers, Federal Programs Unit
  • Holly Reiff, Director- Provider Relations
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Personal Assistant Providers and EVV Vendors
Oct 24

Safety Crisis Plans – The Basics for Everyone

Safety Crisis Plans (SCPs) are tools to help support people who have a history of challenging behavior or who meet risk thresholds. The Tier 3 Intensive Support Team will be hosting a hands-on workshop on October 24th from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Participants will hear a brief introduction to SCPs, along with information about the assessment process, mapping the crisis cycle and the SCP template. Participants will then have the opportunity to work with the Tier 3 Intensive Support Team to develop a SCP from a case study or from a specific case for a person they support.

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, Targeted Case Managers and other interested stakeholders
Oct 23

Tools for Everyone - October 23

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Oct 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, Division Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Division Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
  • Holly Reiff, Director- Provider Relations
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Oct 18

Tools for Everyone - October 18

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Oct 12

2023 Annual Residential Oversight RN Webinar

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Clinical Operations Team is hosting the 2023 annual webinar for the nurses working in the community with provider agencies. This webinar will offer educational opportunities, a support system, and resources. Presentation Topics: HRST, Station MD, Incident Management System, Infection control, Post Public Health Emergency (PHE), and Nursing Resources.

There will be a break from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

Presenter(s):
  • Tricia Parker, BSN, RN, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, DD Clinical Coordinator
  • Dina Pizzurro-Smith, BSN, RN, CDDN, Director of Client Services, IntellectAbility
  • Daleigh Talent, MSN, RN, CDDN, HRST Clinical Service Representative, IntellectAbility
  • Mary Bennett, RN Specialist; Infection Prevention, MODHSS
  • Carol Price-Guthrie, PHD, Sr. Dir, Waiver & Program Development, Station MD
  • Laura Hammon, DMH DD, Event Reporting and Inquiry State Lead
Target Audience: Residential Oversight RNs from provider agencies and other stakeholders

To access the recorded training and receive a certificate of completion, log into the MODD Content Self-Registration portal. Search for the course titled 2023 Annual Residential Oversight RN Training. Additional portal information, including instructions for setting up an account and the portal link, is located on the Division’s education webpage under Relias Self-Registration Portals.

Oct 10

UDAT Lunch and Learn

This lunch and learn session will provide an overview of technology support services offered by Gray Matters Alliance. Participants will learn how these services help individuals live independently and safely while improving their quality of life through technology, remote support tools, and educational resources.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, PR UDAT Lead and Gray Matters Alliance representative
  • Vicki Spraul, Gray Matters Alliance President
  • Aaron Milligan, Gray Matters Alliance Chief Technology Office
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Oct 05

Tools for Everyone - October 5

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Sep 26

MO DDD & You: Partners in Policymaking

This 30-minute lunch and learn style webinar will focus on the Partners in Policymaking leadership opportunity through the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council (MODDC). Participants will hear details about the program, including who can participate, when it is held, and how to apply. Participants will also learn about some of the benefits former Partners graduates have experienced from their involvement in the leadership opportunity.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Stacy Morse, Program Coordinator
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders
Sep 25

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 Fiscal, Federal Programs, Tiered Supports, Provider Relations, Quality Assurance, Self-Directed Supports, and Targeted Case Management Technical Assistance Coordinators.

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):
  • JW Gibbs, Apprenticeship Development & Alignment Coordinator
  • Lelia Hughes, Fiscal & Administrative Manager
  • Carrie Williams, TCM-TAC Director
  • Tanner Stephenson, Self-Directed Supports Director
  • Cana Poteet Western Positive Support Consultant Lead
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Rachelle Moffat, Quality Programs Specialist State Lead
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division Staff, any stakeholder interested
Sep 20

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Sep 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, Division Deputy Director - Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Division Deputy Director - Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director - Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Sep 14

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Sep 06

Virtual Coaching Workshop: Inter-observer agreement

Join the Positive Support Consultants in practicing interaction data collection, providing performance feedback, utilizing competency checklists, performing inter-observant agreements, and specific Tools of Choice skills.

This is ideal for agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems.

Participants should review this webinar prior to the workshop: https://youtu.be/VmqLSewrh1M

and https://youtu.be/1D4v4d11k6Q

Presenter(s):
  • Katherine Earll, Positive Supports Consultant Coaching Lead
Target Audience: agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems
Sep 06

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Sep 01

Partnership for Hope Waiver 101

This webinar provided an overview of the Partnership for Hope Waiver including the purpose of the waiver, the services it provides, and the population it covers. 

Presenter(s):
  • Ron Berg, DD Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Support Coordinators, Information Specialists, Technical Assistance Coordinators, Utilization Review Coordinators, and other Division staff
Sep 01

Community Support Waiver 101

This webinar provided an overview of the Community Support Waiver including the purpose of the waiver, the services it provides, and the population it covers. 

Presenter(s):
  • Ron Berg, Federal Programs Unit
Sep 01

Comprehensive Waiver 101

This webinar and presentation provides individuals with an overview of the Comprehensive Waiver, including the purpose of the waiver, the services it provides, and the population it covers.

Presenter(s):
  • Ron Berg, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Support coordinators, Information Specialists, Technical Assistance Coordinators, Utilization Review Coordinators, and other Division staff
Sep 01

Missouri's Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) Waiver

This webinar provided an overview of the Missouri’s Children with Developmental Disabilities (MOCDD) Waiver including the purpose of the waiver, the services it provides, and the population it covers.

Presenter(s):
  • Ron Berg, Federal Programs Unit
Aug 31

Virtual Coaching Workshop: Tools of Choice Skills

Join the Positive Support Consultants in practicing interaction data collection, providing performance feedback, utilizing competency checklists, performing inter-observant agreements, and specific Tools of Choice skills.

This is ideal for agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems.

Participants should review this webinar prior to the workshop: https://youtu.be/VmqLSewrh1M

and https://youtu.be/1D4v4d11k6Q

Presenter(s):
  • Katherine Earll, Positive Supports Consultant Coaching Lead
Target Audience: agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems
Aug 30

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Aug 28

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month the spotlight will be on the interface with the local law enforcement Crisis Intervention Team Program. There will be updates on future trainings, prohibited practice processes and behavior support review committee processes. Additional updates of other relevant information may also be provided. Please join the Tier 3 Team to learn about these updates.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Lucas Evans – Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, and other interested stakeholders
Aug 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, Division Deputy Director-Community Operations
  • Angie Brenner, Division Deputy Director-Administration
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Clinical Coordinator
  • Holly Reiff, Director- Provider Relations
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Aug 24

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Aug 23

Virtual Coaching Workshop: Practicing Feedback

Join the Positive Support Consultants in practicing interaction data collection, providing performance feedback, utilizing competency checklists, performing inter-observant agreements, and specific Tools of Choice skills.

This is ideal for agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems.

Participants should review this webinar prior to the workshop: https://youtu.be/VmqLSewrh1M

and https://youtu.be/1D4v4d11k6Q

Presenter(s):
  • Katherine Earll, Positive Supports Consultant Coaching Lead
Target Audience: agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems
Aug 22

MO DDD & You: Supported Decision-Making: Supporting People to Make Choices

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide information about helping people better understand issues, identify their options, and consider possible choices when making decisions. Participants will learn about tools that can be used to support people in the decision making process and help them reach their goals.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Jane St. John, LifeCourse Nexus, UMKC-IHD
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders
Aug 21

Virtual Coaching Workshop: Positive Negative Interactions

Join the Positive Support Consultants in practicing interaction data collection, providing performance feedback, utilizing competency checklists, performing inter-observant agreements, and specific Tools of Choice skills.

This is ideal for agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems.

Participants should review this webinar prior to the workshop: https://youtu.be/VmqLSewrh1M

and https://youtu.be/1D4v4d11k6Q

Presenter(s):
  • Katherine Earll, Positive Supports Consultant Coaching Lead
Target Audience: agency coaches, supervisors, and leadership implementing best practice staff coaching systems
Aug 16

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Aug 10

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Aug 02

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jul 31

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month the spotlight will be on the wavier changes associate with behavior services There will be updates on future trainings, prohibited practice processes and behavior support review committee processes. Additional updates of other relevant information may also be provided. Please join the Tier 3 Team to learn about these updates.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Lucas Evans – Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, and other interested stakeholders
Jul 28

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Service Providers
Jul 26

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jul 25

MO DDD & You: Overview of Self-Directed Supports Options

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide an overview of the Division Self-Directed Supports (SDS) program. Participants will learn about the SDS option, including who can participate in SDS, responsibilities are for participation, what support is available, and more.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Tanner Stephenson, Director, Self-Directed Supports
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeholders
Jul 20

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jul 18

Waiver Renewal Service Definition Training

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is providing training on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. This training will cover changes to services in each of the four waivers. This session is being offered on two different dates/times for scheduling convenience.

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
  • Holly Reiff, Director of Provider Relations
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations Universal Design Assistive Technology Lead
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Lucas Evans, Chief Behavioral Analyst
  • Jessica Bateman, Director of Utilization Review
  • Kim Stock, Director of Quality Enhancement
Target Audience: Providers, Individuals and Families, State Staff, and all other interested individuals.
Jul 13

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Jul 13

The Digital Future Integrating the Person Centered Care Plan for Individuals with IDD Across the Healthcare Echosystem

Missouri is pioneering and paving the way for an integrated care ecosystem to drive improved health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Please join us to enhance your understanding of person-centered care plans and how harnessing the power of data exchange can result in improved data accessibility, care coordination, and clinical decision-making while reducing administrative burden and increasing potential cost savings.

During this webinar, participants will learn how person-centered care plans can be leveraged across primary and acute care settings to benefit individuals with IDD. The presenters will highlight the unique needs of the IDD population, emphasizing tailored care approaches and the value of integrating the person-centered care plan to improve whole-person care for the IDD community.

Participants will also be oriented to the intricacies of Missouri’s statewide implementation of enabling real-time data exchange of the person-centered care plan -  the first of its kind in the United States - utilizing national interoperable standards.

Presenter(s):
  • Toi Wilde, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, LSSGB, Director of Strategic IT Initiatives
  • Duane Shumate, M.Ed., State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
Jul 11

Waiver Renewal Service Definition Training

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is providing training on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers. This training will cover changes to services in each of the four waivers. This session is being offered on two different dates/times for scheduling convenience

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
  • Holly Reiff, Director of Provider Relations
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations Universal Design Assistive Technology Lead
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Lucas Evans, Chief Behavioral Analyst
  • Jessica Bateman, Director of Utilization Review
  • Kim Stock, Director of Quality Enhancement
Target Audience: Providers, Individuals and Families, State Staff, and all other interested individuals
Jul 11

UDAT Lunch and Learn

During this session, we will be reviewing technology support services offered by MapHabit and how they create personalized solutions to support activities of daily living that are interactive and engaging.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, PR UDAT Lead
  • Jill Reffett, MapHabit, VP of Business Development and Reimbursement
  • Jackie Powell, MapHabit Representative
  • Kelly Griffon, MapHabit Business Development Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Jul 06

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jun 27

MO DDD & You: Accessing Assistive Technology

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide participants an opportunity to learn about assistive technology, including where to find it and options to help cover the costs.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Holly Reiff, Director of Provider Relations
Target Audience: individuals/self-advocates, family members/caregivers, support coordinators, and other interested stakeholders
Jun 27

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jun 26

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month Theresa Roberts, Coordinator for State Operated Behavior & Crisis Services, will discuss the Behavior and Crisis Services within State Operated Programs. There will be updates on future trainings, prohibited practice processes and behavior support review committee processes. Additional updates and relevant information will also be provided.

Presenter(s):
  • Theresa Roberts - Coordinator for State Operated Behavior & Crisis Services
  • Dr. Lucas Evans – Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, and other interested stakeholders
Jun 21

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jun 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
  • Emily Luebbering, Director - Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator;
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations - Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jun 14

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Residential Service Provider Notification of Residential Oversight Registered Nurse

This one hour webinar will highlight the DD notification process enhancements for contracted Residential Service providers when there is a Residential Oversight RN vacancy or new hire. Enhancements are intended to streamline communication to the Division, improve the Residential Oversight RN Orientation process, and support waiver residential service participant health and welfare. Process enhancements will be effective June 15, 2023.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Tricia Parker, DD Community Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Adil Kahn, DD Research Analyst
Target Audience: Residential Contracted providers, provider staff, external stake holders
Jun 13

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jun 13

UDAT Lunch and Learn

During this session, we will be reviewing remote support services offered by SafeInHome and how to create a customizable plan based on individual need.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, PR UDAT Lead and SafeInHome representatives
  • Jessica Daiger, Director, SafeInHome
  • Leslie Rounkles, SafeInHome Western Region Coordinator
  • Alex Eggert, SafeInHome Eastern Region Coordinator
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Jun 05

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
May 23

MO DDD & You: Alternatives to Guardianship Project

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide an overview of the Alternatives to Guardianship Project. Participants will hear about the project, be introduced to alternative and supported decision-making options, and learn about planning resources.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Jennifer Hulme, Executive Director, Hulme Resources, Inc.
Target Audience: individuals/self-advocates, family members/caregivers, planning team members, support coordinators, interested individuals
May 22

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
May 19

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;
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations - Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
May 15

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
May 09

Universal Design and Assistive Technology (UDAT) Lunch and Learn

During this webinar, Christian Hill, Founder and CEO of Thrive Homes, will discuss Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) services and explain the steps to ensure services are delivered successfully. Frequently asked questions and useful tips for EAA projects will also be covered.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations UDAT Lead
  • Christian Hill, Founder and CEO of Thrive Homes
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
May 09

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
May 09

Postponed -- Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Residential Service Provider Notification of Residential Oversight Registered Nurse

This one hour webinar will highlight the DD notification process enhancements for contracted Residential Service providers when there is a Residential Oversight RN vacancy or new hire. Enhancements are intended to streamline communication to the Division, improve the Residential Oversight RN Orientation process, and support waiver residential service participant health and welfare. Process enhancements will be effective May 15, 2023.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Tricia Parker, DD Community Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Adil Kahn, DD Research Analyst
Target Audience: Contracted providers, Support Coordination, Quality Program Division Staff, Provider Vendor Service Coordinators, external stakeholders.

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
May 05

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Apr 27

Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Process Statewide Go Live Information

This hour long webinar will focus on the MO Division of Developmental Disabilities HRST Process and information for transitioning from Implementation Phase I to Implementation Phase II/Statewide Go Live on May 1, 2023. This webinar will highlight process enhancements resulting from provider participation of Phase I.

Presenter(s):
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, Division Statewide Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, Targeted Case Management Agencies, Contracted Service Providers, Division Staff
Apr 25

MO DDD & You: Exploring the Missouri Assistive Technology Project

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on the Missouri Assistive Technology Project and other programs that are available. Participants will learn about the programs, how to apply, and where to find additional information and resources for Assistive Technology.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • David Baker, Missouri Assistive Technology Project
Target Audience: Families/caregivers, individuals/self-advocates, and other interested stakeho
Apr 25

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Apr 24

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. This month the team will focus on the differences between a restrictive intervention, a reactive strategy, and a prohibited practice. There will also be an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Telehealth Services update and the March Behavior Support Review Committee Survey information will be reviewed. Updates from the Tier 3 Subject Matter Experts, training dates, and other important information will be provided.

Presenter(s):
  • Dr. Lucas Evans, Chief Behavioral Analyst
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, and other interested stakeholders
Apr 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;
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations - Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Apr 20

Community Transitions Updates

Information will be provided on proposed updates to policy for community residential transitions. Updates include changes in the Risk Prevention Consultants' and Support Coordinators' roles in the transition process.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Nicole Jones, Director of Risk Prevention
  • Jill Shoemate, Director of State Support Coordination
Target Audience: Service and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Providers, State and TCM Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, All other interested individuals
Apr 17

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Apr 17

Community Transitions Updates

Information will be provided on proposed updates to policy for community residential transitions. Updates include changes in the Risk Prevention Consultants' and Support Coordinators' roles in the transition process.

Presenter(s):
  • Nicole Jones, Director of Risk Prevention
  • Jill Shoemate, Director of State Support Coordination
Target Audience: Service and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Providers, State and TCM Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, All other interested individuals
Apr 12

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Apr 12

Community Transitions Updates

Information will be provided on proposed updates to policy for community residential transitions. Updates include changes in the Risk Prevention Consultants' and Support Coordinators' roles in the transition process.

Presenter(s):
  • Nicole Jones, Director of Risk Prevention
  • Jill Shoemate, Director of State Support Coordination
Target Audience: Service and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Providers, State and TCM Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, All other interested individuals
Apr 12

Division Partnership with the Columbus Organization

This webinar will introduce the components of the Columbus Organization contract, outline the purpose and implementation strategies, as well as provide an overview of the Provider and TCM review and function that they will be provided during the provider and TCM review. Webinar content is applicable to service providers and targeted case management (TCM) entities unable to attend the statewide in-person presentations provided March 28, 2023, through April 6, 2023.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Assistant Division Director
  • Dan Booth, Project Director
  • Carrie Williams, Director of TCM Services
Target Audience: Waiver Service Providers of Direct Support Professional services and TCM Providers
Apr 11

Division of Developmental Disabilities Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) Overview

This webinar will provide an overview and update on the Division of Developmental Disabilities Personal Assistant providers status, progress with EVV requirements, and sending data via the EVV Aggregator Solution (EAS).

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Summers, Federal Programs Unit-Program Manager
  • Terri Woodward, Strategic Initiatives Manager MO HealthNet Division
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Personal Assistant Service providers, EVV vendors, individuals & TCM Providers
Apr 04

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on competency and implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour training is open to community members, parents, and professionals, and covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as, what is behavior, how to build positive relationships, and how to affectively impact behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Terri Werner, Central Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Brandy Allen, Northern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Katherine Earll, Eastern Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
  • Cana Poteet, Western Area Positive Supports Consultant Lead
Target Audience: Everyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Mar 31

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Service Providers
Mar 28

MO DDD & You: Missouri Youth Leadership Forum

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on the Missouri Youth Leadership Forum (MYLF) opportunity through the MO Governor’s Council on Disability. Participants will hear general information about the MYLF opportunity, what forum participants can expect, and how to apply.



 

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of DD
  • Rachel Rackers, Sr. Program Specialist/MYLF Coordinator, Governor’s Council on Disability
Target Audience: self-advocates/individuals, families, caregivers, support coordinators, and other interested stakeholders
Mar 27

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

This Month the team will outline the clinical trainings available in April and May. In addition, information will be provided on prohibited procedure workshops and the dates they will be offered. The coaching process offered to support teams following the Behavior Support Review Committee will also be discussed.

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Service and Targeted Case Management (TCM) Providers, State and TCM Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, All other interested individuals
Mar 23

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Mar 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;
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations - Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Mar 16

Statewide Provider Meeting

The Division invites all stakeholders to attend the bi-annual Statewide Provider and Support Coordination Meeting. Attendees will receive statewide data and other essential information from Fiscal Leadership, Federal Programs, Tiered Supports, Provider Relations, Quality Assurance, and Targeted Case Management Technical Assistance Coordinators. The meeting will include updates on Division Initiatives such as Assistive Technology and Employment. 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):
  • Holly Reiff Provider Relations Director
  • Carrie Williams, State Lead for Targeted Case Management Technical Assistance Coordinators
Target Audience: Providers, TCM Entities, Division Staff, and Other interested individuals
Mar 14

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

This webinar will discuss an approaching training opportunity with SHIFT, a nationally recognized technology education and accreditation platform. Interested participants will gain a base knowledge on how technology can support individuals to meet their good life outcomes and be able to discuss these services with peers and self-advocates. Participants will earn an Enabling Technology Credential and receive continued support in further education opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, PR UDAT Lead
  • Cameron Kempson, Co-Founder and Director of Education with Tech First SHIFT
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Mar 14

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Mar 09

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 28

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 28

MO DDD & You: How the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Will Benefit Individuals, Families, and Caregivers

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide updates on the Division’s HRST process, discuss why HRST is important, and describe the benefits that result from using the HRST to gather important health information

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Johnathon Crumley, COO, IntellectAbility
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, and other interested stakeholders
Feb 27

Tier 3 Informational Meeting

The Tier 3 Intensive Supports Team of the DMH/DD Multi-Tiered System of Support hosts an Informational Meeting the last Monday of the month from 3:00-4:00 pm. During this meeting, the Team will provide an update on current work and development as well as answer questions about prohibited procedures, Behavior Support Review Committee, various pilot projects, and general information.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Melantha Witherspoon – Eastern Region Area Behavior Analyst - Melantha.Witherspoon@dmh.mo.gov
  • Cindy Hanebrink – Eastern Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Syn McDonald – Central Region Area Behavior
  • Chad Reyes – Central Region Intensive Systems Consultant
  • Rita Cooper – Western Region Area Behavior Analyst
  • Kay Hamblin – Western Region Intensive Systems Consultant
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Caregivers, and other interested stakeholders
Feb 24

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Service Providers
Feb 22

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 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;
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations - Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Feb 14

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 14

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

This month's lunch and learn will discuss dedicated applications, apps that are designed for a specific use or support. It will feature the current dedicated application provider.

Presenter(s):
  • Holly Reiff PR Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Jill Reffett, MapHabit Director
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Feb 09

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum, including: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Feb 08

Final ConneXion Demonstration Walkthrough Webinar

The Division of Developmental Disabilities and FEI Systems will host a ConneXion Case Management System demonstration for all stakeholders on February 8 at 1:00 pm. This webinar will showcase the requirements gathered and configured in ConneXion around ISP Planning and Service Authorizations. Focus areas for this demonstration will highlight the ISP planning process in the system and all modules that interact with the ISP and Service Authorizations. Topic Areas: ISP including workflow, Assessment, Person Profile, ISP Budget, Service Packet, Service Authorization, Person Portal, HRST Interface with ConneXion ISP and TCM Case Note Billing. This webinar will be recorded and available on the MODD Content Self-Registration Portal.

Presenter(s):
  • Toi Wilde, Division Director of Strategic IT Initiatives
  • Sheila Wunning, Division Deputy Director, State Operated Programs
  • Gary Schanzmeyer, Division ConneXion Migration / Integration Lead
  • Rick Shuey, Division Configuration Architect
  • Scott Shirley, FEI Delivery Manager / ConneXion Configuration Lead
Target Audience: Division Team Members, HCBS Service and Target Case Management Providers, Support Coordinators, Individuals and Families, Other interested individuals

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Feb 01

Missouri DDD Waiver Performance Measures for Contracted Providers

This webinar is for service providers and support coordinators to learn more about waiver assurances and how they affect provider requirements and Quality Enhancement Plans.

Presenter(s):
  • Sean Murphy, Quality Enhancement Coordinator – Information and Reporting
  • Carol Brennaman, Vendor Services Coordinator
  • Steve Laws, Provider Relations Lead
Target Audience: Service Providers, Support Coordinators, and all other interested individuals
Jan 31

Division of Behavioral Health (DBH)/Developmental Disabilities (DD) Residential Transition Protocol

This webinar will provide updates to the transition process for individuals discharging from the Division of Behavioral Health's State Operated Facilities to the Division of Developmental Disabilities Residential Service Providers. Information will include what has changed, why the change, and a walk through of the complete process.

Presenter(s):
  • Nikki Reitz, Discharge Coordinator Clinical Social Work Specialist Forensic Treatment Center
  • Lizzie Kucharski, Social Services Unit Supervisor, St. Louis Regional Office
Target Audience: Support Coordinators, DD Regional Office team members, Residential Service Providers, Any other interested individuals
Jan 27

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Service Providers
Jan 26

Tier 2 Updates

This monthly Tier 2 updates provides current information regarding team updates, workgroups, workshops, risk prevention strategies and problem solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division Team Members, Targeted Case Management Providers, Service Providers

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Jan 24

Value Based Payment (VBP) Incentives: Tiered Supports Implementation Levels 101

This training session will provide an overview of the VBP data collection and submission process for Tiered Supports. It will include a demonstration on user access request and monthly, quarterly, and yearly data entry into REDCap, the VBP data collection platform.

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler; Director of Positive Supports
  • Racheal Matheny; Research Analyst
Target Audience: ISL providers interested in Value Based Purchasing
Jan 24

MO DDD & You: What are the Fatal Five Fundamentals?

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on health concerns people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) may experience that can lead to fatal outcomes, if left untreated. Attendees will learn about each of the health concerns, available resources, and how the Division’s Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) helps capture individual health risks.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, stakeholders, and other interested individuals
Jan 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;
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations - Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jan 19

Tools for Everyone

Tools of Choice is an evidence-based program focused on the implementation of universal positive practices. This two-hour introductory training is open to community members, parents, and professionals. It covers key concepts of the Tools of Choice curriculum such as: What is behavior, building positive relationships, and how to increase desirable behavior. Join the Positive Support Consultants in learning strategies to make positive change by implementing universal positive practices.  Information presented at each training will be the same and is being offered two different dates for convenience. 

Presenter(s):
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Supports
Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Tools of Choice
Jan 12

Value Based Payment (VBP) Incentives: Employment Services Pay for Reporting

These training sessions will provide an overview of the Employment Services VBP outcome payment, reporting process and a demonstration of the REDCap data collection platform for each of the five employment services. Information presented at each session will be the same and is being offered two different dates for convenience.

Presenter(s):
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Service & TCM Providers
Jan 10

Value Based Payment (VBP) Incentives Contract Update and Data Collection Provider Training

These training sessions will provide an update of provider contract language as it pertains to VBP incentives and an overview of the VBP data collection and submission process, including data entry for each of the nine VBP incentives. Also included will be a demonstration for user access request and data entry into REDCap, the VBP data collection platform. Information presented at each session will be the same and is being offered two different dates for convenience.

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Support
  • Kim Stock, Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Heike Johns, Director of Communication and Organizational Learning
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Service & TCM Providers
Jan 09

Environmental Accessibility Adaptations (EAA) Limit Change

This webinar will discuss waiver changes to the EAA service and how to implement these changes in EAA planning and requests.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations Environmental Accessibility Adaptations Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Jan 05

Value Based Payment (VBP) Incentives: Employment Services Pay for Reporting

These training sessions will provide an overview of the Employment Services VBP outcome payment, reporting process and a demonstration of the REDCap data collection platform for each of the five employment services. Information presented at each session will be the same and is being offered two different dates for convenience.

Presenter(s):
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Service & TCM Providers
Jan 04

Value Based Payment (VBP) Incentives Contract Update and Data Collection Provider Training

Presenter(s):
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
  • Duane Shumate, State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Director of Positive Support
  • Kim Stock, Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Heike Johns, Director of Communication and Organizational Learning
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Service & TCM Providers

2022

Dec 20

MO DDD & You: Making Connections Through MO Family-to-Family State-wide Resource Center and Good Life Groups

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on the opportunities and resources available through Missouri Family-to-Family, including how to access and participate in Good Life Groups

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of DD
  • Bekka Matthews, Information and Referral Specialist, MO Family-to-Family
Target Audience: Families, caregivers, self-advocates/individuals, and other interested stakeholders
Dec 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
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations-Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Dec 15

Division of Developmental Disabilities Health Home (DD Health Home)

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Health Home (DD Health Home) is being designed in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division. The DD Health Home is for individuals served through the Division who have a qualifying chronic health condition and a healthcare level indicating increased health-related risks or destabilization. The DD Health Home is not a home. It is a program to provide care coordination for enrollees while integrating care management.

Several webinars are available to allow for scheduling flexibility, and all sessions will be the same. During the webinar, attendees will gain an understanding of the Division of DD Health Home initiative and will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Presenter(s):
  • Kim Stock, Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Division Team Members; HCBS Service and Targeted Case Management Providers; Support Coordinators; Individuals and Families; Other interested individuals
Dec 15

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Dec 15

Division of Developmental Disabilities Health Home (DD Health Home)

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Health Home (DD Health Home) is being designed in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division. The DD Health Home is for individuals served through the Division who have a qualifying chronic health condition and a healthcare level indicating increased health-related risks or destabilization. The DD Health Home is not a home. It is a program to provide care coordination for enrollees while integrating care management.

Several webinars are available to allow for scheduling flexibility, and all sessions will be the same. During the webinar, attendees will gain an understanding of the Division of DD Health Home initiative and will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Presenter(s):
  • Kim Stock, Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Division Team Members; HCBS Service and Targeted Case Management Providers; Support Coordinators; Individuals and Families; Other interested individuals
Dec 14

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Dec 13

Division of Developmental Disabilities Health Home (DD Health Home)

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Health Home (DD Health Home) is being designed in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Social Services, MO HealthNet Division. The DD Health Home is for individuals served through the Division who have a qualifying chronic health condition and a healthcare level indicating increased health-related risks or destabilization. The DD Health Home is not a home. It is a program to provide care coordination for enrollees while integrating care management.

Several webinars are available to allow for scheduling flexibility, and all sessions will be the same. During the webinar, attendees will gain an understanding of the Division of DD Health Home initiative and will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Presenter(s):
  • Kim Stock, Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Leslie Bradley, Federal Programs Unit
Target Audience: Division Team Members; HCBS Service and Targeted Case Management Providers; Support Coordinators; Individuals and Families; Other interested individuals
Dec 13

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

This month’s lunch and learn will review the Environmental Accessibility and Assistive Technology progress and enhancements made by the UDAT Team during the past year.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Holly Reiff Provider Relations Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Shelly Brown Provider Relations Universal Design Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Dec 09

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Dec 05

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Dec 02

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving opportunities.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Service Providers
Dec 01

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Nov 29

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Nov 28

Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Clinical Rater and Clinical Reviewer Support Session

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Clinical Operations Team is conducting a support session for current DD HRST Clinical Raters and Clinical Reviewers. Topics for the session include screening and reviewing challenges, common rater and reviewer errors and difficulties, process timelines, and available resources.

Presenter(s):
  • Tricia Parker, RN, DD Community Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, DD Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Current DD HRST Clinical Raters and Clinical Reviewers; other interested individuals
Nov 22

MO DDD & You: Skills to Build Relationships and Create Positive Behavior Change

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on how responding to certain behaviors can lead to negative outcomes. Participants will focus on recognizing coercive responses, building and strengthening relationships, and using positive consequences to help improve behaviors.

 

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Kathleen Deppeler, Positive Supports State Lead
Target Audience: families, caregivers, self-advocates/individuals, and other interested stakeholders
Nov 21

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Nov 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. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations-Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Nov 17

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Nov 16

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Nov 14

Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment Scheduling Using Calendly

Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists will learn how to schedule a Missouri Adaptive Ability Scale (MAAS) Assessment using Calendly scheduling software. The MAAS will replace the MOCABI/Vineland/etc., with an anticipated go-live date of 1/1/2023. It is imperative that all Support Coordinators and Intake Specialists understand how to request/schedule a MAAS assessment prior to the go-live date. Several dates are available to allow for scheduling flexibility to gain these required skills. All sessions are the same; attendance is only necessary at one session.

Presenter(s):
  • Neil Harms/Director of Eligibility and Utilization Review
  • Alisa Arthur/Statewide Assessment Trainer
  • Paul Conover/Statewide Assessment Trainer
Target Audience: Support Coordinators--State and Private TCM; Intake Specialists; all other interested individuals
Nov 10

2022 HCBS Rate Study Stakeholder Meeting

The Division of Development Disabilities engaged Mercer to conduct a rate study refresh for Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) 1915(c) waiver services and Targeted Case Management. The Divison and Mercer will provide an update on the rate study process, describe key rate study considerations, share draft rates, and collect stakeholder feedback

Presenter(s):
  • Melody Rosen, Mercer Senior Associate
  • Katie Olecik, Mercer Partner
  • Zarchary Grewe, Mercer Associate
  • Angela Brenner, Assistant Division Director-Administration
  • Jessica Bax, Division Director
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
  • Wendy Witcig, Assistant Division Director-Community Operations
  • Emily Luebbering, Director of Federal Programs
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Service & Targeted Case Management Providers; any other interested individuals

No webinar, presentation, or transcript available at this time.
Nov 09

Champions of Employment: Testing Our Knowledge

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 provide Support Coordinators, and others, with a fun and interactive way to check their understanding of policies, service definitions, and guidance around coordinating employment supports.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Division Employment First Specialist
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Nov 08

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

This month's lunch and learn will discuss available Personal Emergency Response and Mobile Emergency Response Systems available through Assistive Technology, and showcase some of the different systems available.

Presenter(s):
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Oct 28

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving 

opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Services Providers, Other interested individual
Oct 25

MO DDD & You: Health Risk Screen Tool (HRST) for Individuals and Families

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will introduce the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) to individuals and their families. Participants will learn what the HRST is, how the Division will use the HRST, and what individuals and families can expect.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
Target Audience: Individuals, Families, Stakeholders, and other interested individuals
Oct 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
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations-Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Oct 12

Champions of Employment: A Personal Journey

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.

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, this month’s topic will focus on a self-advocate’s journey with employment, sharing learning experiences and tips that Support Coordinators may find useful in helping others navigate their employment journeys.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist
  • Caitlin Bartley, NCI Project Coordinator
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and other interested individuals
Oct 11

Universal Design Assistive Technology (UDAT) Lunch and Learn

This webinar will discuss the upcoming changes to the environmental accessibility adaptations (EAA) waiver definition, funding limit flexibility, and service utilization. UDAT most frequently received questions will also be discussed.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, Provider Relations Environmental Accessibility Adaptations Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Sep 30

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Service Providers
Sep 29

2022 Annual Oversight RN Webinar

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Clinical Operations Team is hosting the 2022 annual webinar for the nurses working in the community with provider agencies. This webinar will offer educational opportunities, a support system, and resources. Presentation Topics: Dignity of Risk/MoQo & You, Enable Dental/Tele-Dentistry, Oral Health, Disaster Preparedness, End of Life Planning, Assistive Technology. There will be an hour lunch break at 12:00pm.

Presenter(s):
  • Tricia Parker, RN, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Leslie DeGroat, RN, DD Clinical Coordinator
  • Caitlin Bartley, MSW, Division National Core Indicator Project Coordinator
  • Kaylee Graham, RN, Enable Dental Clinical Project Delivery Coordinator
  • Monica Korba, RN, Compassus Hospice
  • Mechelle Cooper, RN, Quality Programs RN, Springfield Regional Office
  • Ashley Mort, RN, Quality Programs RN, Joplin Regional Office
  • Holly Reiff, Division Provider Relations Specialist – Assistive Technology
  • Shannon Shores, Sales Executive Pack4U Inc.
Target Audience: Oversight RNs from provider agencies and other stakeholders

Individuals that were not able to attend the live webinar can view it in the MODD Content Self-Registration portal. After viewing the recorded webinar, a certificated of completion will be available for print.

Sep 27

MO DDD & You: Utilizing StationMD Services for Better Health

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will focus on informing individuals, families, and caregivers on StationMD services. Learn who can use Station MD, how to access the service, and what services are provided. Examples of how individual’s health concerns are addressed will also be shared

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, Division of DD
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations, Division of DD
  • Carol Price-Guthrie, Station MD
  • Wendi Patterson, Station MD
Target Audience: families, self-advocates/individuals, caregivers, and other interested stakeholder
Sep 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
  • Emily Luebbering, Director-Federal Programs
  • Leslie DeGroat, Clinical Coordinator
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations-Assistive Technology Specialist
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals

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

Champions of Employment: What is Employment First?

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 Employment First – what it means, its importance, and how we can help practice Employment First in supporting individuals. Panelists will share their personal insight and provide thoughts on how we can ensure that we are truly helping people to achieve their personal goals.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Kim Buckman, Director of Support Coordination, County Connections
  • Candace Cunningham, self-advocate, UMKC Institute for Human Development
  • Ellen Fern, parent
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Sep 13

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

This month's lunch and learn provides part two of highlighting remote support systems available through Assistive Technology.

Presenter(s):
  • Holly Reiff PR Assistive Technology Specialist
  • Scott Mosher, Co-Owner
  • Merrell Hansen, CMO, of SmartCare
  • Kimberly Hill, Director of Operations of Rest Assured
  • Mark Soloway, SVP of Operations
  • Jared Hendricks, District Manager, of Safe In Home
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
Sep 13

Missouri Division of Developmental Disability's Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Process - Support Coordination Entities Inform

This hour-long webinar will focus on how targeted case management agencies who are contracted with the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities and Division Support Coordinators can implement the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST). This will outline their roles for supporting both residential and non-residential Waiver participants. Information will be shared on how to get started using this process. Please refer to the documents titled MO HRST Process https://dmh.mo.gov/media/pdf/hrst-process and Detecting Health Risks https://replacingrisk.com/downloadables/Detecting-Health-Risk.pdf.

Presenter(s):
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Division's Statewide Clinical Coordinator
  • Misty Archer, Division Administrative Office Support Assistant
Target Audience: Targeted Case Management agency administrative team members; Division Support Coordination administration; stakeholders interested in this aspect of the MO DD HRST process
Sep 12

Missouri Division of Developmental Disability's Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Process - Residential Service Providers Inform

This hour-long webinar will focus on how residential provider agencies who are contracted with the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities can implement the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) and associated processes for residential Waiver participants. Information will be shared on how to get started using this process. Please refer to the documents titled MO HRST Process https://dmh.mo.gov/media/pdf/hrst-process and Detecting Health Risks https://replacingrisk.com/downloadables/Detecting-Health-Risk.pdf.

Presenter(s):
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Division's Statewide Clinical Coordinator
  • Misty Archer, Division's HRST Gatekeeper
Target Audience: Residential service provider agency administrative team members; stakeholders interested in this aspect of the MO DD HRST process
Sep 12

Missouri Division of Developmental Disability's Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) Process - Day Habilitation Service Providers I

This hour-long webinar will focus on how day habilitation provider agencies who are contracted with the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities can implement the Health Risk Screening Tool (HRST) and associated processes for residential Waiver participants. Information will be shared on how to get started using this process. Please refer to the documents titled MO HRST Process https://dmh.mo.gov/media/pdf/hrst-process and Detecting Health Risks https://replacingrisk.com/downloadables/Detecting-Health-Risk.pdf.

Presenter(s):
  • Leslie DeGroat RN, Division's Statewide Clinical Coordinator
  • Misty Archer, Division Administrative Office Support Assistant
Target Audience: Day Habilitation service provider agency administrative team members; stakeholders interested in this aspect of the MO DD HRST process
Aug 26

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
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff Individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Aug 24

Shared Living Rate Methodology Changes

This webinar will review the pending changes to the FY23 Shared Living rate methodology. In addition, the changes to rate methodology, budgeting and the impact it has on current practices will be discussed. This webinar will be offered on three different dates to ensure adequate opportunity for attendance.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
Target Audience: Shared Living Providers, TCMs, Division staff, and all other interested individuals
Aug 23

MO DDD & You: Value Based Payments and Division Services

This 30-minute lunch-and-learn webinar will provide an overview of the Division's Value Based Payments, including targeted program and service areas and why it is important to self-advocates/individuals and families.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead
  • Emily Luebbering, Federal Programs Director
Target Audience: self-advocates/individuals, families/caregivers, stakeholders, and other interested individuals

Aug 23

Enhancing OT/PT evaluations for EAA Services (Home/Vehicle Modification)

This webinar will discuss what content is required in the OT/PT evaluation when requesting EAA services and provide information on how to enhance evaluations to streamline the process and achieve better outcomes of home and vehicle modifications.

Presenter(s):
  • Jason Elmore, EAA Vendor Service Coordinator
  • Cris Rodriguez, Missouri Inclusive Housing
Target Audience: EAA Occupational Therapist, EAA Physical Therapist, Service Coordinator, Providers, Division Staff
Aug 19

2022 HCBS Rate Study Stakeholder Meeting

The Division of Development Disabilities engaged Mercer to conduct a rate study refresh this summer for Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) 1915(c) waiver services and Targeted Case Management services. The Division and Mercer will provide an overview of the rate study process and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) market data to stakeholders on August 19.

Primary goals of the rate study refresh include:

• Comply with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements to formally review 1915(c) rates at least once every five years;

• Compile and analyze the most current BLS market data to inform key cost components such as wages and employee-related expenses (e.g., health insurance, other employee benefits, employee-related taxes, workers’ compensation insurance); and

• Conduct targeted analyses on other assumptions that providers request be looked at more closely.



 

Presenter(s):
  • Jessica Bax, Division Director
  • Angela Brenner, Deputy Division Director-Administration
  • Melody Rosen, Mercer Senior Associate
  • Katie Olecik, Mercer Partner
  • Zachary Grewe, Mercer Associate
Target Audience: Division of Developmental Disabilities Service & TCM Providers
Aug 19

Shared Living Rate Methodology Changes

This webinar will review the pending changes to the FY23 Shared Living rate methodology. In addition, the changes to rate methodology, budgeting and the impact it has on current practices will be discussed. This webinar will be offered on three different dates to ensure adequate opportunity for attendance.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
Target Audience: Shared Living Providers, TCMs, Division staff, and all other interested individuals
Aug 18

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
Aug 10

Champions of Employment: Increasing Independence in Employment through Technology

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 how technology can be used in conjunction with employment services to facilitate greater independence in employment. Support Coordinators will learn how technology can benefit anyone, regardless of their level of independence; how technology can be used with other in-person services; and become more familiar with the codes for assistive technology.

Presenter(s):
  • Sandy Keyser, Employment First Specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Holly Reiff, Provider Relations Specialist—Assistive Technology
Target Audience: Support Coordinators and interested others
Aug 09

Shared Living Rate Methodology Changes

This webinar will review the pending changes to the FY23 Shared Living rate methodology. In addition, the changes to rate methodology, budgeting and the impact it has on current practices will be discussed. This webinar will be offered on three different dates to ensure adequate opportunity for attendance.

Presenter(s):
  • Wanda Crocker, Director of Provider Relations
Target Audience: Shared Living Providers, TCMs, Division staff, and all other interested individuals
Aug 09

What to Expect from an Environmental Accessibility Adaption (EAA) Consultation

This session will provide an overview of the collaboration between DMH and Missouri Inclusive Housing and the assistance available for Support Coordinators and EAA Providers during planning, implementation, and completion of the EAA service. The consultation process, including criteria and benefits, will be reviewed and success stories will be shared.

Presenter(s):
  • Shelly Brown, EAA State Lead
  • Cris Rodriguez, Missouri Inclusive Housing
Target Audience: DMH Team Members, Support Coordinators, EAA Providers, all other interested individuals
Aug 08

Value Based Payment (VBP) Stakeholder Sessions

As the Division has established a priority of coordinating quality care, these sessions will provide an overview of funding strategies for supports that improve individual outcomes and reward those who facilitate quality outcomes.  This session will target individuals, families and guardians.  

 

Presenter(s):
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Division Director--Administration
  • Emily Luebbering--Director of Federal Programs
  • Duane Shumate--State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Wanda Crocker--Director of Provider Relations
  • Lucas Evans--Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Rhi Evans--Director of Risk Prevention
  • Kim Stock--Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Heike Johns--Director of Communication and Organizational Learning
Target Audience: Service Providers
Jul 29

Tier 2 Updates

The Monthly Tier 2 Updates provides current information and problem-solving opportunities.

Presenter(s):
  • Rachael Osterling, Tier 2 Area Risk Prevention Lead
Target Audience: Division team members, TCMs, Service Providers, all other interested individuals
Jul 26

MO DDD & You: People-First of MO

This 30-minute lunch and learn webinar will provide an overview of People-First of MO, which is a self-advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities. Participants will learn about People First's mission, core values, chapters, and events.

Presenter(s):
  • Lisa Nothaus, Supporting Families Lead, MO Division of DD
  • Candace Cunningham, Individual Advocacy Team, UMKC-IHD;
  • Madeline Webster, Individual Advocacy Team, UMKC-IHD
Target Audience: Individuals/Self-Advocates, Families, and Interested Stakeholders
Jul 25

Value Based Payment (VBP) Stakeholder Sessions

As the Division has established a priority of coordinating quality care, these sessions will provide an overview of funding strategies for supports that improve individual outcomes and reward those who facilitate quality outcomes.  This session will target targeted case management providers.

Presenter(s):
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Division Director--Administration
  • Emily Luebbering--Director of Federal Programs
  • Duane Shumate--State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Wanda Crocker--Director of Provider Relations
  • Lucas Evans--Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Rhi Evans--Director of Risk Prevention
  • Kim Stock--Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Heike Johns--Director of Communication and Organizational Learning
Target Audience: Service Providers
Jul 22

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
  • Dr. Angeline Stanislaus, DMH Chief Medical Director
Target Audience: Providers, TCM entities, Division staff, individuals, families, and any other interested individuals
Jul 18

Value Based Payment (VBP) Stakeholder Sessions

As the Division has established a priority of coordinating quality care, these sessions will provide an overview of funding strategies for supports that improve individual outcomes and reward those who facilitate quality outcomes.  This session will target service providers.

Presenter(s):
  • Angie Brenner, Deputy Division Director--Administration
  • Emily Luebbering--Director of Federal Programs
  • Duane Shumate--State Coordinator, Employment and Community Engagement
  • Wanda Crocker--Director of Provider Relations
  • Lucas Evans--Chief Behavior Analyst
  • Rhi Evans--Director of Risk Prevention
  • Kim Stock--Director of Quality Enhancement
  • Heike Johns--Director of Communication and Organizational Learning
Target Audience: Service Providers
Jul 13

Champions of Employment: Taking a Closer Look at Work Incentives for Medicaid

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 the work incentives specifically designed for Medicaid – 1619 b and Ticket to Work Health Assurance. Support Coordinators will learn how individuals can take advantage of these work incentives to 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
Jul 12

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

This month's lunch and learn will discuss Remote Support systems available through Assistive Technology. This is part one of a two part lunch and learn highlighting remote support systems.

Presenter(s):
  • Holly Reiff, AT State Lead
  • Vicki Spraul, Co-Owner, Director for Gray Matters Alliance
  • Aaron Milligan, Co-Owner, Chief Technology Officer for Gray Matters Alliance
  • Michael Doucette, Director of Development for Night Owl Support Systems
  • Jim Carr, Director for Hearo Technologies LLC
Target Audience: Providers, Support Coordinators, Division Team Members, and all other interested individuals
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
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
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
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
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 Outcomes (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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