Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations (BSASP)
Their ASERT initiative website provides resources for Pa. residents of any age who have autism or who care for a person who has autism.
PUNS Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services(PDF, 164KB)
The primary goal of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) incident management system is to ensure that when an incident occurs or is suspected or alleged to have occurred, the response to the incident protects and promotes the health, safety, and rights of the individual. In accordance with ODP’s guiding principles, Everyday Lives, Values in Action, individuals and their families identified areas of importance to increasing the overall quality of their lives. The guiding principles include self-direction, choice and control along with promoting health, wellness, and safety. When all stakeholders report incidents, investigate incidents, and take actions based on these reports to prevent recurrence of a similar incident, the guiding principles can be put into practice. Text is from the Incident Management Bulletin 00-21-02(PDF, 469KB) that was effective 7-21-2021.
Each Administrative Entity (the Office of Developmental Supports in Allegheny County) has staff dedicated to Incident Management.
To learn more about incidents, and the responses to them, refer to the documents on the MyODP website and / or ask your Supports Coordinator.
On the MyODP website find documents and resources that include:
ODP Announcement 22-048(PDF, 251KB)
Incident Management Family Guide, was released on 4-27-2022 “To ensure Individuals and Families are provided access to Incident Management resources and training reminding providers of their role and responsibilities in sharing information and providing education on this topic.”
The announcement includes a link to the course which contains the webcast series Responding to Incidents and two guides, the Incident Management Family Guide - When Something Bad Happens to Someone I Care About or Support and A Guide to Victim’s Assistance.
ODS Quality Management Plan
(PDF, 139KB) The Office of Developmental Supports (ODS) Quality Management Plan is based on quality initiative identified by the Office of Developmental Programs. The plan consists of activities designed to meet specific target objective, all of which were developed by ODS committees
Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) Reports
The assessments of the quality services are gathered by independent people in the community from individuals receiving services and their families. Find additional information about IM4Q infosheet from the PA Office of Developmental Programs(PDF, 738KB) and on the MyODP website. For copies of reports or to learn more about IM4Q in Allegheny County call the Office of Developmental Supports at 412-436-2750 and ask for the IM4Q Lead Staff.
Your SIS-A and PA Supplement Assessment(PDF, 301KB)