ODP Seeks to recruit and identify providers to establish community and shared living homes for deaf individuals enrolled in the Consolidated Waiver, and for the purposes of offering such individuals the opportunity to reside with other individuals who are deaf. Providers are reminded that enhanced residential rates related to additional staff costs associated with providing staff fluent in Sign Language are available should they elect to establish such homes.
Additionally, ODP seeks to learn what concerns providers may have about establishing community and shared living homes for deaf individuals. If you have considered establishing such homes and subsequently decided not to do so, ODP would like to know why, and therefore requests that you share your concerns about establishing of homes for individuals who are deaf with ODP. Your participation in this process is voluntary and will be kept confidential.
Providers who wish to establish homes as described in this announcement or providers who have concerns about establishing homes for individuals who are deaf should contact Maureen Veety, ODP Deaf Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (570) 614-1318.