Skip to main content
Therap HomeTherap Home

 Posts Tagged ‘College of Direct Support’

Tuesday in St. Louis Missouri

Today is Day One of the 8th Side by Side Technology Conference.

 

Technology Conference in St. Louis, Missouri Technology Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

It’s amazing how each one of these conferences is different with its own personality but equally cool and wonderful.

Jeff as always makes for a great host and after a day of teaching and learning I’m looking forward to seeing something of St Louis.

Much, much more to come over the next two days.

:: Justin ::

More Exciting Sessions for Therap’s National Provider Administrator Conference

Conference Graphics to learn about what Therap develops

Original Picture is Unavailable

I am very excited to announce that the keynote address on Day Two of our conference will be given by Oracle.  We have come across many situations where agencies have tried, with the best intentions, to develop their own system running local databases.  Therap’s top of the line hardware and infrastructure is one of the many things that separates us from any competition that might be out there.  You will now have an opportunity to hear from Oracle about why their software and hardware help to keep your data safe and accessible.  Enjoy…

There are also a number of other outside speakers to make sure you catch up with.  Remember that these folks will be happy to talk to you between sessions as well as at their presentations.  Small group and 1:1 discussions are what our conference is all about.  Be sure to look for folks from:

ANCOR talking about their Performance Excellence program and services for agencies.

Talintel with a remarkable system to make sure that you hire the right staff.

CLO talking about their Homelink monitoring service

CARF talking about quality, measurement, data, and certification

and of course our friends from The College of Direct Support

We have a tremendous group of people coming from all over the country, it really is going to be an event you don’t want to miss.

If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to hurry over to our website and do so.

:: Justin ::

PS Please note that we are working to finalize the conference schedule this week with a final version being available at the weekend.  Be sure to check that you have the latest copy before you head to Fishkill

Come and join us in Minnesota

Share This: Image of email icon
Original Picture is Unavailable
Images of Therap & CDS meeting
September 23, 2010
Side-by-Side No. 7:
CDS & Therap Meeting
In Minnesota Oct. 19-21

CDS Authors From University of Minnesota
To Join the Conference’s Program Lineup
It’s time for one and all to sign up for “Side-by-Side Technology: Therap, CDS Training Conference VII” on Oct. 19-21 in Burnside, MN, just outside Minneapolis near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
This will be the 7th in the series of joint training conferences presented by the College of Direct Support (CDS) and Therap Services. The venue for this unique event will be the Holiday Inn-Burnsville, which is 15 minutes from the airport and has a shuttle available.
Since the conference will be near Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota and its Institute on Community Integration (ICI), we’ll be joined by a number of the people who produce and author CDS courses.  The ICI is the entity that is responsible for developing and the authoring the CDS curriculum. We will have members of the ICI join us for portions of the conference and they will be available for questions and conversations.  Those who may attend are Amy Hewitt, Nancy McCulloh, Susan O’Nell, Derek Nord, Lori Sedlezky, Pam Stenjham and Mark Olson.
Therap Services and CDS are working jointly to enhance the services and supports available to people with developmental disabilities and those who support them. This conference brings together the two industry leaders in the field of utilizing web-based technologies to educate and train a workforce delivering support services.
Therap and CDS will offer sessions and presentations on their services and you’ll hear from the University of Minnesota’s ICI staff. There will be specific sessions for advanced users, for system administrators and for the potential users of Therap and CDS. Also, agencies from Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota that are current users of one or both technologies offered by CDS and Therap will be on hand.
The two separate and yet distinct companies will discuss the “bridge” that allows users to access Therap’s services and bridge to the CDS via the Elsevier Performance Manager offered by Elsevier | MCStrategies.
Therap Services, LLC, based in Waterbury, CT, is a web-based service organization that provides an integrated solution for documentation and communication needs of agencies providing support to people with disabilities, especially developmental disabilities.
CDS is an online curriculum delivered by a Learning Management System and is being used across the country to develop, educate and build careers for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).  CDS is a collaborative work of the University of Minnesota and Elsevier | MCStrategies.
For more fun, there will be exciting Therap Games, brainstorming sessions and more surprises waiting for you!
For information on conference attractions, the schedule, registration fees and hotel accommodations, click on the links below:
Our friends from Rest Assured and Web Footed Friends once again will be joining us in Minnesota.
Rest Assured is a real time monitoring system with two-way communications that started in 2001. Broadband wireless technology is used to link individual homes to a central monitoring station.

Web Footed Friends, Inc. is an applied research firm developing and supporting talent management systems in human services to get the right people in specific positions to increase productivity, customer satisfaction and industry capacity that fosters growth and enhances quality of consumer support. The principals of the firm have had 30-plus years experience in psychometrics.  WFF has focused on organizational development for 15 years.

Hotel rooms are $85 a night. For additional information about this conference, call 203-596-7553.
THE CONFERENCE LINKS
College of Direct Support:  www.collegeofdirectsupport.com
Therap Services:  www.therapservices.net
Rest Assured:  www.restassuredsystem.com
Web Footed Friends:  www.webfootedfriends.com
Original Picture is Unavailable
111 Center Park Drive Suite 175 | Knoxville, TN | 37922

From the College of Direct Support Newsletter…

Original Picture is Unavailable

Oct. 19-21: 7th Side-by-Side Event 

CDS Authors From University of Minnesota
To Join the Conference’s Program Lineup

It’s time for one and all to sign up for “Side-by-Side Technology: Therap, CDS Training Conference VII” on Oct. 19-21 in Burnside, MN, just outside Minneapolis near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

This will be the 7th in the series of joint training conferences presented by the College of Direct Support (CDS) and Therap Services. The venue for this unique event will be the Holiday Inn-Burnsville, which is 15 minutes from the airport and has a shuttle available,

Since the conference will be near Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota and its Institute on Community Integration (ICI), we’ll be joined by a number of the people who produce and author CDS courses.  The ICI is the entity that is responsible for developing and the authoring the CDS curriculum. We will have members of the ICI join us for portions of the conference and they will be available for questions and conversations.  Those who may attend are Amy Hewitt, Nancy McCulloh, Susan O’Nell, Derek Nord, Lori Sedlezky, Pam Stenjham and Mark Olson.

Therap Services and CDS are working jointly to enhance the services and supports available to people with developmental disabilities and those who support them. This conference brings together the two industry leaders in the field of utilizing web-based technologies to educate and train a workforce delivering support services.

Therap and CDS will offer sessions and presentations on their services and you’ll hear from the University of Minnesota’s ICI staff. There will be specific sessions for advanced users, for system administrators and for the potential users of Therap and CDS. Also, agencies from Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Nebraska and South Dakota that are current users of one or both technologies offered by CDS and Therap will be on hand.

The two separate and yet distinct companies will discuss the “bridge” that allows users to access Therap’s services and bridge to the CDS via the Elsevier Performance Manager offered by Elsevier | MCStrategies.

Therap Services, LLC, based in Waterbury, CT, is a web-based service organization that provides an integrated solution for documentation and communication needs of agencies providing support to people with disabilities, especially developmental disabilities.

CDS is an online curriculum delivered by a Learning Management System and is being used across the country to develop, educate and build careers for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).  CDS is a collaborative work of the University of Minnesota and Elsevier | MCStrategies.

For more fun, there will be exciting Therap Games, brainstorming sessions and more surprises waiting for you!

For information on conference attractions, the schedule, registration fees and hotel accommodations, click on the links below:

• Download Flyer
 Conference Schedule
• Register Online

Our friends from Rest Assured and Web Footed Friends once again will be joining us in Minnesota.

Rest Assured is a real time monitoring system with two-way communications that started in 2001. Broadband wireless technology is used to link individual homes to a central monitoring station.

Web Footed Friends, Inc. is an applied research firm developing and supporting talent management systems in human services to get the right people in specific positions to increase productivity, customer satisfaction and industry capacity that fosters growth and enhances quality of consumer support. The principals of the firm have had 30-plus years experience in psychometrics.  WFF has focused on organizational development for 15 years.

Hotel rooms are $85 a night. For additional information about this conference, call 203-596-7553.

THE CONFERENCE LINKS 

College of Direct Support:  www.collegeofdirectsupport.com
Therap Services:  www.therapservices.net
Rest Assured:  www.restassuredsystem.com
Web Footed Friends:  www.webfootedfriends.com

Side by Side 7 in Minnesota :: October 19-21

Graphics of Therap Conferences

We just released the schedule for our next Side by Side Conference which will take place October 19th to 21st at the Burnsville Holiday Inn, next to Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

We have a really exciting agenda featuring a whole track of sessions by the folks from the University of Minnesota.

If you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?

:: Justin ::

 

 

 

 

CDS and Therap in Baltimore July 27-29, 2010

Original Picture is Unavailable

banner for conference

June 22, 2010

CDS & Therap Getting Their Technologies

Together for Baltimore Training on July 27-29

The College of Direct Support (CDS) and Therap Services continue their successful series of joint training conferences with the sixth one coming up next – “Side-by-Side Technology: Therap, CDS Training Conference VI” – in Baltimore, MD at the Holiday Inn – BWI Baltimore Airport.

This LINK will take you to the conference flyer for more information and registration details. For additional information, call 203.596.7553.

This conference again brings together two industry leaders in the field of utilizing web-based technology to support people with developmental disabilities and educating and training a workforce to deliver the support services. The two separate and yet distinct companies will discuss the “bridge” that allows users to access Therap’s services and bridge to the CDS via the Learning Management System offered by MCStrategies/Elsevier.

Therap Services, LLC, based in Waterbury, CT, is a web-based service organization that provides an integrated solution for documentation and communication needs of agencies providing support to people with disabilities, especially developmental disabilities. It offers an easy and efficient alternative to the immense amount of paperwork that is done manually by the care providers.

CDS is an online curriculum delivered by a Learning Management System and is being used across the country to develop, educate and build careers for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).  CDS is a collaborative work of the University of Minnesota and Elsevier/MC Strategies.  CDS is headquartered in Knoxville, TN, and its curriculum is developed by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.

At the conference Therap and CDS will discuss ways to utilize web-based technologies to educate and train a workforce delivering support services. The conference will feature multiple interactive sessions and workshops focusing on the services provided by Therap and on the curriculum of the Learning Management System offered by CDS.

Some major sessions to look forward to will include: Training on Therap Applications, Networking with other Therap Users and Industry Experts and Sharing Ideas to Create New and Improved Therap Training and Support Materials discussions. There will also be some specific sessions for advanced users, system administrators and potential users of Therap and CDS.

For more fun, there will be exciting Therap Games, brainstorming sessions and more surprises waiting for you!

For information on conference attractions, fees and hotel accommodations, click on the link below:

To view the preliminary schedule for this conference, click on the link below:

We welcome all existing, new and potential users to participate in the conference.

For additional information, call 203.596.7553.

We’ll again be joined at this conference by Rest Assured and Web Footed Friends.

Rest Assured is a real time monitoring system with two-way communications. Broadband wireless technology is used to link individual homes to a central monitoring station. Benefits include home safety and security, quick access to support when needed, weather alerts, and independence with just the right amount of oversight.

Web Footed Friends, Inc. is an applied research firm developing and supporting talent management systems in human services to get the right people in specific positions to increase productivity, customer satisfaction and industry capacity that fosters growth and enhances quality of consumer support. The principals of the firm have had 30-plus years experience in psychometrics.  WFF has focused on organizational development for 15 years.

Original Picture is Unavailable

College of Direct Support Newsletter :: Conferences and DJK

Connections at CDS 

There’s a new College of Direct Support Newsletter out now which you can read here

There are a couple of articles of specific interest, one about our upcoming Side by Side Conference in Baltimore next month: 

Next CDS, Therap Conference
Set for July 27-29 in Baltimore

Therap LogoCDS Logo 

·      The new Return on Investment (ROI) Tool.
·      A complete review of the new courses in the College of Direct Support (CDS) curriculum.
·      An up-close look at our new “Film for Thought” course “Body & Soul.”
·      And a look at our new Disability Intensive Course offerings.  

That’s part of what you’ll hear from the CDS at the July 27-29 “Side-by-Side Technology: Therap, College of Direct Support Training Conference VI” scheduled for the Holiday Inn Conference Center at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Baltimore. 

This event brings together the two industry leaders in utilizing web-based technologies to educate and train the workforce that provides supports for people with developmental disabilities. 

Three members of the CDS team will be at the conference — Bill Tapp, Donna Kosak and Bill Waibel. 

Therap and CDS will discuss ways to utilize their web-based technologies to educate and train a workforce delivering support services. The conference will feature multiple interactive sessions and workshops focusing on the services provided by Therap and on the curriculum of the Learning Management System offered by CDS. 

Some major sessions to look forward to will include: Training on Therap Applications, Networking with other Therap Users and Industry Experts and Sharing Ideas to Create New and Improved Therap Training and Support Materials discussions. There will also be some specific sessions for advanced users, system administrators and potential users of Therap or CDS.  

Click HERE to access the information about the conference.  It is not too soon to add this conference to your calendar for the summer. If you have questions, call 203.596.7553 or visit Therap’s website at www.TherapServices.net 

  

  

and a very nice piece on  DJK Enterprises in Oklahoma who use both CDS and Therap: 

June’s Partner Profile:

DJK Enterprises Is A Small
Agency Doing Big Things

DJK Enterprises is a small agency in a small southern Oklahoma town of approximately 17,000 people that is doing some very big things in the world of technology and online training. 

This agency, which serves 45 people in four counties, began using the College of Direct Support (CDS) in August 2008. 

Damien Greenlee, DJK’s Director of Training, says that the old saying that “time is money” sure seems more and more relevant these days. “With constant funding cutbacks due to the current economic climate – in Oklahoma as well as across the country – it seems that any money an agency can save is a miracle. And The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a money-saving miracle for DJK Enterprises,” he writes in our June Partner Profile on DJK. 

Click HERE to read the full Partner Profile about how DJK is using CDS along with Therap Services and the “bridge” between the two technologies. 

 DJK Logo

 Damien_DJK 

  

  

  

  

  

Damien Greenlee, Director of Training at DJK Enterprises, is shown here with Barbara Sanders, who completed all CDS courses required by Oklahoma and now works in their office operations. 

If you didn’t catch it in the article, be sure to read the “Partner Profile” all about how DJK uses Therap and CDS 

:: Justin ::

College of Direct Support Administrator’s Forum 2010


Original Picture is Unavailable

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sheraton New Orleans
Registration:  9:30 AM
 Forum: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch Provided


Each year as a part of the ANCOR Management Practices Conference, the CDS team hosts this interactive time of sharing with CDS users and those interested in learning how others are incorporating CDS into their workforce development efforts.  We have expanded the hours of the program and had great input from many of you who attended last year in San Francisco! 

 
 A sampling of topics for the 2010 event include:
 
  • 2010 Product Development :: Amy Hewitt
  • How the CDS is growing in the U.S. & beyond :: Bill Tapp
  • The New Administrator :: Michelle Kael
  • National CDS Evaluation :: Derek Nord
  • Return on Investment Tool :: Nancy McCulloh & Bill Waibel
  • CDS Resource Tools :: Tom King
  • CDS/Therap Bridge :: Therap/CDS team
  • Games, The Riot, Body & Soul :: Kristin Dean
  • Roundtable Discussion Luncheon :: Everyone
  • Our workforce development efforts :: CDS User Groups
 
We hope that you and your workforce team will be a part of this session and stay for the 2010 ANCOR Conference.  Reservations are limited and we are pleased that ANCOR will provide you with the member pricing for attending the conference.  There is no fee for the Administrator’s Forum. You Must Register for Both the Forum & Conference.

CDS Administrator’s Forum Registration
Michelle Kael at 1.877.353.2767 toll free
mkael@collegeofdirectsupport.com
Original Picture is Unavailable

An email from the College of Direct Support…


Therap-CDS Conference No. 4: Be With Us Oct. 20-22 in Indianapolis

The College of Direct Support (CDS) and Therap Services continue their successful series of joint training conferences with the fourth one – “Side-by-Side Technology: Therap, CDS Training Conference IV” – in Indianapolis, IN on Oct. 20-22 at the Holiday Inn North at The Pyramids.

The very first CDS-Therap conference was held in Kansas City just more than a year ago.

This LINK will take you to the conference flyer for more information and registration details. For additional information, call 203.596.7553.

This conference again brings together two industry leaders in the field of utilizing web-based technology to support people with developmental disabilities and educating and training a workforce to deliver the support services. The two separate and yet distinct companies will discuss the “bridge” that allows users to access Therap’s services and bridge to the CDS via the Learning Management System offered by MCStrategies/Elsevier.

This conference will also feature an address by Dr. Amy Hewitt, Senior Research Associate at the Institute on Community Integration. She will be presenting on the use of technology and workforce transformation. Dr. Hewitt coordinates the authoring of the CDS curriculum at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration.

There is an early bird registration fee of $150 per person available for the three-day conference and that also covers all meals.

Therap Services, LLC, based in Waterbury, CT, is a web-based service organization that provides an integrated solution for documentation and communication needs of agencies providing support to people with disabilities, especially developmental disabilities. It offers an easy and efficient alternative to the immense amount of paperwork that is done manually by the care providers.

CDS is an online curriculum delivered by a Learning Management System and is being used across the country to develop, educate and build careers for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). CDS is a collaborative work of the University of Minnesota and Elsevier/MC Strategies. CDS is headquartered in Knoxville, TN, and its curriculum is developed by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota.

Click here to download the conference flyer for more information.

Lots of Conferences

Graphic of Therap Conferences

We have a whole bunch of conferences coming up in the next few months for you to sign up for.

Our next conference is Side by Side III with the College of Direct Support in Denver, CO: August 19th to 21st

Then in October we have our Regional Conference in Maine (full details to follow) and we have just announced Side by Side IV which will take place in Indianapolis, IN from October 20th to 22nd.

We are also looking at additional regional conferences in Maine and Texas towards the end of the year.

Finally in this category for now, we have the next National Provider Administrator Conference in Fishkill, NY, February 2nd to 4th 2010.  This is already looking like a really exciting conference and one that I suspect will sell out early.  I am particularly excited about the user presentations that we have lined up.  There are some fascinating topics that we will be announcing soon.  Remember, if you want to present, you can get a free registration if accepted. 

Apply here:
Call for presentation

Graphic of other conferences

Not only do we run our own (exceedingly cool) conferences, we also show up at a lot of other people’s conferences.  You can see a full list of the Conferences that we will be attending here.

I do hope that we see you soon!

:: Justin ::

Social Media
Therap Social Media LinksTherap on Google Plus linkTherap on Youtube linkTherap on Twitter linkTherap on Facebook link
www.flickr.com
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos and videos from Justin Brockie. Make your own badge here.
October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Archives
Categories
Therap Logo
Electronic Documentation
for Agencies Providing Services
to Persons with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities