Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Powerful learning management solutions for Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities professionals

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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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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.
The Role of the Behavior Analyst in Medication Management of Children with Autism
The webinar will address psychotropic medications commonly prescribed to children with ASD.
Workplace Violence Prevention
This webinar will help participants look at the environmental, procedural and personal dynamic that lead to workplace violence.
The Two Most Common Forms of Workplace Violence: Hostile Encounters and Domestic Violence
This program will emphasize the most common forms of workplace violence.
Beating Workplace Violence: Assess, Defend, and Survive
We address how to determine the likelihood and severity of a threat, how to secure your workplace and active shooter response protocols.
Basic Supervisory Skills
This course covers some basic skills that can help you be an effective supervisor.
Registered Behavior Technician Practice Exam
This module is a practice resource for the Registered Behavior Technician Exam. It includes 75 multiple-choice questions that align with the items on the BACB
AA - Read First - RBT Suggested Training Sequence
This is the suggested module sequence for the 40 hour RBT training curriculum. These modules should be completed within 90 days to be able to be applied towards
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Competency Assessment
The BACBs RBT Competency Assessment is the basis for the initial and annual assessment requirements for the RBT credential. The assessments administration i
Group Instruction for Kids Who Hate Group Instruction
This webinar will provide information on the deficits that many children with autism have and why these deficits prevent learning in group situations. It will d


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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