DHS partners with the College of Direct Support to offer online training to people with disabilities and their families. CDS offers courses that focus on helping people with disabilities lead more self-directed lives.
This training is free to people with disabilities and their families. There are two courses aimed at people with disabilities who direct their own supports:
Other CDS courses may help you understand core concepts of community inclusion, person-centered planning and much more.
Please contact Nancy McCulloh, CDS lead learning administrator for Minnesota, at 320-253-5661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners in Policymaking is a classroom style leadership training program designed for adults with disabilities and for parents of young children with developmental disabilities. The program teaches leadership skills, and the process of developing positive partnerships with elected officials and other individuals who make the policy decisions about services that you and your family use.
The Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities sponsors these classes. More information is available on current classes and dates.
The following Partners in Policymaking online courses are available, at no cost, to anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and skills: