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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 Employment Services is an integrated, web-based curriculum designed for professionals who support people with disabilities and other challenges to find employment. Our self-directed courses connect  professionals with a nationally recognized set of competencies for their field. This curriculum offers a clear career path while celebrating the role employment support professionals play in society – all while keeping training costs low. Each of the courses in The College of Employment Services are approved for continuing education credits by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

College of Employment Services course content is created by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

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“Interactive. Feeling like the person was right there.”

Cheryl Scribben, Employment Specialist Community Employment Services, United Disability Services


“It was clean, simple to understand, direct and used lots of the correct jargon and explained it. Didn’t assume prior learning and wasn’t condescending either.”

Cheryl Junge, ABLE Coordinator, Natrona County School District #1


“The variety and the way the info (College of Employment Services curriculum) was presented. Not just reading, can listen, like the games, videos, tests, etc. More interesting than I thought.”

Linda Blohowiak, Vice President of Programs, ASPIRO