By completing the two courses (Introduction to Developmental Disabilities and Health & Safety), direct care staff will meet the core competency training requirement found in Section 2.1 (G) of the Developmental Disabilities Waiver Services Coverage and Limitation Handbook.
All direct service providers are required to complete training in the APD's Direct Care Core Competencies Training, or an equivalent curriculum approved by APD within 90 days of employment or enrollment to provide the service.
The purpose of the Zero Tolerance course is to teach direct support professionals, support coordinators, and any person providing care or support to an APD client on behalf of the Agency or its providers about abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons with developmental disabilities. It will provide information about how often these types of crimes happen, and also describe how and why these crimes usually occur.
This training will provide you with the tools to identify potentially dangerous situations and advise how to report that information. Finally, this course will provide you with information about things that you can do to help prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation from happening in the first place. Completion of this course will satisfy the new training requirements for all individuals providing services to APD clients under the Medicaid waiver program and to residents of APD-licensed residential facilities (as described in administrative rules 59G-8.200, F.A.C. and 65G-2, F.A.C.).
When you have completed each course, an unofficial transcript will be generated. APD's quality assurance reviewers (Delmarva) will accept this unofficial transcript as proof of completion. No other documentation will be accepted.