Adult Support Programs (ASP)

Many of our staff have been busy taking more training. Tara, our Assistant Manager was able to complete the STRIDE Train the Trainer course through SARC and start training for a group of 3 staff.  Stride is the revamped Basic Skills Training, or BST, course. It has been changed to an online platform with in-person components. The course has revised and updated content to reflect best practices and language in the disability sector. Stride is considered the first step in training for a career in the Disability Service Sector. This in-house training provides Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to promote choice, independence, and quality of life for the people they support.

In February support workers in ASP joined a virtual “Introduction to Gentle Teaching” held by Caitlin.  She held two sessions, and had wonderful discussions about how we can use Gentle Teaching in our support work and other areas of our lives. Click the link if you’d like to learn more about Gentle Teaching.

– Glenda, Director of Adult Support Programs