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"Of the Community" - A Community Living Documentary and Discussion about Nationally Recognized Quality Measures for Supporting the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Community
Come watch a 28-minute documentary that explores what it means for eight individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to not only be integrated into their communities but welcomed and valued as members of their communities.

After the film, Val Bradley (President Emerita of Human Services Research Institute) and Olivia Sullivan (Elsevier/DirectCourse) will hold a 25-minute live presentation/discussion of federally recognized quality measurements specifically for the field of direct support.

We have a short time for Q and A, however, we can answer questions live during the presentation as they come up in the chat and we could stay on for 10 minutes after the session if needed.


• See first-person video stories of direct supports that lead to people becoming "of
their community".

• Learn about and receive resources on 3-sets of nationally recognized quality
measures for supporting higher service outcomes in the IDD community:

• National Core Indicators – www.nationalcoreindicators.org

• Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) Core Competencies for Direct Service

• National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) E-Badge Credentials

• Get a quick intro to College of Direct Support online DSP training, its alignment with
CMS and NADSP and how it develops competencies, approaches and service culture
shifts that can boost personal outcomes as referenced in NCI.

This webinar does not provide continuing education units.

The film “Of the Community” was filmed and produced by the University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.

This full-length screening is brought to you by DirectCourse online training - a partnership between Elsevier and the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration to evolve the service culture in the field of direct support.

Apr 26, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Olivia Sullivan
Sr. Health System Representative @Elsevier - Publishers of DirectCourse Online Training
Olivia is a subject matter expert on competency based staff training in the field of disability services. She consults with providers and disability service systems that seek staff training solutions to facilitate community-inclusive, person-centered culture change in their workforce competencies, mindsets and service outcomes, specifically in the community-based fields of Direct Support for the I/DD population, Home Care for Self-Directing Older Adults and Adults with Physical Disabilities, Competitive/Integrated Employment, Community Mental Health Services and Person Centered Counseling.
Valerie Bradley
Founder and President Emerita @Human Services Research Institute (HRSI)
Valerie's vision for HSRI was to combine a rigorous approach to research with the necessary technical assistance and advocacy to support valued lives in the community for all, with a focus on real choice and control for all people. With more than 40 years of experience, Val is a nationally recognized expert in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. She has helped to design skills standards for direct support professionals, written books on quality assurance and person-centered practice, was chair of the President’s Committee on Persons with Intellectual Disabilities under the Clinton administration, and is a past president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Having helped create the National Core Indicators, she’s relied on nationwide as an expert in best practices in performance measurement and quality improvement. She is the co-author of a book titled, Self-Direction: A Revolution in Human Services published by SUNY Press.