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    Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation (RCWT)
    Regional Centers for Workforce Transformation Website
    Meet Your RCWT Regional Lead
    Free Trainings & Other Opportunities

    FREE Pandemic Preparedness Module Available through The College of Direct Support
    The NY Alliance continues to provide innovative ways to support the field during these challenging times and as such, we have worked with DirectCourse, a platform that provides online training modules through The College of Direct Support to bring a new Pandemic Preparedness module to the field. This module is now available free of charge to all providers in New York State. Click here to learn more.

    National Association for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)
    NADSP Website
    NADSP DSP Tool Kit
    NADSP Onboarding Tool Kit for DSPs

    NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
    Abbreviated/Refresher Training and Recertification Interim Guidance
    Coronavirus Guidance
    OPWDD COVID-19 Procedures and Practices - An overview of PPE and hygiene practices for DSPs.
    OPWDD Training Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS)
    OPWDD Training Page
    SCIP-R Guidance
    Weekly OPWDD Webinars on COVID-19

    NYS OPWDD Essential Personnel and Direct Support Return to Work Guidance
    Protocols for Essential Personnel to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection
    Health Advisory: Updated Protocols for Personnel in Clinical and Direct Care Settings to Return to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection
    Health Advisory: COVID-19 Release From Home Isolation


    Paid Family Leave & FMLA Resources
    Employment Law & COVID-19 Webinar on March 26 - Presented by Shepard Mullin

    SEMP Billing During COVID-19
    Webinar on March 27
     - Presented by NYS APSE, NY Alliance, CHSE, DDAWNY, CP of NYS, IAC, The Arc New York & Dowling Law PLLC
    Download Powerpoint

    COVID-19 Experiences from Providers for Providers
    Webinar on April 1 - Presented by AABR, FREE & Liberty Arc
    Download AABRs Powerpoint

    Other Training Resources
    Open Future Learning | Blog
    RELIAS Free Trainings
    RELIAS Webinars

    Grief & Loss Resources

    Hope and Honor After a Loss: Remembering and Readjusting After a Loss (16 min video) - Presented by: Cristina Perera, Clinical Specialist, The Center for Family Support // Contact email: [email protected]

    The Boggs Center developed the following resources that may prove helpful as you strive to compassionately support people in your life who are experiencing loss and processing grief. 

    Responding to Grief Reactions of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Ritualizing Grief with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Resources: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Grief, Death, & Dying

    Helping People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Process Grief

    Self-Care for DSPs

    National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)
    COVID-19 Toolkit for DSPs - Resources to help DSPs take care of themselves during the crisis. 

    Partner Violence and Child Abuse Health Concerns
    To help families and communities address intimate partner violence and child abuse health concerns, see SAMHSA’s Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19 resource document.

    Self-Advocates Give Critical COVID Information Videos

    Episode 1: How to Stay Healthy
    Episode 2: What Should I Do if I Think I'm Sick?
    Episode 3: What I Should Do If I Get Sick?
    Episode 4: What To Do If a Caregiver or a Family Member Gets Sick

    Episodio 1 - Cómo mantenerse saludable
    Episodio 2 - Lo que debo hacer si creo que estoy enfermo:
    Episodio 3 - Lo que debo hacer si estoy enfermo
    Episodio 4 - Lo que debo hacer si mi familiar o persona que me cuida se enferma

    Know Your Rights Fact Sheets

    COVID-19 Fact Sheets developed by The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities:
    Safeguard Against Disability Discrimination During COVID-19 
    Designed for healthcare providers based on guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights 

    Do You Know Your Rights with COVID-19? 
    Developed for people with disabilities about advocating for rights