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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.



Mental Health and IDD Presented by Maggie Robbins, NC START Central

Tuesday January 19th and Tuesday January 26th   6:00-8:00pm

This two part training explores some of the core vulnerabilities impacting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities with Co-Occurring Mental Health Diagnosis. We will explore an overview of intellectual, adaptive and executive functioning and the ways in which those impact the presentation of mental health diagnosis often leading to under diagnosis, misdiagnosis or overshadowing of crucial medical diagnosis for those with IDD. This training explores some of the factors that can make accurate diagnosis challenging and aims to provide a strengths based lens to caregiver support as caregivers are often the ones providing crucial information to medical providers.

Topic: Mental Health and IDD Part 1

January 19, 2021, 06:00 PM 

Topic: Mental Health and IDD Part 2

January 26, 2021, 06:00 PM 

Email Eileen to RSVP and to get the Zoom Links


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