When you enter into OPWDD services you also enter into a world of acronyms and assessments. One that has been around for quite some time is the Developmental Disability Profile-2, or DDP2. There are many different versions of the DDP that a care manager may use throughout their work with you but today we are going to look at the DDP2 and what role it plays in service planning.
The DDP-2 form is used to provide an accurate and thorough description of the skills and challenges of a person with I/DD to better understand their service needs. DDP-2 data is also used to describe, plan, and manage the system of services that a member can receive (including the available budget within a Self-Direction Plan). The data collected from this skills assessment falls into one of three categories: a person’s ability for self-care (adaptive skills), any behavioral health needs they may have (behavioral skills), and their overall health (health skills). An overall score called the Individual Service Planning Model Score (ISPM) is then generated. This score determines the level of support needed for that member (see accompanying chart below)
At Southern Tier Connect, the DDP-2 is completed within 30 days of enrollment with our organization. Thereafter, the DDP2 is updated whenever a significant change occurs to a person’s characteristics, abilities, and health and/or at least every two years to ensure an accurate reflection of a person’s capabilities.
If you’re interested in seeing exactly what questions are asked on a DDP-2 you can view the form here. If you have more questions or want to review the answers on your or your loved one’s current DDP-2 reach out to your care manager at any time!