Support Professional Training and More

Tips for Providing Online Supports and Services to your participant

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  1. If you want to use a phone or a tablet you will need to download the FREE Zoom app from the App Store. When you click on the link below it should ask if you want to use the Zoom app.
  2. If you want to use a computer with a camera, you will click on the link you are sent (Join Zoom Meeting), it will take you to your computer’s browser. You will be asked if you want to open the Zoom webpage, say yes, you will also need to allow the program to use your computer’s audio. Some computers may also ask to download the Zoom software.  Say yes - it usually works better than the browser.

Resources for Being the best SP you can be!

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

Community Training Options Looking for additional topics? If you find an educational opportunity in the community and would like to receive credit for attending, please speak to your supervisor for approval.

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) 2019 Community Talk Series is always a valuable experience. These sessions are pre-approved for Quarterly Training credit, but you must RSVP to both the CIDD (click here) AND The Arc (as described above) to receive credit.



Tuesday 12/7/2021 6:00-8:00pm

Maggie Robbins from NCSTART on Grief and IDD

“Complicated grief and traumatic loss affects individuals with IDD in a myriad of ways, but is often overshadowed by atypical presentation of grief. Please join us for this training to explore the grief process and what positive supports look like for an individual with IDD when experiencing loss.”


Wednesday 1/12/2022 6:00-7:30

Katie Sobon (former Arc DSP) on The Role of Audiology

“Join me, Katie Sobon, a third-year doctor of audiology student at UNC-Chapel Hill, for an Arc Talk all about hearing loss! This Arc Talk will introduce listeners to hearing loss and the effect in populations with IDD. It will address the field of Audiology, how a typical auditory system functions, different types of hearing losses, audiological testing, various assistive technologies, the role of hearing loss in complex populations, and the importance of hearing health care for all. Bring your questions!”

Email Eileen to RSVP and to get the Zoom link!



EVV Training for Support Professionals


Systemic Racism, Bias and Black Lives Matter Training:

A Conversation About Racism Handout


Allyship Training by activist and writer Devan Bratton:

Watch the video here

Allyship Handout


Anti-Racism Training:


Understanding Anti-Racism Video

W. Kamau Bell On - CONAN on TBS