Our Mission: Create Opportunities for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their Families to Participate Fully in the Community

Course Descriptions

To register for one of the following classes, please contact the
Human Resources/Training team at 303-462-6684.

CPR & First Aid

This course is designed by the National Safety Council whose mission is to educate and influence society to adopt safety, health and environmental policies, practices and procedures that prevent and mitigate human suffering and economic losses arising from preventable causes. Upon successful completion of this course, you join more than 10 million National Safety Council trained responders protecting life and promoting health.

The goal of First Aid and CPR is to provide people with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to call for help, to help keep someone alive, to reduce pain, and to minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced emergency medical help arrives. The CPR portion of the course covers CPR skills for adults, children and infants, and introduces the student to AED use. The First Aid portion of the course covers bleeding and wound care, shock, burns, serious injuries, bone/joint and muscle injuries, sudden illness, poisoning, heat and cold emergencies and rescuing/moving victims.

Person Centered Thinking

Person Centered Thinking Training is a curriculum created by the Learning Community. The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices envisions a world where all people have positive control over the lives they have chosen for themselves. Our efforts focus on people who have lost or may lose positive control because of society's response to the presence of a disability. We foster a global learning community that shares knowledge for that purpose.

The Person Centered Thinking Training underlies and guides respectful listening which leads to actions, resulting in people who:

  • Have positive control over the life they desire and find satisfying;
  • Are recognized and valued for their contributions (current and potential) to their communities;
  • Are supported in a web of relationships, both natural and paid, within their communities

By attending this training, the participant will learn how to use/apply various skills to gain useful information about the people they work with and achieve a more person centered approach to their profession.

Be sure to sign up for both Day 1 and Day 2 consecutively, as this is a two part course.

Safety Care

If you are interested in taking the Safety Care Behavioral Training, please note that you must take Part 1 in order to take Part 2. If you are not an employee of DDRC, there will be an $80 fee to complete this two-part course.

Safety Care Re-Certification

The Safety Care Re-Certification class is only for people who have taken the full 2 day Safety Care class within the past 15 months. If you have never taken the class, or if you took the full 2 day class more than 15 months ago, please sign up for the full 2 day Safety Care class.

Page Last Updated: 2022-07-28