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June Newsletter

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June Newsletter

Hello!
With June coming to a close, Community Pathways is excited to be celebrating the beginning of summer with our Seven Corners Collaborative partners at Community Vision, FACT Oregon, and the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities with a Summer Party this Wednesday, June 26th, 2-6pm.

Food, drinks, games, and raffle prize will be provided! The event is at Seven Corners (2475 SE Ladd Avenue). It's free and open to the public. We invite you to come celebrate with us!
As we enter our second year at the Seven Corners building, we are so grateful to collaborate with our wonderful building partners to help create a hub of information, resources, and support for individuals and families who experience disability.

We wish you all a fun, happy and safe summer!

Jennifer Santiago
Executive Director

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Customer Story: Lawrence, an Artist at Work

Meet Lawrence, an artist living and working in Portland. Recently, Lawrence and his PSW Monica sat down with us to share about Lawrence's artistic practice, experience living in his own apartment, and the recent news of being chosen for the 2019 Field of View Residency at Public Annex. The residency will pay Lawrence, connect him with an artist mentor, and culminate in a gallery exhibition. Read the full interview with Lawrence here.

Visit Lawrence’s artist website here.

 

DD Advocacy - How to Get Involved

Contact us to learn how you can get involved in self-advocacy. Check out the Oregon Developmental Disability Coalition's top priorities when advocating for DD services here.

Personal Advocacy

  • Learning how to ask for what you want and need from your personal support worker(s), family, and personal agent.

  • Asking to change case managers/personal agent, the brokerage or case management entity that delivers support services to you, and goals in your ISP.

  • Visit OSAC's website and learn about the benefits of becoming a member (it's free!).

Community Advocacy

  • Getting involved in your community and advocating for the rights of people who experience disabilities in your area.

  • Get involved with the Self Advocates Taking Action group that meets ever Friday at Seven Corners, or join Build A Movement events.

Political Advocacy

  • Visiting the Oregon State Capitol to share your story with law makers (legislators) and why funding DD services matters to you and the community.

  • Visit the Oregon Developmental Disability Coalition's GO! Project website to learn more about advocating at the legislative level.

 

PSW EVV Orientation Sessions

The PSW Electronic Visit Verification system will start on July 16, 2019.

Learn more about the PSW Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) at

Register for a PSW EVV Orientation Session at

Spanish / Español
Vietnamese /Tiếng Việt
Russian /русский

Check out Frequently Asked Questions about the PSW EVV System.

 

Upcoming Events

Summer Party & Exhibition Opening at the Seven Corners Collaborative

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2-6pm

  • Summer party and exhibition opening featuring artist Mikayla Carpenter.

  • 2475 SE Ladd Avenue, 4th Floor, Portland, OR 97214

  • FREE and open to the public. Food and drinks provided. Raffle prizes.

  • Event Flyer (PDF)

  • For more information, contact Jill at jill@cvision.org


Oregon Brewer's Festival - Volunteer and support UCP as a beneficiary

  • Wednesday-Saturday, July 24-27, 2019

  • UCP needs 80 volunteers for the festival. Register using the link below and put "UCP Volunteer" in the comments section to count toward their volunteer total. As this year's "Charity of Choice" UCP can raise thousands toward its disability services!

  • Register at https://events-connect.com/obf/

2019 Division Clinton Street Fair & Parade

  • Saturday, July 24, 2019

    • Parade: 10:45am – 12pm

    • Street Fair: 10am – 5pm

  • Parade: SE 41st & Division to SE 26th & Clinton (watch the parade along SE Division St)

  • Street Fair: SE Clinton Street (SE 25th – 28th) and SE 26th Ave (SE Clinton to Division)

  • Fun community event in the Division/Clinton neighborhood we call home.

  • Learn more at https://www.divisionclinton.com/the-division-clinton-street-fair/

FACT Oregon's All Ability Tri4Youth

  • Saturday, August 2, 2019. Race starts at 9am.

  • Tualatin Hills Athletic Center in Beaverton, OR

  • Open to athletes of all abilities ages 8-26 years old

  • Register as an athlete, team, or volunteer at https://factoregon.org/tri4youth/

The 15th Annual Walk, Roll 'n' Run for UCP


Are there other events you'd like us to share with the community? Please let us know. We value your feedback. Thank you!

 

Our Mission

Community Pathways' mission is to assist adults with developmental disabilities to live empowered, self-determined lives through community connections.

Learn more About Us

PSW Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

What is EVV?

The Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is an electronic way for verifying attendant care services. It will help with more accurately tracking Medicaid personal care services and home health services.

Who is required to use EVV?

EVV is only currently required for Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) who provide the following Attendant or Personal Care services:

•OR526 –Attendant Care

•OR526/ZE –Attendant Care 2:1 staff

•OR507 –Daily Relief Care

•OR502 –State Plan Personal Care

How do I know if I provide one of these Attendant or Personal Care services?

Please check your service agreement(s) to find out if you are providing one of these services.

Why do PSW’s have to use EVV?

EVV is a part of a federal law that was passed by Congress in 2016. It requires states to verify the delivery of Medicaid-funded Attendant or Personal Care services in real time (at the time the service is occurring) from providers. This federal law requires the use of EVV for all Medicaid personal care services and home health services that require an in-home visit by a provider.

Will PSW’s be trained on how to use EVV?

Yes! Learn how to use the EVV system by attending an EVV Orientation Session. PSW’s must register to attend orientation sessions. They will be presented in English and alternate languages that have been noted. There will eventually be EVV tutorials and user guides available.

How do i register for a PSW evv orientation SEssion?

Go to DHS’s iLearn website at https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/PROVIDERS-PARTNERS/EVV%20Docs/How-to-Register-for-PSW-EVV-Orientation-Session-iLearn.pdf

When will PSW’s have to start using EVV?

Statewide roll-out of EVV will be July 16, 2019. Orientation information will be provided in May through a separate communication and also on the EVV web page.  Information from DHS will be mailed to PSW’s, customers and employers. Please watch for this in your mail.

How can I learn more about EVV?

Visit the Oregon DHS website at https://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/PROVIDERS-PARTNERS/Pages/evv.aspx

Watch the EVV Video Tutorials on the OrGovDHS YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV8JzGRAArg

Follow and like the eXPRS payment system on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EXPRSpaymentsystem/HowHo