Course Registration

** SUMMER 2024 CLASS OFFERINGS **
REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 1, 2024
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES SPECIALIST COURSES

Disability, Diversity, and Society (RSS1)

This 8-week introductory course (June 3- August 5, 2024) benefits individuals working in the public sector that may interact with people who have disabilities, as well as employees of community programs serving individuals with disabilities. This class will explore the dynamics of societal views of disability, as a part of human diversity, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life. The relationships between societal institutions and the needs of persons with disabilities are examined in light of both historical and contemporary trends. An understanding of the factors impacting quality of life for individuals with disabilities are achieved through student interviews and observations conducted in community and social settings.

This course satisfies requirements for Part I of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

NOTE:  This is a college-level course. Participants should expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

Mode of Instruction:  Online

Course Dates: June 3- August 5, 2024

Course Cost:  $325.00

Payment/Refund and Cancellation Policy:  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Page for our policies.

GROUP RATES may be available.

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions about Disability Support Services Program (registration, certificates, rates, etc.)

Contact Instructor Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with questions specific to this course.

Disability, Diversity, and Society (RSS1)

This 8-week introductory course (June 17- August 19, 2024) benefits individuals working in the public sector that may interact with people who have disabilities, as well as employees of community programs serving individuals with disabilities. This class will explore the dynamics of societal views of disability, as a part of human diversity, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life. The relationships between societal institutions and the needs of persons with disabilities are examined in light of both historical and contemporary trends. An understanding of the factors impacting quality of life for individuals with disabilities are achieved through student interviews and observations conducted in community and social settings.

This course satisfies requirements for Part I of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

NOTE:  This is a college-level course. Participants should

expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

Mode of Instruction:  Online

Course Dates: June 17- August 19, 2024

Course Cost:  $325.00

Payment/Refund and Cancellation Policy:  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Page for our policies.

GROUP RATES may be available.

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions about Disability Support Services Program (registration, certificates, rates, etc.)

Contact Instructor Thomas Carr: thomas_carr@gcccd.edu  with questions specific to this course.

Techniques and Practices for the Disability Support Specialist (RSS2)

This 8-week course (June 17- August 19, 2024) benefits paraprofessionals working in an environment where you may interact and or support someone with a physical, intellectual and/or developmental disability.   This course will explore the necessary technical knowledge to support social skills and integration, adaptation, self-dependence, health, safety, nutrition, recreation, leisure and communication for persons with disabilities. Topics covered include behavior management, functional skills, infection control, individual program planning and implementation and independent living.

This course satisfies requirements for Part II of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

Prerequisite:  RSS1 must be taken prior or at the same time as RSS2.

Mode of Instruction:  Online

NOTE:  This is an online college-level course. Participants should expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

Course Dates:   June 17- August 19, 2024

Course Cost: $325.00

Payment/Refund and Cancellation Policy:  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Page for our policies.

GROUP RATES may be available.

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions about Disability Support Services Program (registration, certificates, rates, etc.)

Contact Instructor Deborah Serban-Lawler: deborah_serban-lawle@gcccd.edu with questions specific to this course. 

 

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Positive Behavior Supports (RSS3) 

(Prerequisite: RSS1)

This 12-week (July 29- October 28) course benefits anyone who interacts with individuals who exhibit challenging behavior(s).  It is primarily offered for administrators, managers, and residential specialists working in group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Course topics will view behavior as communication and emphasize behavior support rather than behavior management. Positive behavior support plans are written and analyzed as part of the course using person-centered planning and a collaborative, team approach.  Students are given the opportunity to practice their skills in data collection methods and to develop summary statements. Strategies in teaching replacement skills are taught. Assaultive behaviors are discussed with consideration given to ethical issues in interventions. How the criminal justice system deals with individuals with disabilities are explored and analyzed. Medical issues that affect one’s behaviors are also discussed. The goal of positive behavior support is to teach individuals the skills they need to improve their quality of life.  

This course meets San Diego Regional Center’s requirements for professionals who are currently administering, or are interested in opening a level  3 or 4 home. 

Prerequisite:  RSS1 must be taken prior or at the same time as RSS3.

NOTE:  This is a college-level course. Participants should expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

Mode of Instruction:  Online

Course Dates:  July 29- October 28, 2024

Course Cost:  $325.00

Payment/Refund and Cancellation Policy:  Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Page for our policies.

GROUP RATES may be available.

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions about Disability Support Services Program (registration, certificates, rates, etc.)

Contact Instructor Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with questions specific to this course.

 

Summer 2024 Workshops

 

This 3-Hour workshop provides information to help you successfully navigate the San Diego Regional Center Residential Vendorization Process. You will learn about the required documents, preferred order of completing requirements, and have a hands on opportunity to begin writing your application before you leave the workshop!

Location: Online via ZOOM

Dates: Saturday June 1, 2024 9AM-12PM

Cost: $75.00

Payment/Refund and Cancellation Policy: Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Page for our policies.

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions about this workshop (registration, rates, etc.)

In this 4 part 12 hour series (4 evenings, 3 hours each evening) ONLINE Workshop, you will learn earn how to prepare your Program Design for submission to San Diego Regional Center as part of your Vendor Application Package. The information provided in this workshop complies with Home and Community Based Services Final Regulations. You will have time to begin writing your program design before you leave the workshop!

Location: Online via ZOOM

Dates: Tuesday June 4, Thursday June 6,  Tuesday June 11, Thursday June 13 (6PM-9PM)

Cost: $200.00

Payment/Refund and Cancellation Policy: Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Page for our policies.

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions about this workshop (registration, rates, etc.)