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Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) Required Courses

Do you or your staff provide services to Agency for Persons with Disabilities clients? Then these courses are for you! From Zero Tolerance courses to Health & Safety training, Arc Educates can coordinate with your team or organization for extensive training that leaves them feeling prepared.

Contact our office at (954) 746-9400 to inquire or ask about group rates. To register online, check our Training Calendar for the next APD classes and other opportunities to grow professionally.

Duration: Three (3) Hours

Cost: $30

Approximately 90% of individuals with a disability will be abused in their lifetime. This figure is alarming, yet much can be done to reduce the number of occurrences. This informative course enlightens participants on the many issues relating to abuse, and equips participants with the necessary tools to help reduce and stop abuse from occurring. This interactive seminar allows participants to apply concepts learned by engaging in group activities.

This course is a core requirement for anyone providing service to an APD client and meets the APD requirement for training.

Topics covered include:

  • Defining Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Recognizing the Sign and Symptoms of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Prevention and Safety Planning


Cost: $70 per person

The purpose of the Direct Care Core Competencies course is to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and terms that will assist you in applying and delivering maximum standards of care as a direct support professional.

DCCC includes the following sections:

  1. Basic Person-Centered Planning
  2. Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
  3. Maintaining Health, Safety, and Wellness
  4. Individual Choices, Rights, and Responsibilities
  5. Roles and Responsibilities of Direct Support Professionals

These interactive workshops are approved by APD for in-service hours:

  • NTG: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia
  • NADSP: Code of Ethics
  • NADSP: Informed Decision Making
  • Ethics on the Front Line
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Individual Service Plan
  • Facilitating and Supporting Community Inclusion
  • Providing Behavioral Supports & Principals of Positive Intervention Culture
  • Providing Personal Care with Dignity
  • Supporting a person to Identify & Achieve Vocational Goals
  • Participant Empowerment
  • Advocacy, & Promoting Self Advocacy & Self Determination
  • Vocational, Educational, & Career Support
  • Teaching Strategies for Excellent Direct Support Practice
  • Successful Community Living — Assisting People to Direct Their Own Supportive Services