Welcome to The Academy
The Academy for Direct Support Professionals is a collaboration of service providers, advocates, and County Boards of Developmental Disabilities in Southwest Ohio. Its mission is to enhance the skills and knowledge of those who support individuals with disabilities through quality training and educational opportunities.
Established in 1999 the Academy has provided training for Direct Support Professionals on a variety of topics, including:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Behavior Support
- Connecting with One’s Community
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Employment First
- Mental Health Issues
- Professional Development
In addition, sessions for supervisors cover subjects such as Interviewing Skills, Time Management, Mentoring, and Cultural Competency. All training is provided by experienced presenters who represent best practice in their areas of expertise.