Please use and share the trainings and continuing education opportunities listed on this page. Contact Wesley Barnhart to submit suggestions of appropriate items for this page.

Disability Continuing Education for Healthcare Providers

Online training modules accredited by CDC for continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists and other health professionals. These courses are designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to provide quality healthcare for persons with disabilities. Part I: Persons with Physical and Sensory Disabilities (WB2695) and Part II: People with Developmental Disabilities (WD4234) trainings present various disability issues, serving to strengthen participants’ competence in physical/sensory and developmental disabilities.

Visit the Disability Healthcare Training webpage to sign up for these courses.


Autism Case Training for Medical Residents

The University of Cincinnati’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD), one of the partners in the Ohio Disability and Health Program, has developed guidance for medical residents using modules from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. This Autism Case Training (ACT) for Residency Training is designed for training residents in screening, diagnosing, and treating autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

 

Disability Training for First Responders: Serving People with Disabilities

The Ohio Disability and Health Program has produced a one hour training for first responders on working with people with disabilities. This training has been approved for Continuing Education Credit (CEU and CPT) for EMS, fire, law enforcement, and nursing personnel through by the Ohio Pease Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) and OSU’s Center for EMS. A certificate of completion will be issued following training and post-test completion.

Please access the training through the “Online CEUs” tab of the OSU Center for EMS website: https://www.train.org/odh/course/1072437/compilation

This training is designed for law enforcement, firefighters, nurses, and EMTs/paramedics, and covers the following learning objectives:

  • To identify barriers that first responders face in serving people with disabilities and to provide and demonstrate effective methods to overcome these barriers.
  • To provide first responders with the information and methods that will help to ensure effective and appropriate communication between first responders and people with disabilities.
  • To provide guidance on how to identify characteristics or behaviors of people with disabilities that could be mistakenly viewed as threatening, and to identify best practices to avoid escalating the situation.
  • To identify groups of people who may need special consideration with regard to transportation or situational orientation and to identify best practices for addressing those needs. These will include a discussion of safe lifting, carrying, loading, and evacuation methods.
  • To highlight portions of a Federal law called the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 that are relevant for first responders.  The ADA states that reasonable accommodations must be provided when necessary for people with disabilities to receive the same level of services as the general population.

Additional resources for emergency planners, many of which are referenced in the training, can be found on the ODHP Disability Training for First Responders webpage.

 

Disability Training for Emergency Planners: Serving People with Disabilities

The Ohio Disability and Health Program has produced a one hour training for first responders and emergency planners on inclusive disaster planning for people with disabilities. This training has been approved for Continuing Education Credit (CEU and CPT) for EMS, fire, law enforcement, and nursing personnel through by the Ohio Pease Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) and OSU’s Center for EMS. A certificate of completion will be issued following training and post-test completion.

Please access the training through the “Online CEUs” tab of the OSU Center for EMS website: https://www.train.org/odh/course/1058486/

The training provides emergency planners and first responders with information and best practices that will ensure the safety of people with disabilities during emergency events. This training covers the following learning objectives:

  1. To highlight portions of a Federal law called the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 that are relevant for emergency planners. The ADA states that reasonable accommodations must be provided when necessary for people with disabilities to receive the same level of services as the general population.
  2. To provide information and methods that will help to ensure effective and appropriate communication and notification in reaching people with disabilities during emergencies.
  3. To identify groups of people who may need special consideration with regard to transportation and evacuation and to identify best practices for addressing those needs. These will include transporting mobility aids, assistive technology devices, and medical equipment.
  4. To provide information and methods that will ensure independence for people with disabilities in emergency shelters and in the recovery process.
  5. To provide guidance on making the emergency planning process inclusive to individuals with disabilities as well as disability organizations.

Additional resources for emergency planners, many of which are referenced in the training, can be found on the ODHP Emergency Planner Disability Trainings and Resources webpage.

Health and Disability 101 Training for Health Department Employees

An online training course developed by the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO). The purpose of this training is to educate health department staff about the benefits of including people with disabilities in all public health programs, products and services.

Disability Sensitivity Training Video from the DC Office of Disability Rights

The DC Office of Disability Rights released this brief training video that explains how to “end the awkward” around people with disabilities.