DODD and the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) are partnering to offer in-person and online training that promotes a better understanding of the new Behavior Support Strategies rule (5123:2-2-06), effective January 1. Online registration for the in-person training is now available.
In-person training will be available at several locations across the state in February, March, and April, and include an overview of the new rule, as well as:
- An overview of person-centered planning as it relates to the rule;
- Definition of what are deemed restrictive or prohibited measures;
- How to develop effective behavior support strategies that include restrictive measures;
- Information about trauma-informed care; and,
- The responsibilities of various support staff.
Superintendents, Service and Support Administration (SSA) directors, SSAs, Behavior Support Specialists, Intermediate Care Facility directors, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDPs), and others responsible for writing or overseeing behavior support strategies are encouraged to attend. The training sessions are scheduled from February 5 until April 23. Six hours of DODD professional development credits are available for attending.
For more information, contact Molly Shaw at Molly.Shaw@dodd.ohio.gov, or call 614-563-5923.