TASP Training: Working Successfully with Parents with IDD

TASP offers a full-day professional development opportunity for individuals, agencies and organizations: Working Successfully with Parents with IDD.  The training is designed to build on helping professionals’ skills when working with families where the parents have intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities.

This is a live, interactive, online training using Zoom – a video conference platform.  It’s an in-depth, interactive training with time for questions and live engagement with the presenters and other participants.

Join us to learn from experts in the field of supported parenting, as well as parents themselves, and interact with and learn from others across the country (and abroad) doing similar work.

Learn more on this webpage by clicking the tabs below, or view the  TRAINING INFORMATION PACKET

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886862992-4606) for 6.5 continuing education contact hours.

2022 Training Dates coming soon!

Email us to set up a private training for your agency.

We’ve trained over 150 people from 3 countries and 11 states, and want YOU to join that group.

Here’s what people are saying about the training:

“I learned how to accommodate more people on a deeper level”
“I will use the information daily with the families I serve and within my own household!”
“I loved the learning styles reminder and the safety checklists and materials!”
“Loved this training! Thank you everyone!”

The Training is Limited to 20 Participants! 

This is a live, interactive online training via Zoom. Your registration includes the full training, training materials, and an opportunity for questions and live engagement with the presenters and other participants.

Date:

Dates vary, check above for upcoming dates and availability.  If you’re interested in scheduling a private training for your agency/state, email us at info@achancetoparent.net

Tuition:

Tuition for this training is $300 (unless you catch the early bird rate!), and includes: 60-page training guide, provider toolkit with additional resources, live Q&A, interaction with participants across the world, certificate of attendance, and a reduced rate on purchasing A Fair Chance (a training video that shares parents’ experiences).

FAQ

WHAT is the training about and WHAT will I gain from it?

This live, interactive virtual training will assist professionals to make reasonable accommodations in the services they provide for parents with intellectual disabilities. How do you modify your skill set to better service parent(s) with an intellectual and/or developmental disability?  It is by making reasonable accommodations to the way services are provided that we give parents a fair chance to succeed in keeping or regaining custody of their children.

In this training you will gain with basic knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the definition of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD), and why it’s necessary for all people working with families to understand that parents with ID/DD have rights under the Americans with Disability Act and may not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Most importantly, the training will give you a chance to practice making accommodations for parents through:

  • Recognizing the Parent’s Learning Style and Needs
  • Setting Goals that are Reasonable, Realistic and Fair
  • Identifying the Action Steps to Meet the Goals
  • Selecting the Most Appropriate Strategy to Teach the Learning Tasks
  • Selecting an Appropriate Measurement to Evaluate the Parent’s Success.
  • Recognizing & Rewarding Incremental Success

WHO should attend the training?

The training is designed for professionals who have beginning helping skills but who are not sure how to make reasonable accommodations for parents with ID.   Individuals attending the training should have a background in working with families.  This includes, but is certainly not limited to attorneys, social workers, nurses, health care professionals, public health professionals, school system workers, case workers, case managers, DD system workers, early intervention, and more!  We find the training is most interesting and engaging when people from all backgrounds attend, so if you have any questions about who can/should attend let us know.


WHERE does the training take place?

We are offering this training VIRTUALLY via Zoom.  It will remain interactive, with virtual breakout rooms, individual and small group work, input and feedback, and more.  We promise to keep you engaged and excited and hope to be able to offer it in-person at a later date.


WHEN can you provide the training and how long is the training?

We offer the training, open to the public, at various times throughout the year.  Check the top of this page for the most recent date(s). 

This is a full-day training (7 hours), that is offered all in one day, or over 2 days to accommodate people in different time zones.  

The training will be open to any professionals who want to build on their skills (people at same agencies, different agencies, anywhere in the world).  Refer to the “Who should attend this training” section to see if the training would be a good fit for you, and if you are not sure, send us an email.  To keep it engaging and interactive, the training will be limited to 20 people, so keep your eye out for the finalized date and links to sign up, and don’t delay when it comes out!


WHAT if I want to have a few staff members trained? Can we get training just for our agency?

The online training will be open to anyone and multiple people from one agency can attend.  If you have more than a few people you want to have trained and are interested in scheduling a training just for people from your agency, reach out and let us know.  We are able to schedule a training just for you, on a date convenient for you, and can be flexible in how it’s delivered (one day, two days, or more).  You will need to have between 10-20 people you want trained.  Reach out to find out more and get our group rates.


HOW many people can attend the training?

Due to the format of the training, the level of engagement required, and the small group work that takes place, the training is best suited for groups of 10-20 people.  If you have more (or less) people to be trained, please reach out and we will work to accommodate your needs.


WHAT is the cost?

The cost of the immersive full-day training (or two half-days) is $300/person.  There will be a reduced-rate early-bird special for those on our mailing list,  so join our mailing list to be the first to know about early bird rates.

If you’re interested in scheduling a private training (10-20 people) for your agency, or a few agencies in your area, email us at info@achancetoparent.net.  We offer group-rate discounts for larger groups and can schedule at a date/time convenient for your group.

When we are able to offer in-person training, which includes a TASP trainer coming to your agency, price will vary depending on your location and needs.  We will work with you to develop a budget based on your needs, and if the cost is prohibitive for your agency we can discuss options with you.  Some agencies have applied for grants to bring the training to them!


WHY should we use TASP?

TASP is a leading nonprofit committed to successfully supporting families when parents have an intellectual disability.  Our trainers hold a variety of degrees and hail from a variety of backgrounds, allowing for unique perspectives from the field.  TASP’s trainers have spent a cumulative 150 years in the field of supported parenting and have firsthand experience in the work.  Most importantly, they are all strongly committed to supporting families when parents have intellectual disabilities to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income, background or learning difficulties has a chance to parent.


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