ACDS' training and development programs are designed to increase the knowledge and skills of community disability service staff to support them in their roles as service providers. Programs also support leadership, management, and trainers in the field.
ACDS is currently offering training through two delivery methods
Virtual training: Virtual training sessions are hosted via Zoom communications over two to three days. All previous in-person training is currently being held virtually.
Online training: Ongoing courses that can be started and completed online at a learners’ own pace.
What We Offer
Foundations in Community Disability Services: The minimum level of training required for anyone working in the sector
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Training: A CET requirement and training designed for staff supporting individuals with complex behavioural needs
From Community Presence to Community Inclusion: Online training that focuses on actively securing the community inclusion of individuals with developmental disabilities
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (No Holds) Training: Training for staff who do not require knowledge of restrictive interventions in their de-escalation techniques. The training meets CET standards.
Trauma-Informed Abuse Investigation Program: A year-long certification course made for workers in the Community Disability Services sector, as it combines foundational theories and practices of investigative interviewing with reference to individuals with disability.
Mindful Hearts: Dementia Care Training Program: Throughout the course, participants will learn about dementia and more specifically Alzheimer’s dementia including the symptoms and stages and how to provide effective, proactive support
Med Assist: ACDS has partnered with SARC to offer the online Med Assist program. SARC's medical administration program meets the criteria set out by the Creating Excellence Together (CET) Standards and is recognized by ACDS for the purposes of CET accreditation.