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.
Academy's Mission: The Academy operates to enhance the skills and knowledge of those who support people who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities through quality training and consultative services.
- 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.
Academy's Vision: The Academy provides the highest quality training available in Ohio and is the #1 resource for agencies who are looking to grow, enhance in-house training, and achieve compliance with state rule and best practice. In addition to an annual calendar of training opportunities, the Academy offers customized on-site training and consultation for human services agencies.