Grossmont-Cuyamaca Corporate College

Disability Support Specialist Training

Disability Support Specialist

Are you looking to successfully support someone with a disability or differing needs?

Is opening a supportive home for people with disabilities a dream for you?

Do you want to elevate your position within the field of support services? 

Do you want to provide high quality support services to the individuals you serve?

For nearly 30 years, Grossmont College and the San Diego Regional Center have partnered to increase the skills and knowledge of administrators, managers, and direct support staff working in the disability field. Individuals working in the public sector who have contact with people who have disabilities also benefit from attending these courses. 

Our instructors utilize state of the art learning platforms and support techniques to design coursework for adult learners.

Live Virtual Classrooms provide opportunities to interact and network with peers to enhance the educational experience.

Courses are designed to prepare students to provide support to individuals with disabilities in a variety of residential, employment, educational, and recreational settings. Emphasis is placed on students applying their skills in increasingly complex systems of support.

 *   Exclusive Provider of Residential Services Trainings for San Diego and Imperial Counties Regional Center

*    Experienced Instructors with 25+ years in the Disability Field 

*    Limited Class Sizes

*    Group Discounts Available 

*     Short Term, Online Classes

*     First Time Distance Learners Welcome!

   

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION    

The Disability, Diversity and Society, and Techniques and Practices for the Disability Support Specialist courses meet the San Diego Regional Center’s training requirements for the Residential Services Specialist Certificate for individuals seeking to open residential homes for individuals with disabilities. The Positive Behavior Supports course meets San Diego Regional Center training requirements for Level IV residential homes.

**    See more detailed course descriptions below.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Dr. Janice Melroy

Phone: 619-743-9323  

Email: janice.melroy@gcccd.ed, 

THESE ARE THE FINAL COURSES OF 2020!
REGISTER TODAY!!

Techniques and Practices for the Disability Support Specialist (*RSS1)

This course will be useful to any paraprofessional working in an environment where you may interact and or support someone with a physical, intellectual and/or developmental disability.   This course will explore the necessary technical knowledge to support social skills and integration, adaptation, self-dependence, health, safety, nutrition, recreation, leisure and communication for persons with disabilities. Topics covered include behavior management, functional skills, infection control, individual program planning and implementation and independent living.

This course satisfies requirements for Part II of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

NOTE: this is an online college-level course. Participants should expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

Course Cost: $325.00

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS offered if a student cancels enrollment less than 7 days prior to the start date. Contact Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions.

GROUP RATES may be available. Contact Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu for details.

For more information about this course, please contact Deborah Serban-Lawler: deborah_serban-lawle@gcccd.ed

Positive Behavior Supports

This course is required for professionals interested in opening a level 4 home. It is primarily offered for administrators, managers, and residential specialists working in group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Course toipcs will view behavior as communication and emphasize behavior support rather than behavior management. Positive behavior support plans are written and analyzed as part of the course using person-centered planning and a collaborative, team approach.  Students are given the opportunity to practice their skills in data collection methods and to develop summary statements. Strategies in teaching replacement skills are taught. Assaultive behaviors are discussed with consideration given to ethical issues in interventions. How the criminal justice system deals with individuals with disabilities are explored and analyzed. Medical issues that affect one’s behaviors are also discussed. The goal of positive behavior support is to teach individuals the skills they need to improve their quality of life.  

NOTE: this is an online college-level course. Participants should expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

Course Cost: $325.00

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS offered if a student cancels enrollment less than 7 days prior to the start date. Contact Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions.

GROUP RATES may be available. Contact Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu for details.

For more information , please contact Janice Melroy at (619)743-9323 or Email janice.melroy@gcccd.edu

Learn more about becoming a provider by contacting the San Diego Regional Center The vendorization process is explained on the State of California Developmental Services webpage.