Community-based instruction (CBI) teaches individuals with disabilities functional skills within community settings. The goal of CBI is to support individuals with disabilities with increased independence and greater quality of life. The Meaningful Community Access and Supports for People Receiving HCBS Training provides direct support professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to educate their HCBS clients through four modules.
Topics for the training include:
- Legislation and Background Information Supporting Community Access and Engagement
- Describing a Direct Support Professional’s Role
- Describing Community-Based Instruction and Supports
- Where to Begin When Delivering Community-Based Instruction
- Systematic Response-Prompting and Fading
Training for direct support professionals and parents/guardians of people with disabilities is now available. This training is free of charge. Please contact Aubrey Snyder or Katie Emmett if interested.
A peek into our training:
Meet our team!
Aubrey graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Utah with a Master of Education in Special Education. Aubrey is a Sibling of a twin brother with disabilities and has been working professionally in various roles with people with disabilities for over eight years. She is excited to continue her work at the Institute for Research, Policy, & Practice through research, training, and policy.
Katie graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has worked professionally with people with disabilities for over seven years. Her experience includes roles in education, respite, day program services, and job coaching. She is excited to bring her experience to the Institute for Disability, Research, Policy, & Practice.