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Community Education and Caregiver/Support Provider Training

Community Outreach Wisconsin (COW) provides practical trainings to support providers and caregivers, agencies, teams, families, individuals with disabilities, program administrators/supervisors, and community members interested in learning more about related topics in the field of Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities.

Many trainings are developed and presented by COW staff who have extensive experience and knowledge in supporting people with disabilities to promote full community inclusion.

Trainings may meet the continuing education requirements as prescribed by the WI Department of Regulation and Licensing (see specific training information to see if it qualifies).

Training and Events Calendar

Feb 09
Feb 16

CSC Crisis Prevention Summit

February 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
Feb 28

Crisis Prevention and Person Centered Planning – Direct Care Worker Training

A training series for direct care workers working with persons with dementia or intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) with focus on crisis prevention and person centered planning for persons with dementia or I/DD.

WIN Distance Learning

A series of online training opportunities for individuals around the state of Wisconsin. This series provides expertise, training, and resources through videoconference workshops for individuals who support the overall health and wellbeing of adults with IDDs in their communities.

Behavioral Support and Mental Health

Trainings on behavioral support and mental health are designed to assist professionals and caregivers in learning how to effectively support persons with developmental disabilities and others who could experience the full range of behavioral escalation and mental health issues.

Health Care

These sessions are designed to equip professionals and caregivers with the knowledge to safely support people with disabilities and their health care needs.


VALUES (Vision, Attitudes, & Learning Underlying Essential Supports) trainings are geared towards professionals who want to learn how to better support the people they work with in the field of developmental disabilities. Most trainings are also open to family members.

Learning Together

These informative and fun classes are geared towards people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Conferences and Events


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Cancellation Policy:

Agencies and individuals will be charged the full registration fee for no-shows and late cancellations. The registration fee will be waived for cancellations made 24 hours or more prior to the start of the training. Substitutions are accepted. Community Outreach Wisconsin will charge a 15% admin fee for more than 2 training cancellations per month per agency.

If you have questions related to training registration, email the Community Training program or call 608-265-9440 ext 0.