We offer online curricula for emerging professionals that support people with physical and mental disabilities. Covering a growing range of roles, from direct support to employment services, we connect workers to a standardized set of skills that celebrates their contribution to society.

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The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a set of web-based courses designed for direct support professionals (DSPs) and others who support individuals with disabilities. This flexible coursework is designed to connect them with a nationally recognized set of skills and a clear career path, and to celebrate their important role in helping the people they support toward developing richer, more fulfilling lives.

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“The College of Direct Support is creating not only a common knowledge base among all direct support professionals, but also a common culture. With all DSPs, support coordinators and supervisors exposed to the same set of values and approaches, we are building a solid foundation for respectful and positive relationships and high quality supports and services.”

Nancy Thaler, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services