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ASD05 Autism Spectrum Disorder - Community Supports and Service Networking
Positive relationships, social connections and an affiliation with community groups positively impact the quality of our lives and the lives of the individuals we support. The Direct Support Professional plays an important role in assisting an individual to develop and maintain meaningful relationships in the community, overcome attitudinal barriers and find fulfilling activities. The Direct Support Professional needs to know both the community resources and the individual.
Course Objective
After completing this module, you should be able to:
• Understand the supports residential and day services provide the individual.
• Review strategies that they can model to inform community members how to interact with individuals with ASD.
• Create opportunities for the community to welcome the individuals you support as valuable community members.
• Demonstrate knowledge of community resources and community supports available to people they support.
• Match specific resources and interventions to the unique needs of individuals recognizing the importance of friends, family and community relationships and a healthy life style.

Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
Certificates
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1.0 Hour 1.00 CE Credit(s) $22.33 QTY

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