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Documentary Film Screening: “Of the Community” 

This film follows the lives of eight individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their journey to becoming of their community, not just in it. It also warns service providers of unconscious institutional mindsets that can threaten good service intentions. Attendees can expect to…

  • Gain a refreshed and energized perspective on the meaning of true community inclusion.
  • See how an elevated role-perception amongst direct support professionals is a key driver to making dreams a reality for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families!

This screening will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 1:00 pm–1:45 pm ET.

Click here to register.

DirectCourse online learning is a partnership between the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration and Elsevier to further community living and integrated employment supports for people across disabilities.

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The Art of Supervision in IDD: Live Q&A With Dennis Reid, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Supervisors play a critical role in engaging and retaining DSPs. Their ability to seamlessly shift from providing encouragement and recognition to feedback and accountability is an art form that separates great supervisors and leaders from the rest.

How can you be a better a supervisor and leader?

On Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET, Dennis Reid, Ph.D., BCBA-D will join Relias to answer your questions on being a great leader, mentor, and supporter for your DSP staff. He’ll answer questions live and provide insights on why supervision is so important in the IDD field.

Submit your question for Dennis and register for the live Q&A session here.

A Review of PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2021 – PAHAN – 569 – 4-30 – UPD UPDATE: Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Exposure to COVID-19

Friday, August 6, 2021
9:30 am–10:30 am

COVID-19 infection rates are projected to increase in Pennsylvania due to a number of factors. There is concern that this increase in infections will exacerbate the already straining staffing capacity of long-term care facilities. To ensure that we are prepared to support some of the most vulnerable populations, Holly Simpson from the Pennsylvania Department of Health will present a review of the information contained in PA HAN 569. This review will include topics such as defining a “high-risk” exposure for healthcare personnel (HCP), how and when work exclusion for HCP should occur, testing strategies for HCP, and criteria for reducing work exclusion for HCP to mitigate staffing shortages.

Register here.