The Mid-Valley Region is one of five Developmental Disability regional programs funded by the DHS Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS). Mid-Valley Region is based in Marion County and hosted by the Marion County Health Department. The Mid-Valley Region provides crisis and pre-crisis support to DD case managers employed with Community Developmental Disability Programs and Support Service Brokerages in a seven county area, i.e. across Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill counties.
The Mid-Valley Region provides a variety of assistance to DD case managers, including administration of support needs assessment, behavioral consultation, inter-regional placement referral, training, and technical assistance. Training provided by Mid-Valley Region covers Positive Behavior Supports, Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavioral Support Plans, Oregon Intervention System, Health Care Decision Making and Health Care Representatives, and more.
Mid-Valley Region closely collaborates with statewide partners, on behalf of DD case managers, to identify and/or develop residential services for children and adults with complex support needs. Mid-Valley Region collaborates for this purpose with the other four regional programs, i.e. Cascade Region, Eastern Region, Metro/North Coast Region, and Southern Region. Mid-Valley Region also works closely with the ODDS Children's 24-hour Residential Services Program, the ODDS Stabilization and Crisis Unit, and the ODDS Forensics transition team, to identify appropriate and available services for those with complex support needs.
Mid-Valley Region routinely participates in ODDS stakeholder advisory groups and maintains ongoing membership on the Oregon Intervention System Steering Committee to review exception requests, help deliver the annual OIS Forum, and develop new OIS curriculum. Mid-Valley Region participates in state-sponsored pilots, such as, the delivery of Personal Support Worker New Member Orientation for the Oregon Home Care Commission. Mid-Valley Region provides ongoing technical assistance to DD case managers related to child foster home certification, statewide resource capacity for individuals with complex support needs, and pre-crisis and emergent crisis intervention strategies.
The work of the Mid-Valley Region results in improved lives for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability and their families, increased competencies of service providers, and valuable field perspective to state leadership who develop policy and practice.
For more information about the Developmental Disability Mid-Valley Region Program, please contact:
Kim Dullmeyer, Program Supervisor