Agency for Persons with Disabilities Required Courses

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.
 
Contact Heather Burton, Training Coordinator, today by calling (954) 746-9400 x2215 or e-mail hburton@arcbroward.com. To register online, check our Training Calendar for the next APD classes and other opportunities to grow professionally and make yourself invaluable to your employer. Ask about Group Rates!
 

APD Core Competency: Introduction to Developmental Disabilities

Duration:   Three (3) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person

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

Duration:  Three (3) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person

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:  Three (3) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person

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
 

APD Core Competency: Person-Centered Planning

Duration:  Three (3) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person

Person Centered Planning is an ongoing problem-solving process used to help people with disabilities plan for their future. In person centered planning, groups of people focus on an individual and that person's vision of what they would like to do in the future. This "person-centered" team meets to identify opportunities for the focus person to develop personal relationships,

Topics covered include:

  • Defining Person-Centerd Planning
  • Differences between Person-Centered Planning and System-Centered Planning
  • What is going on in Florida and its implementation
  • Challenges and advantages of implementing a Person-Centered Planning
  • Parts and example of a Person-Centered Planning
 

APD Core Competency: Choices and Rights

Duration:  Three (3) Hours
Cost:  $20 per person

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
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