The Developmental Disabilities Administration’s Training Unit provides training opportunities in all four regions of the state. These trainings are primarily free and are open to all stakeholders including people with disabilities, their families, support staff, advocates, provider agency staff, and DDA Staff. Training opportunities that are provided by the DDA, go beyond those required by regulation. Most trainings are offered in classroom or conference settings however more trainings are being offered via webinar.
The DDA is partnering with Seeking Employment, Equality and Community (SEEC) for People with Developmental Disabilities to create a comprehensive framework for competency-based training for Direct Support Professionals in Maryland.
To find out more about this process, please click below to see the memo below from Deputy Secretary Simons.
Memorandum: Creating A Comprehensive Professional Development Framework