Along with the rest of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. We recognize that it has brought uncertainty and disruption to everyone. In an effort to continue to serve as well as keep people safe, DPI offers the following.
While we know this is a difficult time, this pandemic is also an incredible opportunity to help one another. We look forward to partnerships that help us navigate our current situation.
Overview of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities covers: looking at definitions, how they are diagnosed, causes and common characteristics
Prader-Willis Syndrome Basics covers: Physical effects over the lifespan, personality and behavior challenges, recommendations for structured lifestyle and role of sensory integration
History of Developmental Disabilities Services covers: overview of how things have evolved including language used, life in institutions, “best intention” practices, and current positive culture model
Non-verbal Communication covers: focusing on the many ways humans communication without words and how to interpret what is being expressed
Crisis response/Practical Behavior Intervention covers: effects of environment; recognizing communication; “Try Another Way” approach, defensive blocks, minimizing drama, the wonder of structure and predictability
Trauma Informed Care and Building Supportive Relationships covers: understanding the effects of trauma and how to provide appropriate supports, basic tips about how to support a person displaying challenging behaviors and avoiding power struggles
Anxiety and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities covers: recognizing effects of anxiety; common causes of anxiety; practical tools to help the anxious feel more secure
This class on this date is no longer available for registration.
The purpose of a challenge course is to provide participants the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skill competency outside of a formal class setting. Participants have sole responsibility to prepare for the knowledge and skill evaluations. Anyone is eligible to participate in a challenge.
The American Red Cross training, First Aid emergencies, incorporate the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care standards. They will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Participants will learn the skills to provide immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Certification is good for two years.
The American Red Cross training, Adult and Child CPR/AED with Anaphylaxis and Epi Auto-Injector, incorporate the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care standards. They will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing emergencies. Participants will learn the skills to provide immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Certification is good for two years.
Understanding Autism covers: Autism spectrum disorder history, PDD-NOS and Asperger Syndrome, causes, physical characteristics, communication, socialization, sensory challenges, mood and aggression, SIB and savant behaviors, self-coping and resources
Ethics versus Rights covers: ethical dilemmas and basis for reaction, values, right dilemmas and basis for reaction, rights violations, and minor versus adult and legal guardians
DD Relationships covers: information coming
Communication and Sensory Integration covers: how the brain processes information, regulating sensory information, over/under stimulation, stimming, behaviors related to stimming, sensory processing disorder, sensory diets and resources, and nonverbal communication
Caregiver Stress Relief covers: depletion checklist, effects of stress and creating a stress relief tool kit
Behavior Support Basics covers: communication, effects of the environment, understanding the brain, trauma, balance of power and self care
Positive Intervention – Self Advocacy – Positive Culture, Person Centered Planning, Self Determination, Self Advocacy, Community Integration covers: positive culture overview, person centered planning definition and identifying goals of people served, self-determination definition, significance, recognizing self-determination in our lives and people we serve, self-advocacy definition and applying to people who are verbal and nonverbal, community integration definition, being productive, giving back and citizenship.
MUI/UI, Individual Rights, Blood Borne Pathogens, Health Welfare Alerts covers: MUI/UI definitions, immediate response and reporting requirements, individual rights, blood borne pathogens, universal precautions, review of DODD’s health and welfare alerts from last 12 months.
Initial Provider Training covers: best practices, overview of developmental disabilities, provider roles and responsibilities, major unusual incidents, health and welfare alerts, universal precautions and blood borne pathogens; DD history, self-determination and self-advocacy, implementing person centered individual service plan (ISP), community integration, individual rights, developing relationships.
Certification 2 training covers the various kinds of internal feeding tubes and their components, the internal and external placement of internal feeding tubes, the differences between G and J tubes, how to respond to common complications and emergency situations, and the daily maintenance checklist for internal feeding tubes. Participants will demonstrate the techniques for administering formula and medication.
Insulin class offered by request only. Instructor covers Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus, potential signs, symptoms and treatments of diabetes mellitus, the importance of diet, exercise, and foot care, potential complications of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, the methods for infection control, disposal of sharps and documentation of insulin administration. Participants will demonstrate correct use of a Glucometer.
Certification 1 training covers how to prepare, administer and document procedures when administering prescribed medication. Participants will be able to perform and document various health-related activities. In addition, instructor will explain how the rules and regulations governing administration or medications and performance of health-related activities apply to their care-giving activities. Finally, class participants will learn what action to take when signs and symptoms may indicate a significant health problem or medication side effect.