Are you a new Service and Support Administrator, or do you need comprehensive training? We can help!

The SSA Boot Camp, 19 hours of professional development, is designed to deliver collaborative, comprehensive, accurate and usable information to new and existing SSAs.

Through “ground maneuvers, air maneuvers and war games,” participants gain an overall knowledge of the job, and become familiar with the tools needed to work with confidence.

SSA Boot Camp is presented virtually on Zoom.

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Come to Boot Camp and learn how to “be all you can be!”

  • History and Overview of Developmental Disability (DD) Services
  • Structure of County Boards of DD
  • Board of DD Basics and Funding of County Boards
  • Review of Services Offered/Mandated by County Boards
  • Waiver services, match, PAWS and the importance of utilization
  • Medicaid Tenets – Free Choice of Provider
  • Acuity Assessment – Ratios and how they apply to services
  • DDP Ranges and how they apply to services
  • Person Centered Thinking (PCT)
  • Charting the Life Course (CtLC)
  • Trauma and Individuals with I/DD
  • Developing Person Centered Outcomes
  • Individual and Family Financial Planning
  • Provider Prospective on relation to waiver services utilization and management
  • Targeted Case Management – case note compliance, coding, and productivity
  • Home Visitor Safety

Sessions are led by dedicated professionals representing a cross-section of the DD industry.

KENNETH W. ALBERT, M.Ed., CPA, President MCG, Inc. – Working in the nonprofit and government accounting field for over 20 years having served as an integral part of Ohio Medicaid programs since 1986. Ken has served on numerous committees assisting with the development of various programs for public and private organizations that serve individuals with disabilities. He is known as a dynamic speaker, fluent in a wide array of subjects, including programs, staff development and finances.

ASHTON BENTON – Billing Specialist, Medicaid Billing Solutions — Leading the TCM Training in SSA Boot Camp, she helps SSAs understand TCM case noting, billing and compliance.

ANDREA CAHILL – Navy veteran and Nationally-registered EMT who has worked across the country as a paramedic, firefighter & Hazmat technician.

TANAI LYLES – Former Large Agency Provider QIDP, Training Developer, and current SSA Training and Development Coordinator with Clearwater COG.

LARA PALAY – Co-founding partner at Aldridge Palay Consulting, and a clinical social worker in private practice.

BARB SAPHARAS – Consultant, and Mentor-Trainer for The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices, who worked in county boards in many different capacities.

LYNN TRAMONTANO – Former Workshop and Adult Services Director and current Financial Advisor for Edward Jones.

SHARI WEBER – Director of Provider Services, Medicaid Billing Solutions – She provides perspectives on waiver services utilization and management, as well as the importance of planning and communication.

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The Reviews Are In!

“Great intro with important founding information and examples of real-world application.”

“The information answered all of the questions I have.”

“I liked the group work and actual participation.”

“This was probably the best training for SSA material I’ve ever had.”

“I liked the interactive practice and having handouts to keep to review in the future.”

“Very passionate on the topic and was very knowledgeable.”