Advocacy 101

Through a series of lessons and practical learning activities, this course will help you gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively communicate your ideas and concerns to legislators in order to influence decisions that impact supportive care. Advocacy 101 is a combination of DS classes Rights/Advocacy & Level 1 Health.

Scheduled Advocacy 101 Training Sessions

    Date Trainer Fee
    Monday 08/10/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
    Thursday 08/27/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
    Tuesday 09/29/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
    Wednesday 10/14/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
    Tuesday 11/03/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
    Friday 11/20/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
    Tuesday 12/01/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!

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    AWMD – 2 Day

    The Assisting With Medication Delivery class provides a comprehensive training on how to properly assist in administering medications.

    Scheduled AWMD Training Sessions

      AWMD is an Agency Specific training that is provided for Support Staff at A Better Way of Living.

      Classes are usually set for the second to last Thursday and Friday of the month.

      ABWL Employees: Please contact John Noel to register for training.

      CPR/First Aid – 2 year

      Participants receive two-year certification in the area of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. John Noel is a certified American Heart Association and ECSI CPR/First Aid Instructor.

      Scheduled CPR/First Aid Training Sessions

        Date Trainer Fee
        Tuesday 08/11/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Monday 08/17/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Friday 08/28/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Wednesday 09/09/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Tuesday 09/15/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Monday 09/28/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Wednesday 10/07/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Thursday 10/22/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Monday 10/26/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Friday 11/06/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Tuesday 11/17/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Monday 11/30/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Tuesday 12/08/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Wednesday 12/16/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!
        Wednesday 12/30/15, 9:00 am John Noel $45.00 Register!

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        Foundation for Health & Wellness

        One-day course addressing a variety of health-related topics. Course participants will be introduced to emergency, acute and health-maintenance situations; observing for medication effects; specialized diets; aspiration; medical crisis plans; dental care; seating and positioning; seizure intervention; and promoting health of individuals receiving services.

        Scheduled Foundation for Health & Wellness Training Sessions

          Date Trainer Fee
          Monday 08/03/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
          Tuesday 09/01/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
          Thursday 09/17/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
          Wednesday 09/23/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
          Tuesday 10/06/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
          Monday 10/19/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
          Thursday 10/29/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
          Tuesday 11/10/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
          Thursday 11/19/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
          Friday 12/11/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
          Monday 12/21/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!

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          SP Person-Centered Planning (DS)

          This new (7/08) DDSD 1-day class has been updated to include new PCP info. This one-day course is about the individual service planning process. Participants will learn about person-centered values; choice and being an effective team member. Pre-req: Pre-Service(DS). Also PCP-1 day is a pre-req to Teaching & Support Strategies course.

          Scheduled ISP Person-Centered Planning Training Sessions

            Date Trainer Fee
            Wednesday 08/05/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Wednesday 08/19/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Tuesday 08/25/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Monday 09/07/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Thursday 09/24/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Friday 10/09/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Friday 10/23/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
            Wednesday 10/28/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Thursday 11/12/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
            Monday 11/23/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Wednesday 12/02/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
            Thursday 12/10/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
            Tuesday 12/22/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!

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            articipatory Communication/Choice-Making

            Recommended pre-requisites: Pre-Service; ISP-DS.

            One-day course covering communication styles, learning styles, and development of appropriate assistive communication strategies/devices for people with disabilities.

            Scheduled Participatory Communication/Choice-Making Training Sessions

              Date Trainer Fee
              Thursday 08/13/15, 9:00 am Adamson $35.00 Register!
              Friday 09/18/15, 9:00 am Adamson $35.00 Register!
              Wednesday 09/30/15, 9:00 am Adamson $35.00 Register!
              Friday 10/02/15, 9:00 am Adamson $35.00 Register!
              Friday 10/30/15, 9:00 am Adamson $35.00 Register!
              Wednesday 11/18/15, 9:00 am Adamson $35.00 Register!
              Thursday 12/17/15, 9:00 am Adamson $35.00 Register!

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              ositive Behavior Support Strategies

              One-day course addressing positive behavior support philosphy and practices. Course participants learn about behavioral intervention models, the holistic assessment process, various roles/responsibilities of team members, and more…

              Scheduled Positive Behavior Support Strategies Training Sessions

                Date Trainer Fee
                Friday 08/07/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Friday 08/28/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
                Thursday 09/10/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Friday 09/25/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Thursday 10/08/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Tuesday 10/27/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
                Monday 11/09/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Tuesday 11/24/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Thursday 12/03/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Wednesday 12/09/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                Tuesday 12/29/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!

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                re-Service (DS)

                One-day course addressing a variety of health-related topics. Course outcome: Course participants will be introduced to advocacy and rights (e.g., the rights of individuals, the incident mgmt. system), communication and choice-making, positive behavior support and person-centered planning.

                Scheduled Pre-Service Training Sessions

                  Date Trainer Fee
                  Thursday 08/06/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Tuesday 08/18/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Friday 09/04/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Wednesday 09/16/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
                  Monday 09/21/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Thursday 10/01/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Tuesday 10/13/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Wednesday 10/21/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Monday 11/02/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Wednesday 11/25/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!
                  Friday 12/04/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Tuesday 12/15/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                  Monday 12/28/15, 9:00 am John Noel $35.00 Register!

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                  eaching & Support Strategies DS

                  Pre-req: ISP Person-Centered Plng(DS).

                  One-day course addressing teaching methods and support strategies used for teaching skills. Participants will–through a combination of classroom-based instructions and one-the-job observation/mentoring–learn about teaching adaptive skills, understanding learning styles, writing/using task analysis, using various types of prompting, providing corrective feedback, using reinforcement and documenting progress. (Note: This course replaces Vision to Action:Goals, Objectives. DSP and DSP Supervisors who have completed G/O do not need to complete this course.)

                  Scheduled Teaching & Support Strategies Training Sessions

                    Date Trainer Fee
                    Friday 08/14/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                    Thursday 09/03/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                    Monday 09/14/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                    Tuesday 10/20/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                    Thursday 11/05/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                    Monday 11/16/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!
                    Friday 12/18/15, 9:00 am Barbie Montoya $35.00 Register!

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