ODP Announcement 19-141 provides information regarding upcoming face-to-face sessions for agencies offering Community Participation Support (CPS) Services. All staff providing CPS services through the ID/A waiver programs are required to complete Department-approved training. Due to high demand for these trainings, three additional sessions are being offered in November. The Train the Trainer version of the Community Participation Supports for Direct Support Professionals is the hybrid of the online and face-to face-training and prepares agency staff responsible for training DSPs in the CPS curriculum.
Before registering for the face-to-face course or the individual modules, agency trainers must register as a user via MyODP.org. Prior to participation in a Train the Trainer session, agency trainers must complete via MyODP a self-inventory, pre-test, modules 1–7, a post-test, and certificate of completion. Attendance at one of the sessions is required to access Train the Trainer materials and to provide the instructor-led training.
Each training session is scheduled from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with a one-hour lunch break. Participants are responsible for their own lunches. Registration is first-come, first-served with a maximum of 20, with a limit of two people per agency.
The trainings are scheduled as follows:
- Thursday, November 21, 2019 – Allegheny Office of Intellectual Disabilities, Pittsburgh, PA
- Friday, November 22, 2019 – Capital Area Intermediate Unit, Summerdale, PA
- Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA