Who should take this orientation program?
Our Orientation Program was designed for new employees in Ohio's County Board system, but we enroll employees of private providers as well as individual members of the community. Anyone who wants to know more about the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) can take this program.
Please Note: This course is intended for new employees in the field of IDD and meets the definition of “orientation program” in the Ohio Administrative Code. This orientation should not be confused with an "Intro to IDD" college course. It is not offered for academic credit and does not meet the definition of "course" in the Ohio Administrative Code. Therefore, it does not fulfill certification requirements.
What are the advantages of our program?
- Employees can still perform their regular duties while participating in orientation
- Students learn at their own pace
- The program is standardized and comprehensive
- We offer expert instruction and quality control with two tests
- The program is interactive with class email and office hour chat rooms
- Our program is endorsed by the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD
How long does it take to complete the program?
Students have access to the course for a 16-day time period, 24 hrs. per day.
How much does it cost?
The tuition for this orientation program is currently $190 per person.
If you have any questions about this fee, please feel free to contact course instructor Rose Nevill at Rose.Nevill@osumc.edu.
How often is the online program offered?
The program is offered every month except December. To see the next orientation dates for which you can register, please select "Registration" to the left.
What are the minimum technical requirements?
Most computers work well with this program, as long as you have internet access. Beginners on the computer regularly take this program, and since you are viewing this web page right now, you would most likely have no technical difficulties. For more detailed information on technical requirements, click here:
Hardware and software requirements
What do I receive when I complete the orientation program?
Upon satisfactory completion of Nisonger Center's Orientation in IDD, each student receives a personalized certificate of completion.
- Overview of developmental disabilities
- Board operations and table of organization
- County board rules
- Roles, functions, and responsibilities of:
- Adult Services personnel
- Early Intervention personnel
- Investigative Agents
- Service and Support Administration
- Mandated reporting requirements for Early Intervention personnel
- Ohio Administrative Code regarding Incidents Adversely Affecting Health and Safety and Abuser Registry for Investigative Agents
- Medicaid accountability
- Rights of individuals with IDD
- Health, safety, and welfare of individuals with IDD
- Techniques and philosophy of intervention and training
- Services and supports and service delivery settings
- Team processes
- Communication and conflict management
- Registration and certification standards
Program Dates (2012)
- February 6 - February 22
- March 5 - March 21
- April 2 - April 18
- May 7 - May 23
- June 4 - June 20
- July 2 - July 18
NOTE: We cannot accept registrations after the first day of the session. Once the program has begun, we kindly request that you register for the next month's session. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact the course instructor.
Instructor: Rose Nevill
If you have any questions about the online program, please contact
Rose Nevill: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registering for the program:
Please note that each student must must enter a unique email address (in lieu of an SSN, which OSU will no longer accept) in order to receive a temporary account and gain access to the online course. Free email accounts are available through Hotmail, Yahoo®, etc., if the student does not have an email account of his/her own. We apologize for any inconvenience.
To register for the program now, simply click the registration link below:
Fees are due prior to the start of the program. However, we routinely allow students to start before their fees have been paid. Final grades and the certificate of completion are not released until all fees have been paid.
Logging into the online program:
If you have already registered and received a password, click below to login to the course. Click on "Carmen Login" on the Carmen website: