Introduction to Disabilities

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Any Time
Location And Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Contact Person
AKTC Support
Support Phone
(907) 264-6244
Support Email
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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Rural AKHealth Professions Foundation/AKTraining Cooperative
Self-Paced Online, Contact Betsy Chivers, 907-264-6233,


Contact Hours: 4.00

Training Overview Description

COST OF TRAINING: The fee for this training displays as FREE; however, each registrant or agency will be invoiced the special introductory rate of $30.00 for each completed training. This invoicing will happen once a month and will allow agencies to pay for multiple trainees with one payment. (Please be certain to indicate your employer in your user profile.)

Please note: the special introductory fee will be available from January 1 - June 30, 2018.

This course is for individuals new to the field of disability services with a special focus on Direct Care Service Providers and Professionals (DSP) and services for individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This course is intended to provide a wide perspective of basic information about several common types of disabilities. Included are descriptions of some of the challenges individuals experience that are diagnosed with these disabilities remembering that each individual's experience is unique.

Covered in the training:
- History of disability services in Alaska
- Role of the DSP
- Mandatory reporting
- HIPAA & Confidentiality
- Values & Ethics
- Person First Language
- Inclusion
- Resources for additional learning
- Self-care

This training is offered exclusively online, on-demand and self-guided.

Event-specific Details

Accessing the online course - Within 15 minutes after you have registered for the training you will be able to access the course on AKTC's Moodle Online Training Portal at Use the same username and password used to register for this training. If you do not know your username and password please go to, select login, then select I forgot my password. Enter your email address as your username to have an email sent that will allow you to reset your password. Allow 15 minutes for the two systems to synchronize then follow the Moodle link above to log in.

90-Day Completion - This online training has a 90-day completion expectation. If you do not complete the training within 90 days of your registration you will be marked as Incomplete. If you would like to complete the class after 90 days, please contact AKTC Support at or 907-264-6244.

If you have any questions about accessing your online training, please contact AKTC Support right away to ensure your timely completion.

Developmental Disabilities
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Autism Spectrum Disorders
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Developmental Disabilities
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Administrative Support Services
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