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Thursday 12 October 2017






Please note: due to space issues, you must register with Kelly (PH: 905-844-7864 x 383 ) to attend any live videoconference events at CWSDS.

Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) present various webinars.

Topics include:

  • Strategies to Implement Effective Police-ED Protocols.
  • Strategies for Community Service Providers for Engaging in Communication with Correctional Facilities.
  • Communicating w/People w/Mental Health Disabilities.

The HSJCCs were established in response to a recognized need to coordinate resources/services, & plan more effectively for people in conflict with the law.

The priority is for people w/a serious mental illness, developmental disability, acquired brain injury, drug/alcohol addiction, &/or fetal alcohol syndrome.

Use the link to access the full list of archived educational webinars on various topics.


The Prader-Willi Syndrome Network:

Provides information and resources for service providers who work with individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and their families.

The Prader-Willi website offers an on-line course that adds new content to the PWS Handbook and covers best practices in working with children, youth and adults with PWS.

Go to

to register for the course or for further information about the Prader-Willi Syndrome Network please email


This introductory course offers best practices in working with children, youth and adults with PWS and is affordable:

• $25.00 Individual

• $300.00 Organization (for a maximum of 50 learners within 12 months)

• Cost effective-no travel time

The Community Networks of Specialized Care  presents:

Care Support and Treatment of People with Developmental Disability  and Challenging Behaviours: Consensus Guidelines

The guidelines are a result of collaboration with people and organizations from across Ontario.

The Consensus Guidelines were developed to help families, caregivers, and agencies in the daily care, support & treatment of adults with a developmental disability and challenging behaviours.

Target Audience: Developmental service workers, health, mental health, crisis, hospital and justice sector workers.

Guideline 29 & 30: Collaboration with First Responders and Hospitals

Guideline 10 & 11-Take the Plunge into Bio/Psycho/Social Depths: Holistic Understanding & Helping People with Developmental Disabilities in Distress.

Guideline 15-Trauma Informed Care.

Are now available to view on your own computer as an archived event via the OTN website.

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Handouts are available at


The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals.

Sample newsletters include:

Let’s talk about mental health & developmental disabilities; and

Psychiatric Consultation in Dual Diagnosis: What Should Direct Support Workers Know?

The newsletter is co-edited by Dave Hingsburger of Vita Community Living Services, and Angie Nethercott from the North Network of Specialized Care and Hands-TheFamilyHelpNetwork.


The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals is a monthly article dedicated to providing practical information and helpful tips for those who work directly with people with a developmental disability.

You can subscribe to the monthly newsletter, or view a full archive all issues of the


Direct Support Professionals Newsletter here




Dual Diagnosis On-line Training:

Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Issues


Presented by the North Community Network of Specialized Care

The foundation of this course is the first 3 chapters of NADD Ont. text: Dual Diagnosis: An introduction to the mental health needs of persons w/dev. disabilities and has been newly updated to reflect legislative changes. Target audience: people that support individuals w/a dev. disability, mental health issue &/or challenging behaviour.

On-line course (tablet friendly)


Self-paced w/on-line access to main text & resources

Cost effective:

no travel time & only $10.00 fee.

Course must be completed within 1 month of purchase date.

To register to go:


Health Care Access Research & Developmental Disabilities


Topics you may be interested in:

-HCARDD Research

-DDCARES Best Practice Series

-Using Emergency Services

Visit the H-CARDD (Health Care Access Research & Developmental Disabilities) website for resources & videos that have been created for helpful information for health care providers, families, caregivers, and people with a developmental disability.

Various webinars have been archived for viewing anytime you have time.


Use the link below to reach their site & click on “Knowledge Exchange” for resources & videos


HCARDD Knowledge Exchange

Seniors Health Knowledge Network.

Topics you may be interested in:

-Dementia & Developmental Disabilities

-Careers: helping people w/a dev. disability achieve their dreams

-Working w/the equally diagnosed: Mental illness & developmental disability

Visit Seniors Health Knowledge Network’s YouTube channel to watch the recordings of their Making Connections series webinars, plus other video features.


Various webinars have been archived for viewing anytime you have time.



Use the link below to reach their site and then click on “Resources” to search topics.


Seniors Health Knowledge Network 

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