|Resources and Training|
Web-based Professional Development - Now Available. Based on the popular book, Successfully Supporting People with Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Handbook for Professionals, this on-line, introductory course covers best practices in working with children, youth and adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The nine modules include new material, practical exercises and links that were not in the Handbook. The format is flexible, convenient and efficient. Anyone taking the course should refer to the Handbook; an electronic copy is available as part of the on-line course. Printed copies can be ordered from this website. This is an affordable and effective training resource for individuals, families and organizations.
Cost: $25 for individuals; $300 for organizations, for up to 50 learners within a year of purchase. Click here to purchase
The PWS Network offers annual PWS Provider Days and workshops in the Greater Toronto Area. If you have suggestions for future topics for PWS Providers, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Social and Community Services, Humber College (Location: Toronto, Ontario)
Developmental Services Worker Diploma Program; Developmental Servcies Worker - Accelerated Diploma Program
"Students are prepared for a meaningful careeer in supporting people with developmental disabilities and their families. Humber's program is delivered by skilled and involved faculty with real-life work experience in health and/or human services, and the curriculum is updated frequently to ensure currency and relevancy of content."
The Developmental Services Worker program also offers the curriculum as continuing education courses in the evening or in other locations.
The Community Network of Specialized Care is committed to providing training and education regarding many aspects of working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Videoconferencing sessions, funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services, are available across Ontario. The videoconferences are restricted to Ontario service providers, but the handouts are available on line.. Click here for a list of handouts for past videoconferencing sessions.
CDRCP maintains a very current list of workshops and resources for staff training. Though their mandate is children, aged 0 - 6, they include excellent resources for working with children with special needs and their familes.
AIR is the centralized intake and referral point for Developmental Services in Wellington, Ontario. Its website includes a useful list of events and workshops for staff who work in developmental servcies. (Look toward the end of the section, "What's New")