Supports for Community Living: Community Access Training for Community Access Specialists and Supervisors

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Moving From Presence to Participation: Supporting People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to Belong in Their Local Communities

Early Childhood Education providers will not receive credit for this course.

Target Audience: Community Access Specialists and Supervisors who provide the Community Access service to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Supports for Community Living Waiver

Length of Course: 6 weeks including required activities with Learning Partner in the Learning Journey and Community Connections Tracking Sheet

Required Materials:

  1. Make a Difference: A Guidebook for Person-Centered Direct Support by John O’Brien and Beth Mount – you will need these materials to pass the course
  2. “Your Learning Journey”
    Both items are available from
  3. The Supports for Community Living Regulation regarding Community Access which you must download from this Lesson.
  4. Community Access Course Rubric – you must achieve an 80% to pass the course.

Please note: All learners will be assigned a DDID Learning Coach. The DDID Learning Coach will review and approve your “Think Spot” submissions as well as approve the story you will need to submit after Lesson Six (6). To have an assignment approved by your Learning Coach will require you to answer all of the questions in the “Think Spot in response to the instructions.

Your answers will be reviewed based on the Rubric, which you should download from this lesson.

The course is structured to allow you to move ahead prior to the Learning Coach having approved your answers. Please note this does not mean you will automatically pass the course simply because you have finished all six lessons. You will have to correct or complete any items identified and shared with you by your Learning Coach in order to pass the training.

The DDID Learning Coaches are: