Agency for Persons with Disabilities Required Courses

Contact a member of our team today at pmoneymaker@arcbroward.com in order to schedule a session for your staff. We can come to you or arrange a training on site for six or more staff.
 
APD Core Competency:  Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
Duration:  Four (4) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person (ask about group discounts!)
 
Do you or your staff provide services to APD clients? Then this course is for you! This Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) core competency course educates participants on the different types of developmental and functional disabilities. This interactive forum allows participants to engage in workshops and apply concepts learned through group activities. This course is a core requirement for anyone providing service to an APD client and meets the APD requirements for training. 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Defining Developmental Disabilities
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Direct Care Staff
  • Teaching Skills
  • Legal Protections for Persons with Disabilities
 
APD Core Competency:  Health & Safety
Health and Safety
Duration:  Four (4) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person (ask about group discounts!)
 
This Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) core competency course focuses on a broad range of health and safety-related topics. This course is a core requirement for anyone providing service to an APD client and meets the APD requirements for training. 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Health Overview
  • Medication Awareness
  • Infection Control and Food Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
 
APD Core Competency:  Zero Tolerance
Duration:  Four (4) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person (ask about group discounts!)
 
Approximately 90% of individuals with a disability will be abused in their lifetime. This figure is alarming, yet much can be done to reduce the number of occurrences. This informative course enlightens participants on the many issues relating to abuse, and equips participants with the necessary tools to help reduce and stop abuse from occurring. This interactive seminar allows participants to apply concepts learned by engaging in group activities. 
 
This course is a core requirement for anyone providing service to an APD client and meets the APD requirement for training. 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Defining Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Exploring the Issues
  • Recognizing the Sign and Symptoms of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Prevention and Safety Planning
 
Choices and Rights
Duration:  Four (4) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person (ask about group discounts!)
 
Learn what your role as a service provider is in creating greater opportunities for choice and aiding individuals with disabilities to exercise their rights. This Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) course focuses on empowering individuals through exercising choice, being active participants in their own life and remaining in control of their life’s direction.
 
Topics covered include:
  • The History of Self-Definition and Autonomy
  • Mobility
  • The Role of Technology
  • Review of Rights of an Individual with a Disability
 
Core Assurances
Duration:  Two (2) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person (ask about group discounts!)
 
Core Assurances are incorporated into the Medicaid Waiver Services Agreement (MWSA) by reference. It specifies Administrative and Programmatic requirements. Non-compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in the Core Assurances may result in termination of the MWSA. The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) strongly recommends that providers review these tools to ensure they understand and adhere to all standards. 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Monitoring
  • Compliance with Laws and Regulations
  • Program Requirements
  • Administrative Policies, Procedures and Practices 
 

 

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