2019 Summer Conference
Following is the Agenda:
Friday, July 12, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 – 11:00a.m. Opening Session
Deborah Hoffine, Deputy Director, Medicaid Services/DODD
Changes are in effect for virtually everything related to Medicaid Waivers for Ohioans with developmental disabilities from who qualifies to be a provider of service to how we wait. Be up to date on how this valuable service will change in the coming year.
11:00 – Noon Jeff Davis, Director – OH Department of Developmental Disabilities
A new administration brings with it hope and determination to finish work and create new opportunities for Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Director Davis is a long -time friend of the disability community; and, he will share his vision for the next four years.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Included with Registration)
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
- Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
Julie Evers & Kristy Walthen, Ohio Department of Medicaid
Electronic Visit Verification will become a daily reality for Ohioans with developmental disabilities using any Medicaid/Waiver service this summer. This session will provide practical information for individuals/family members, providers and county board staff.
2. Testifying at the Statehouse and Beyond
Nicole Heimbrock, Willam Peacock, John Hannah. People First members will discuss their personal experience as witnesses at the Ohio Statehouse with tips of how to best get your message across.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
- Ball v. Kasich Law Suit
Speaker to be Announced.
The law suit is in process of being settled. Learn the details of what to expect in the coming years as this class action suit is finalized.
2. Serving on Boards & Commissions – How to make a difference in the disability field and steps to securing a seat on the County Board of DD
Michael Richards & Kraig Walker
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Justin Reagan, Ed McClain, Chad Wogan
A panel will show steps to leadership, what makes a great leader; and, how to speak up!
Dinner is on your own for those of you staying the night.
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. DANCE! (Snacks will be provided.)
Saturday, July 13, 2019
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet (Included with Registration)
9:00 a.m. – Noon People First of Ohio Annual Meeting