Supporting People in Developing More Fulfilling Lives with the Power of Knowledge

You now have access to the College of Direct Support (CDS), a nationally accredited online curriculum designed for:

  • Accessible 24/7from any computer
  • Self-directed lessons
  • Engaging on-line lessons
  • Competency based content developed and reviewed by experts
  • Learning management system provides answers to daily challenges

Some key courses in curriculum include:

  • Home and Community Living
  • Civil Rights and Advocacy
  • Community Inclusion
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Direct Support Professionalism

Access to CDS is FREE for:

  • People with disabilities/self-advocates
  • Family members
  • Person-directed services
  • IM4Q programs
  • Administrative Entities
  • Support Coordination Organizations
  • Office of Developmental Programs

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• DirectCourse is a collaboration between Elsevier and the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living • The College of Employment Services is administered in Pennsylvania • Funded through the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs, Department of Human Services