Online Training

Online Training

The following training materials will assist you in your learning journey as you evolve as a direct support professional and commit your efforts to providing holistic support as safely as possible. We will be adding to this list as additional online educational resources are identified – so please check back on a regular basis.    

Promoting Relationships and Implementing Safe Environments (PRAISE)

OPWDD serves individuals with developmental disabilities with a set of values which include supporting human dignity, showing compassion, promoting honesty and providing for excellence in all that we do. This training is being provided in order to remind us all about our responsibilities to demonstrate these core values when we support the people we serve. VIEW TRAINING

Prevention of Choking and Aspiration

Many people served by OPWDD have problems chewing and/or swallowing food, placing them at possible risk for choking or aspiration. These individuals need food and/or liquids changed in some way to make them safer and easier to eat. VIEW TRAINING

Autism Initiative Training Series

As the increasing numbers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) mature and seek independence in their adult lives, OPWDD anticipates an ongoing need to provide evidence-based training to staff of all levels. VIEW TRAINING

DSP Code of Ethics and Core Competencies Tool Kit

The Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT) are pleased to offer you this website as a source of current information, practical resources and tools that will assist you. VIEW TRAINING

Aging Information

By 2025 the average person served by OPWDD will be 50 years of age. This is an increase from almost 30 percent in 2003 to more than 33 percent in 2007. Part and parcel of OPWDD’s mission is to address the primary issues connected with providing this growing population with an optimum quality of life. VIEW TRAINING