Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Powerful learning management solutions for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities professionals

Easier, faster, and less expensive

Convenient and effective courses designed specifically for professionals devoted to providing specialized care and quality services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Featured Content

The State of IDD Training Report
Abuse and Neglect of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Using iPads and Handheld Technology to Support Independence
Best Practices for Training DSPs

Faster Onboarding

Quickly onboard new hires. Enable new hires to begin training immediately, instead of waiting for live events to be scheduled. Have new staff complete their orientation training faster and at their own convenience.

Auto-enroll new hires. Choose and automate new hire curricula for DSP’s, supervisors, social workers, and other categories. No need for administrators and managers to individually manage training assignments. Customize training plans for each employee, as needed.


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Better Tracking and Reporting



Being able to go in and pull their transcripts and have all their courses in one place saves us time.

Amber Parks, Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral & Developmental Healthcare



Easily manage tracking and reporting for compliance requirements

Know at all times where your organization stands, with regards to training-related compliance. Produce reports easily and immediately for funding sources and accrediting bodies.


  • Mandatory courses
  • Licenses and certifications (including CPR, first aid status, etc.).
  • Live, on-site training events
  • Custom material (such as Policies and Procedures)

Reduce time spent tracking and reporting by 75%. Automate the manual tasks associated with tracking trainee compliance, including capturing course assignment details and status.

Automated notifications. Managers and employees receive automated notifications indicating upcoming (or past-due!) deadlines. Let managers do their jobs and let the system manage compliance!


The Right Courses



The most important part for us is tracking the individuals. We have had a lot of comments from our agencies that really liked the coursework. The quality of training is very good. It’s directed at adult learners through interactive screens.

Director of Staff Development, State Department



The right courses for all of your staff- from DSPs to social workers to management.

Deliver courses designed to meet state-specific funding and accreditation requirements. Offer the CEU’s your staff needs for individual licenses. Developed by industry-leading experts. All at a lower cost than live training.

  • 220+ Accredited
  • Courses designed to meet provincial, CARF, COA, CAC and other training standards
  • Continuing education for DSPs, nurses, HR professionals, psychologists, social workers, therapists, case managers, and other direct service staff
  • Training to fulfill NADSP certification requirements

A DSP-Specific Curriculum. A curriculum for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with more than 200 course hours accredited to meet credentialing through the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). Developed with DSP’s in mind.

Include Your Existing Custom Courses. Take your existing courses (whether they are on Power Point or some other format) and upload them for your employees to take. Deliver key information- such as Policies and Procedures, and test on retention. Author new courses with easy-to-use tools.

Ensure Consistency of Training. Ensure core policies and training are delivered to a certain standard, using consistent online training. Increase staff competency and compliance with processes and procedures, directly impacting the quality of service provided.


Easier Scheduling



Having the ability to reach out to a large geographic area to individuals that have a wide variety of training needs, with a tool that that provides high quality course content makes the Relias e-learning system an invaluable tool which assists us in meeting our high quality standards.

Debra Needly, Director of Support Services, Support Inc.



Simplify the delivery of training- particularly for remote employees.

Scheduling and assigning training. Make it easier to schedule training for your staff.

  • Assign employees to courses with the click of a button.
  • Prioritize classes with tailored training plans.
  • Schedule and assign live training events or custom courses (including Policies and Procedures).
  • Auto-enroll new employees

Delivery for remote staff. Use online training to enable remote staff, particularly DSP’s, to complete required training without the need to travel. Dramatically increase the number of courses available to off-site staff.

Manage Your Live Training Events. Schedule and track live training events online. Automate enrollment and assignments.


Reduced Costs



Our return on investment is a savings of 7 hours of classroom training per DSP.

Tom McCluskey, SPHR, Staff Development Coordinator, New Horizons Resources



The Affordable, Quality Way to Train Staff.

Lower travel, backfill, and overtime expenses. Reduce the amount of time your remote staff needs to travel for on-site training. Eliminate the need to backfill shifts and reduce overtime pay.

No more “sunk” costs- save money by paying by “seat”. With onsite training, if an employee leaves the organization, you have to pay again for the next employee to go through the training. These costs can be significant, given the high turnover most IDD organizations face.

With Relias Learning, you pay by the “seat”. If an employee leaves the organization, the new employee is trained at no extra cost.

Ensure Consistency of Training. Ensure core policies and training are delivered to a certain standard, using consistent online training. Increase staff competency and compliance with processes and procedures, directly impacting the quality of service provided.



Preview a course from our IDD library

Abuse and Neglect of Individuals with I/DD

This interactive course help learners:

  • Define mental/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglects, and financial exploitation.
  • Recognize signs that may indicate a person is experiencing abuse or neglect.
  • Identify some risk factors for carrying out abuse or becoming an abuser.
  • Respond appropriately as a mandatory reporter to witnessed or suspected abuse.
  • Implement strategies that prevent or reduce abuse.
Privacy and Confidentiality for Non-HIPAA Covered Entities
This course provides general steps to protect privacy and confidentiality.
Working with People Post Chemotherapy
This course presents Pro on the Go instruction for caring for people post chemotherapy.
Working with People after a Stroke
This course presents Pro on the Go instruction for providing care to people who have had a stroke.
Weight: Measuring Without a Wheelchair
This module will review the procedure for weighing a person using a standing scale.
Signs and Symptoms of Constipation
This course provides Pro on the Go instruction about the signs and symptoms of constipation, prevention, and complications from unresolved constipation.
Infection Control: Droplet Precautions
This module reviews the steps to take to maintain droplet precautions.
Infection Control: Contact Precautions
This module reviews the steps needed to maintain contact precautions.
Effective Responses to Self-Injurious Behavior
This module reviews the interventions that can be used with individuals who exhibit self-injurious behaviors.
Condition Management Quick Tips: Parkinson's Disease
This course presents Pro on the Go Quick Tips for managing the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Condition Management Quick Tips: COPD Management
This course will present "Pro on the Go- Quick Tips" for managing COPD.