Introduction to Disabilities FY22

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
AKTC e-Learning Portal
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Cost Range
Please note that payment must be processed before access to the online training is available. Thank you.

Host And Instructor

Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Betsy Chivers, BSW, AKTC Training Coordinator,
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Contact Hours: 4.00

Training Overview Description


This course is for individuals new to the field of disability services with a special focus on Direct Care Service Providers and Professionals (DSP) and services for individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This course is intended to provide a wide perspective of basic information about several common types of disabilities. Included are descriptions of some of the challenges individuals experience that are diagnosed with these disabilities remembering that each individual's experience is unique.

Covered in the training:
- History of disability services in Alaska
- Role of the DSP
- Mandatory reporting
- HIPAA & Confidentiality
- Values & Ethics
- Person First Language
- Inclusion
- Resources for additional learning
- Self-care
- DD Services: A Vision for the Future (

This training is offered exclusively online, on-demand and self-guided.

Event-specific Details


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Registration Information

Access to the online/anytime training will be available after payment has been processed.

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Two-Week Completion. This online training has a 2 week completion expectation. If you do not complete the training within 2 weeks of your registration & payment date, you will be marked as Incomplete though you still have access to the training. If you have any questions about accessing your online training, please contact AKTC Support right away to ensure your timely completion or 907-264-2644.

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