The Training Department at the Kansas Neurological Institute provides online training courses for employees. These courses are also available to other interested parties who might benefit from our extensive experience supporting people with intellectual disabilities. Links to text-only content for those who use screen readers are available below.
Aging and Intellectual Disabilities- a look at how to provide support for people with intellectual disabilities as they grow older.
Blood-Borne Pathogens- basic information about the ways that disease can be transmitted through bodily fluids and how to protect against exposure.
Choices and People with Disabilities- American society values choice and self-determination above many things. As Doug Guess et al. point out, "The opportunity to make choices reflects favorably on one’s perceived independence, dignity, and self-worth." In the past, services for individuals with disabilities have been provided on a “fix-it” model, which focuses on the person’s limitations and attempts to “fix” them through structured learning objectives devised by service providers rather than by the person him- or herself. Now, we use person-centered planning to provide supports based on the person’s strengths and desires, and the individual’s own choices are central to a successful support plan.
Enhancing Non-Symbolic Communication- an informational course about communication for people with intellectual disabilities and how to recognize and respond to different methods of non-symbolic communication.
Food Safety - a course in the safe handling, preparation, and storage of food.
Introduction to Behavior Supports- an introductory course in understanding why people behave in certain ways.
Introduction to Developmental Disabilities- an introductory course in understanding intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Pica - Unsafe Oral Behavior- an informational course about the dangers of pica and other unsafe oral behaviors.
Rights and People with Disabilities- “People with disabilities historically have been denied the civil, political, and social rights… considered fundamental to citizenship… because of practical difficulties that may prevent this population from exercising them. The denial of their human rights has been justified on the grounds that, for a person who is incapable of recognizing or appreciating human rights, the loss of those rights is less significant than it is for others.” (Walker, Walker, and Gosling, 1999)