DIDD Communication

This page provides communications from the Division of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) regarding services and supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The most recent item added is listed at the top of each of the categories listed below. Communications are sent on Wednesdays.
 
Date Communication Briefs / Alerts
June 15, 2016

Communication Brief - Extend Deadline to submit Public Comment on changes to the HCBS-DD waiver to 6PM, July 11, 2016

Proposed waiver changes with highlights in yellow and bookmarked

May 27, 2016

Communication Brief - Request Public Comment on changes to the HCBS-DD Waiver due 6PM June 29, 2016

Link to Proposed changes to waiver (changes highlighted in yellow and bookmarked)

February 3, 2016

Communication Brief - Announcement of Town Hall meetings to discuss the future of case management and direct services

January 27, 2016

 

Forwarded Emails - Request for Public Comment on No Wrong Door (NWD) Regional Pilots, Provide information about 1095-B Tax Forms for Clients, Announce Person and Family Centered Town Hall Meetings, Request for Public Comment from CDHS-Division of Vocational Rehab regarding the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

 

January 13, 2016

Communication Brief - Release November 1, 2015 Strategic Plan to Ensure Timely Access to Services for eligible individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

December 16, 2015

Forwarded Email - Announcement of stakeholder orientation and project kick-off of the Naitonal Core Indicators Project

 

December 11, 2015

Forwarded Email - Share the Department's Legislative Request for Informaiton Related to the Community Living Advisory Group

 

December 9, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce staff filling the Case Management Enrollment Coordinator and the HCBS Assessment and Support Planning Coordinator positions

Communication Brief - Announce Room and Board, Personal Needs Allowance for Calendar Year 2016

December 2, 2015

Forwarded Emails - Instruction on how to recieve Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II communications and announcement of stakeholder orientation on National Core Indicators

 

November 25, 2016

Forwarded Email - Instruction on how to recieve Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II communications

 

November 18, 2015

Communication Brief - Release Addendum to the Summary and Recommendation Report of the Redesign Workgroup for the Waivers Serving Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Forwarded Email - Instructions on how to recieve Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II communications

October 21, 2015

Forwarded Email - ACC 2.0 Concept Paper and No Wrong Door (NWD) Regional Forums, Funding for Local and Regional Coordinating Councils

October 14, 2015

Forwarded Email - Transtion of National Core Indicators Project to the Client and Clinical Care Office

October 7, 2015

Communication Brief - – Invite stakeholders to participate in a second 30 day public comment period regarding an updated version of the Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for compliance with the federal HCBS Settings Rule  

Free Restraints in Schools Trainings - English Flyer

Free Restraints in Schools Trainings - Spanish Flyer

September 30, 2015

Communication Brief - Updated invitation to all stakeholders to participate in statewide stakeholder engagement sessions to discuss the National Core Indicators (NCI) Consumer Outcome Final Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14

Forwarded Email: Announce New Branch Chief of the Health Facility Quality Branch at the Department of Human Services

September 23, 2015

Communication Brief - Updated invitation to all stakeholders to participate in statewide stakeholder engagement sessions to discuss the National Core Indicators (NCI) Consumer Outcome Final Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14

Invite Stakeholders to Supported Employment training opportunity on October 8, 2015

Forwarded Email - Pediatric Personal Care Benefit Training Webinar for Case Managers

Forwarded Email - Colorado DD Council Speaker Event

September 16, 2015

Communication Brief - Invite all stakeholders to participate in statewide stakeholder engagement sessions that will discuss the National Core Indicators (NCI) Consumer Outcome Final Report for Fiscal Year 2013-14

Forwarded Email - Accountable Care Collaborative Medicare-Medicaid Program Learning Symposium October 29, 2015 - October 30, 2015

Forwarded Email - Provider Revalidation 

September 9, 2015 Communication Brief - Inform stakeholders of statutory and regulatory requirements around the completion of Critical Incident Reports and investigations of allegations of abuse, mistreatment, neglect and exploitation
August 5, 2015

Communication Brief - Inform stakeholders of the opportunity to participate in the most recent Individual, Family, and Advocate Survey concerning the federal Home and Community Based Settings Final Rule

Forwarded Email: Stakeholder meeting to gather possible alternate policies to CHP+ after September 30, 2017

July 29, 2015

Communication Brief - Request Public comment on Draft rules regarding implementation of Consumer Direction in the Home and Community Based Services Supported Living Services (HCBS-SLS) waiver

Forwarded Email: New Nursing Facility Application in Jefferson County

Forwarded Email: Provider Revalidation Training Announcement

July 8, 2015

Forwarded Emails: New PEAK Eligibility App and DHS-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Update

July 1, 2015

Communication Brief - Request Public Comment on draft Home and Community Based Services Children's Extensive Support (HCBS-CES) waiver with changes necessary to implement rate increases for Fiscal Year 2015-16

June 24, 2015

Communicaiton Brief - Request Public Comment on draft Home and Community Based Services Supported Living Services (HCBS-SLS) waiver with changes necessary for implementing Consumer Direction in the Waiver

Communicaiton Brief - Provide highlights of FY 2013-14 National Core Indicators (NCI) Final Report

June 17, 2015

Communication Brief -Announce National Core Indicators FY 2013-14 Consumer Outcomes Final Report

Communication Brief - Forwarded Email regarding Provider Revalidation for enrollment into the new Mediciad Management Information System

May 27, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce new location for June 3rd Community Stakeholder Engagement Sessions for the Redesign of the Adult Waivers for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 

May 20, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce opportunities for Stakeholders to provide feedback on Waiver Redesign

Communication Brief - Provide the Department’s responses to the recommendations in the Report of the Task Group on Conflict Free Case Management

 Communication Brief - Provide the Department's responses to the CDASS in HCBS-SLS Task Group Recommendation Report

Communication Brief - Announce the volunteer and family/self advocates selected for Department sponsorship to attend the June 2015 National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services Conference in Denver

May 13, 2015

Communication Brief - Concurrent Provision of Long Term Home Health and Residential Habilitation Services

 

April 30, 2015

Communication Brief - Distribute the Summary and Recommendation Report and to inform all stakeholders for ongoing opportunities for feedback

April 29, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce extension of deadline for sponsorship opportunities for Volunteer Advocates, Family Members, and Client/Self-advocates to attend the June 2015 National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) in Denver

 

April 22, 2015

Communication Brief - Re-issue April 9, 2015 sponsorship opportunities for Volunteer Advocates, Family Members, and Client/Self-advocates to attend the June 2015 National Assoication of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) in Denver

April 15, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce Community Stakeholder Engagement Sessions for the Redesign of the Adult Waivers for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

 

April 9, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce sponsorship opportunities for Volunteer Advocates, Family members, and Client/Self-advocates to attend the June 2015 National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) in Denver

March 25, 2015

Communication Brief - Forwarded email from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services to be held June 10-13 in Denver: Additional Information

March 18, 2015

Communication Brief - Forwarded email from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities to be held June 10-13 in Denver

March 11, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce July 1, 2015 transition of management of Adult Dental Waiver benefit to DentaQuest

 

March 4, 2015

 

Communication Brief - Announce March 10th, 2015 provider webinar to discuss the federal Home and Community Based settings Final Rule

February 18, 2015

 Communication Brief - Extension of Public Comment Period on Conflict Free Case Management Task Group Recommendations

February 5, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce posting of Conflict Free Case Management Task Group Recommendations and request Public Comment

February 4, 2015

Communication Brief - Forwarded email from Disability Law Colorado regarding their recent rebranding

January 28, 2015

Communication Brief - Announce posting of Draft HCBS-SLS Waiver Amendment with changes highlighted

January 14, 2015

Communication Brief - Forwarded email regarding No Wrong Door Planning Grant and request for stakeholder engagement

January 10, 2015

Communication Brief - Request Public Comment on Task Group Report on CDASS in HCBS-SLS & SLS Waiver Amendment

December 17, 2014 Communication Brief - Room And Board Charge and Personal Needs Allowance Amounts Effective January 1, 2015
November 19, 2014

Communication Brief - Strategic Plan for Assuring Timely Access to Services for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Communication Brief - Notification of Department Responses to Public Comment regarding the new federal HCBS Rules posted to the HCPF website

November 12, 2014

Communication Brief - Access to Intellectual and adaptive behavior assessments for determination of a Developmental Disability

Communication Brief - Translation of the Home and Community Based Services-Children's Extensive Supports (HCBS-CES) waiver application into Latin American Spanish

 

November 5, 2014

Communication Brief - Consumer Direction in SLS Task Group Member Selection Announcement

Communication Brief - Request for feedback on New Federal Provider Screening Rules

October 29, 2014

Communication Brief - Home Care Final Rule and Shared Living Guidance

October 15, 2014

Communication Brief - Scope and Responsibilities of Authorized Representative

Communication Brief - Behavioral Health Organizations Practice Standards: Evaluation and Treatment of Covered Mental Illness in Children, Youth, and Adults with a Developmental Disability

Communication Brief - HB 14-1368 - Transition Youth with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities into Adult Services

October 1, 2014

Communication Brief - Announcement of Additional meeting for HB 14-1051 Strat Plan for Services for Persons with IDD

September 24, 2014

Communication Brief - Distribute DHS DRCO September 2014 CSTAT Slides

September 17, 2014

 

Communication Brief - Community Engagement Meetings NEW DATES - Strat Plan to Eliminate Wait List (HB 14-1051)

September 10, 2014

Communication Brief - CES, SLS, DD Waiver Renewal Update and Listening Log

SLS & DD Waiver Listening Log