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DD05 Developmental Disability - Community Supports and Service Networking
The purpose of the module is to describe the importance of positive relationships, social connections and an affiliation with community groups positively on the quality of our lives and the lives of the individuals we support.  The learner’s role is to assist the individual in developing and maintaining these meaningful relationships in the community, overcome attitudinal barriers, and find fulfilling activities.
Course Objective
• Review strategies that they can model to inform community members how to interact with individuals with intellectual and developmental disability. 
• Create opportunities for the community to welcome the individuals you support as valuable community members.
• Demonstrate knowledge of community resources and community supports available to people you support. 
• Match specific resources and interventions to the unique needs of individuals recognizing the importance of friends, family and community relationships and a healthy life style.
Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
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