DDD Provider Training

Last Updated September 23, 2021


IDHS - RN Nurse Trainer Medication Administration in the Community

Tuesday October 5, 2021  Webinar 1 is from 9:30am to 11:30am  & Webinar 2 is from 12:45pm  to 2:45pm

Additional information for Webinars

Register for webinar 1

Register for webinar 2


DSP Course Coordinator Training  CLASS IS FULL

This course is designed for new and/or existing DSP Course Coordinators.

We will cover background checks, how to place DSP on the HCWR, how to get a DSP waiver, how to seek reimbursement for training, how to conduct a classroom and on-line training, how to get an approved DSP training program.

Classes are scheduled for Tuesday September 28, 2021 and Thursday September 30, 2021.  Classes are from 9:00am to 4:00pm both days.

Must attend both days to received credit for attendance and obtain 12 CE's.  Classes are limited to 25 registrants. CLASS IS FULL

 Last day to register is September 20, 2021 by 4:00pm.

Training will be conducted Via WebEx.  There will be different links for both days.

 To register for this class please email DHS.BQM@illinois.gov with the following info:

Training and Dates:

Name:

Agency Name:

Agency Address:

Agency Phone umber:

Email Address:


October 13, 2021 1pm - 3pm

Employment Webinar: What's New, What's Now!

Presenters:

  • Jeanine Zlockie, Director of Special Projects, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Casey Burke, Supported Employment Administrator, Division of Developmental Disabilities

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), join the Supported Employment Leadership Network and the Division of Developmental Disabilities to discuss the national landscape of employment supports for people with I/DD. Learn about proposed and pending changes to SEP services, rates and requirements.

Link to register


Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)  CLASSS IS FULL

Training Will be held on Tuesday October 19, 2021 & Thursday October 21, 2021 from 9am to 4pm both days. There is a 15 person limit for this training.

To register please email DHS.BQM@illinois.gov the following info:

Training and Date(s):

Name of Participant:

Agency Name:

Agency Address:

Phone Number:

Email address:


October 27, 2021 1pm - 3pm

Using Assistive Technology to Increase Independence of Adults with I/DD

Presenters:

  • Derek Hedges, Medicaid Waiver Supervisor, DDD
  • Kathy Hooyenga, Occupational Therapist & Rehabilitation Engineering Technologist, University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC)
  • Fani Lee, Occupational Therapist, UIC
  • Patricia Politano, Speech-Language Pathologist, UIC
  • Vincent Smith, Self-Advocate

This webinar will review ways providers can use assistive technology to help people with I/DD be more independent. This will include information about apps and devices that can assist consumers with self-care tasks, reminders, reading, writing, and travel in the community. In addition, low-tech assistive technology that can enable consumers to handle many tasks around the home environment will be presented. Information will be shared about ways AT can be funded. Attendees will also hear from a self-advocate on how they use assistive technology in their life.

Link to Register for Assistive Technology training:


DSP Course Coordinator Training  CLASS IS FULL

This course is designed for new and/or existing DSP Course Coordinators. We will cover background checks, how to place DSP on the HCWR, how to get a DSP waiver, how to seek reimbursement for training, how to conduct a classroom and on-line training, how to get an approved DSP training program.

Classes are scheduled for Tuesday November 2, 2021 and Thursday November 4, 2021. Classes are from 9:00am to 4:00pm both days

Last day to register is October 18, 2021 by 4:00pm.  Classes are limited to 25 registrants.

 Must attend both days to received credit for attendance and obtain 12 CE's.  Training will be conducted Via WebEx. There will be different links for both days.

To register for this class please email DHS.BQM@illinois.gov with the following info:

Training and Dates:

Name:

Agency Name:

Agency Address:

Agency Phone number:

Email Address:


November 3, 2021 1pm - 3pm

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Working with People with Dual Diagnosis

Presenters:

  • Amie Burke, BCBA, Illinois Crisis Prevention Network
  • Kim Shontz, LCSW, Illinois Crisis Prevention Network

Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who also have mental health diagnosis to live their best lives can be challenging! Positive support and understanding along with interventions can go a long way in providing a foundation for success. This webinar will explore behaviors that may occur within the context of a mental health crisis, as well as interventions from a clinical therapy and applied behavior analytic method. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from a self-advocate on how positive support and understanding has made a difference in their lives.

Link to register for Interdisciplinary Approach training:


New Provider Orientation Training (NPO) 

New Provider Orientation will be on Tuesday November 16, 2021 & Thursday November 18, 2021 from 9am to 12pm both days. 

This session is full as names were taken form the waiting list.   

The attendees for future NPO will be invited from a waiting list. To be added to the wait list please send email to DHS.BQM@illinois.gov with the following information:

Training and Date(s):

Name of Participant:

Agency Name:

Agency Address:

Phone Number:

Email address:


Residential Director Core (RDC)  CLASS IS FULL

This course is designed for new and/or existing Home Mangers, House Supervisors, Unit Directors, residential directors, etc. We will cover how to enhance and provide skills that facilitate day-to-day operations and programs such as: how to recognize and protect individual's rights, to develop program resources, how to recognize abuse, neglect and financial exploitation and how to report them, which rules govern the various residential programs, the importance of effective policies and procedures, ways to improve staff hiring, development and retention.

Classes are scheduled for Tuesday December 7, 2021 and Thursday December 9, 2021 from 9:00am to 4:00pm both days. Last day to register is Wednesday November 24, 2021 by 4:00pm. Class is limited to 25 registrants.

Must attend both days to receive credit for attending and to receive 12 CE's. Training will be done via WebEx. You will receive different links for each day to join. To register for this course please email DHS.BQM@illinois.gov with the following info:

Training and Dates:

Name:

Agency Name:

Phone Number:

Email address:


December 8, 2021 1pm to 3pm

Accessibility 101 for Providers working with Adults with DD who have Physical Access Needs

Presenters:

  • Glenn Hedman, Rehabilitation Engineer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Assistive Technology Unit (UIC-ATU)
  • Kim Kavanagh, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Chris Stucki, Architect
  • Kathy Waldera, Occupational Therapist & Rehabilitation Engineer, UIC - ATU
  • Marcus Williams, AT Specialist, UIC - ATU

This webinar will discuss universal design principles that promote access and independence by adults with DD in the home environment. Information will also be shared about environmental modifications and adaptive equipment that can maximize accessibility and safety in the home. Information will include funding opportunities for home modifications. Attendees will also hear from a self-advocate on how they have moved into an accessible home in the community.

Link to register:


Training Events:  watch for in 2021.  See the Course Descriptions and Curricula and Training Events Calendar links below.


General Information

  • You must sign in and out to receive credit.  Sign in at least 15 minutes before class starts.  Class starts promptly at the designated time listed on the course description or training event page.
  • You may need a State of Illinois employee badge, driver's license, or other state-issued photo identification. Allow extra time for security check points.
  • Training is usually provided at no cost to participants.
  • Snacks or lunch are not provided.
  • DDD Quality Enhancement Section

Download & Print Adobe Documents

Free download: Get Adobe.Com.  Must have Adobe Reader version 7.0 to print required materials for all classes. 

Reasonable Accommodations

All attempts will be made to honor a request for reasonable accommodation including alternative formats of classroom materials, if received 30 days in advance of the training session. Please contact DHS.BQM@illinois.gov  or (217) 782-9438.