Friday, March 15, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Developmental Disabilities of Clark County 
2535 Kenton Street
Springfield, OH 45505

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Andrea McKay, OADSP 

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Trainings will be at the Main Campus, Activity Center in Buckeye Rooms A and B. Please reference the map below.

 Free Provider Development Training by DODD/OADSP

The Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals and the Ohio Department of Developmentally Disabilites have partnered to offer a series of training modules FREE of charge to providers through the nationally accredited, provider developed DSPaths program! These trainings work well for both direct support staff and supervisors. Please see descriptions below:

Session 1: A Closer Look at Autism

9:30am- 12:30pm

According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States.  Students in this class will discuss the common characteristics of types of autism found under the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including how ASD is diagnosed and its prevalence.  The specific challenges common to people who experience ASD will be discussed in detail with a focus on how a direct support professional might provide effective supports to a person with ASD.


Session 2: Trauma Response

 1:30pm - 4:30pm

People with developmental disabilities experience significantly higher rates of trauma.  This class is designed to develop skills to identify and consider a person’s history of traumatic experiences as a means to gain insight into origins and patterns of their actions.  The class then focuses on developing skills to support people that have experienced trauma in a manner that promotes healing, recovery, and emotional wellbeing based on understanding.

 Attend one or both sessions!

If you plan to attend both sessions please pack a lunch as there will not be enough time to leave to get lunch between sessions. 

These modules count towards the hours needed for the $1/hour wage increase. Learn more about the wage increase here.