Friday, March 29, 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: Advocacy and Promoting Self Advocacy and Self Determination

9:30am- 12:30pm

Students will work in this class to describe and demonstrate how actions of the direct support professional best fit the definition of advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Students will investigate different styles of direct support practice and in group activities involving role play demonstrate a supportive, coaching style of advocacy. Students will discuss the importance of network building in their advocacy efforts on behalf of individuals they support.  This class delves into the concepts of attribution styles and individual’s internal and external locus of control and how maximizing an internal locus of control benefits successful goal directed decision making and self-advocacy.  Discussion also includes forms of legal advocacy including guardianship. 


Session 2: Supporting Successful Community Living - Assisting People to Direct Their Own Supportive Services

 1:30pm - 4:30pm

In this class students will identify and discuss strategies to assist people receiving support to participate in the recruitment, training, and management of support staff.  Students will investigate how they might best work within their agency’s structure to maximize the supported individual’s opportunity to direct their own supportive services.  In assisting individuals to take leadership roles in their own supportive services students will learn techniques for helping individuals to identify their own needs, preferences, and priorities.

 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.