Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Residential Services Facilities -- ID/DD Day

 October 6

8:00am to 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am to 10:00am Title: A Bear Can't DANCE while hibernating

Keynote Speaker: Scott D. Osterfeld, M.S.
  • Community Outreach Coordinator for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
  • President of Osterfeld Consulting, a principle based educational and consulting company that provides education and training in the human service field.


Session Description: Too many of us go through our days on auto pilot reacting to events instead of proactively responding to life with the goal of making a difference. This fun and inspirational message will help participants discover anew that a bear can't DANCE while hibernating and neither can we. Please join us in learning the five DANCE steps to living a purposeful life and walk away with an answer to the question - "Are you going to sit it out or DANCE?"

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will be able to describe what it means to live a life with purpose on purpose.
  • Participants will be able to list three symptoms of the "Hibernation Syndrome."
  • Participants will be able to list the five steps of the DANCE acronym.
  • Participants will be able to list at least two principles under each of the five steps of the DANCE acronym.
10:00am to 10:15am Break (coffee, soda, water)
10:15am to 11:45am Title: CMS Update on the ICF/IID Program

Speaker: Steven Chickering, Associate Regional Administrator for the Western Division of Survey & Certification

Session Description: Hear from a CMS expert on the Agency's work on the ICF/IID program. Have the opportunity to discuss those regulatory areas that appear to be the most challenging for you as a provider, and get your questions answered.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn more about the survey and certification process.
  • Gain insight into CMS work on the ICF/IID Interpretive Guidance.
  • Gain insight into what CMS is focused on regarding Medicaid.
11:45am to 12:45pm Working lunch


12:45pm to 2:00pm Title: Grant Funding: An Opportunity for our Organization?

Speaker: Debbie DiVirgilio, President, Grant Professionals Association, and Nonprofit Consultant, DiVirgilio & Associates

Session Description: The speaker will focus on identifying grant funding opportunities to meet program and organizational needs. Once funding opportunities have been identified, the speaker will provide participants with tips to equip them for funding success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Developing a logic in funding searches.
  • Identifying funding opportunities - where to look.
  • Resources Available.
  • Tips for funding success.
2:00pm to 2:15pm Break (coffee, soda, water)
2:15pm to 3:15pm Title: The Transformative Power of Positive Behavior Supports

Speaker: Joseph Ricciardi, PsyD, ABPP, BCBA-D, Seven Hills Foundation and Seven Hills Clinical Associates

Session Description: Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) has the potential to transform behavioral supports for persons with developmental disabilities. This session will provide a motivating introduction to PBIS, examples of individual and programmatic applications, and some practical "next steps" for your services.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the origins of PBIS and the current trends toward DD services.
  • Understand the core concepts of PBIS and how they differ from former models.
  • Observe case examples of core concepts.
  • Gain several "next steps" for advancing understanding after the session.
3:15pm to 3:30pm Break (coffee, soda, water)
3:30pm to 4:30pm Title: Use of Antipsychotic Medication For Persons with ID - It Takes A Team

Speaker: Mary Jann, Director of Developmental Programs and Regulatory Affairs, California Association of Health Facilities

Session Description: This session will provide a brief overview of ICF/IID regulations that relate to the use of antipsychotic medications. The need to demonstrate ID team participation in such decisions and use of an effective human rights committee will be emphasized.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Update knowledge regarding relevant federal regulations that govern the use of antipsychotic medications.
  • Understand the critical role of the human rights committee as a safeguard for assuring appropriate use of antipsychotic medications.
  • Learn about the current resources related to antipsychotic prescribing.