[dbmat] Re: [dbmatconference] Fwd: DBMD Waiver Training - Flyer [1 Attachment]

  • From: Hartman Family <hartmanfam28@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:09:27 -0500

It is my understanding that this training is also for any employers using the 
CDS option.  In our case the parent is the employer.

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> On Jul 11, 2014, at 4:48 PM, Stephen Schoen <stephenschoen351@xxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
> That is a wonderful summation.   Thanks for the remembrance of me in it.  
> Thanks for continuing to make the waiver work by training people.  Viv, 
> Christine, Gay and I were just at camp young Judea today.   I think it will 
> be better and more easy going than Camp Jon Marc.   Have a great weekend
>> On Jul 11, 2014 2:18 PM, "David Wiley" <wileyd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> Perhaps I can clarify.  Maybe to much information, but here goes.
>> The DBMD Waiver requires that all direct service staff hired through the 
>> waiver receive basic training on understanding and working with people who 
>> are deafblind.  The various local provider organizations are responsible for 
>> providing this training. Around 20 years ago, Steve Schoen when he worked 
>> for DADS asked some of us who work for DB Outreach at TSBVI to help him 
>> develop a 20 hour basic curriculum that covers:
>> Etiologies of Deafblindness;
>> Understanding sensory disabilities and the affects of deafblindness on 
>> information gathering and concept development;
>> O & M basics and facilitating movement;
>> Communication systems;
>> Supporting more active participation in activities;
>> Supporting consumers with behavioral challenges.
>> Since the beginning, DADS has offered this training in Austin about twice a 
>> year for DBMD waiver providers, and I have usually done it.  Some provider 
>> organizations from around the state have sent direct care staff to these 
>> trainings, and others have sent an administrator/supervisor to learn the 
>> material and bring it home to the direct-care staff in a "train the 
>> trainers" model.
>> Through the years I have offered to do this same training in other parts of 
>> the state at the request of a provider organization who had a number of new 
>> staff needing to fulfill this training requirement.  When I venture out to 
>> Dallas, Houston, EL Paso etc for a provider, DADS usually likes to inform 
>> other provider organizations in the area, so they can take advantage of the 
>> training for their staff if they want to.
>> Please keep in mind, that the target audience for this training is 
>> dIrect-care staff for DBMD Waiver programs working with consumers in home 
>> and community settings.  We do not talk about schools.  The Waiver supports 
>> people of all ages, and at this point serves mainly adults, so I have 
>> traditionally tried to focus on supporting people who are "grown-up".  Of 
>> course I work at a school, so much of my training material features grown-up 
>> teens, as I don't have as much access to adult consumers.  The principles, 
>> of course, apply to all ages.
>> The training topics remain as originally devised, have evolved slightly, and 
>> I've been doing it in 2 days, so it is now 14-16 hours.  PerryLee has asked 
>> me to come to Houston to do the two-day training in August.  (Thanks Heidi!) 
>>  Looks like Heidi is willing to open it to other interested parties, and 
>> that is fine as long as the numbers are manageable.
>> David
>>> On Jul 11, 2014, at 12:55 PM, "Heidi May" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
>>> (Redacted sender "hbarr1970@xxxxxxxxx" for DMARC) wrote:
>>> This training teaches communication techniques as well as perspective on 
>>> deaf blindness.  
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Jul 11, 2014, at 12:45 PM, Caroline Daley <carolinedaley@xxxxxxxxxxx> 
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Can anyone help us all understand what this training will cover and what 
>>>> benefit it is to parents to attend
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>> On Jul 10, 2014, at 8:55 PM, "Hartman Family hartmanfam28@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>>>> [dbmatconference]" <dbmatconference@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Cool news!!
>>>>> If you are new to the DBMD Waiver you may have a need for you and your 
>>>>> service providers to be trained in accordance with the waiver 
>>>>> requirements.  Even if you are not new to the waiver, but have a need for 
>>>>> training, please join us!
>>>>> Training presented by David Wiley is scheduled in the Houston area for 
>>>>> August 5th & 6th (a Tuesday & Wednesday)!
>>>>> Space is limited to 30, so RSVP as soon as possible to Heidi of PerryLee 
>>>>> Home Healthcare (she is cc'd on this email).
>>>>> Hope everyone's having a wonderful summer!
>>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>> <DBMD Certification Training.pdf>

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