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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Powerful learning management solutions for IDD 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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Save Time and Money

Let your staff train anytime, anywhere, reducing training concerns and overtime expenses.
partners

ANCOR and The ARC

ANCOR and The Arc work with Relias to ensure that our training plays an integral role in the success of your organization.
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Optimize Workforce Processes

Speed up onboarding and streamline staff development and performance improvement programs.

The Right Courses

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

IDD Library

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.

 

Reduced Costs

The affordable, quality way to train staff

online training

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.

Better Tracking and Reporting

Easily manage tracking and reporting for compliance requirements

Tracking

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. Track:

  • 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!

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Easier Scheduling

Simplify the delivery of training- particularly for remote employees

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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.

We're More Than a Training Vendor. We're Your Learning Partner

Discover how IDD organizations are using Relias Learning to impact the lives of those they serve.

Impact Story: Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia

"With so many different services that we provide, which is all over the spectrum, Relias is capable of delivering that and allowing us to do a comprehensive training assignment for every position type in our agency. This is an efficient method of delivering trainings that can be very, very specific."

Thomas Stallings
Easter Seals UCP | NC + VA

 

Partners

We work with industry-leading partners to ensure our training meets your training needs.

The Arc
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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Customized Self-Employment Part 10: Benefits Management for SSI Recipients
Through this course you will gain the skills to support individuals in managing their own finances and benefits while operating their own small businesses.
Customized Self-Employment Part 9: Benefits Management for SSDI Recipients
From this course you will gain the skills support individuals in managing their own finances and benefits while operating their own small businesses.
Customized Self-Employment Part 8: Overview of Benefits Management
This course will help you gain the skills to support individuals in managing their own finances and benefits while operating their own small businesses.
Customized Self-Employment Part 7: Small Business Financial Management
From this course you will gain the skills to support individuals in managing their own finances and benefits while operating their own small businesses.
Customized Self-Employment Part 5: Business Operations
This course and Part 4 review step-by-step guidelines for creating a business plan that can be used to establish and run a small business.
Customized Self-Employment Part 6: Getting Started Managing A Business
In this course you will gain the skills to support individuals in managing their own finances and benefits while operating their own small businesses.
Customized Self-Employment Part 3: Small Business Feasibility and Support
Covers providing small business support through marketing and sales, as well as evaluating the feasibility of individuals business ideas.
Customized Self-Employment Part 2: Discovering Personal Genius
Uses Discovering Personal Genius to identify interests, skills, and themes to shape a vocational profile and job development plan.
Customized Self-Employment Part 1: Introduction
Covers Customized Self-Employment best practices for assisting people with disabilities, mental health challenges, or complex support needs.
Customized Self-Employment Part 4: Business Planning
This course and Part 5 review step-by-step guidelines for creating a business plan that can be used to establish and run a small business.

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Resources

Browse resources related to intellectual & developmental disabilities

Webinar

July 20 , 2016

Autism & ABA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Increasing Active Student Responding (ASR) in the Classroom

This presentation reviews the three types of ASR methods and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Course Preview

July 08 , 2016

Health and Human Services Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Quality of Care

The Power of Personal Outcome Measures®

A blend of didactic information and experiential exercises to give you a clear understanding of the importance of a person-centered approach to quality.

Webinar

June 08 , 2016

Autism & ABA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Essentials

Increasing Independence for Special Populations

For special populations, many who require monitoring and support, it can be difficult to balance support with the freedom to make independent daily decisions.

Webinar

April 27 , 2016

Autism & ABA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Special Education

Sanity Saving Strategies for Parents

Do you have a tough time getting your child to listen? Need help following through at the end of a long day?

Fact Sheet

April 06 , 2016

Health and Human Services Senior Care Payers Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Post-Acute Care

The Current State of Healthcare Training

Within the healthcare industry, the report reveals sharp differences in staff development and training spending across organization types.

Webinar

March 17 , 2016

Health and Human Services Employment Supports Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Customized Employment

Critical Factors in Small Business Development

This webinar explores Customized Self-Employment (CSE), an alternative to wage employment that accommodates many people’s lives, challenges, barriers & skills.

Webinar

January 28 , 2016

Employment Supports Griffin-Hammis Associates Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Customized Employment

Customized Employment: Creating Opportunities for People With Multiple and Complex Barriers to Work

Tipx on how to to assist people with complex employment barriers in moving beyond traditional community employment, and who also hope to increase customer service using these fundable service practices.

Sample Course

January 08 , 2016

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Safe Eating and Drinking

This course presents an overview of best practices around eating and drinking for support staff.