Due to the possibility and risk of infection of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Community Outreach Wisconsin is canceling all training events between now and May 15. For the latest updates on UW–Madison plans and responses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit covid19.wisc.edu.
Waisman Center Community Outreach Wisconsin (COW) staff have extensive experience and knowledge in supporting people with disabilities to promote full community inclusion.
Staff develop and provide practical trainings to agencies, teams, families, individuals with disabilities, program administrators/supervisors, and anyone interested in learning more about related topics in the field of Developmental Disabilities.
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).
Click on a topic below for dates, times, and a full description of trainings we are currently offering:
A FREE 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.
The Waisman WIN (Wellness Inclusion Nursing) program is excited to announce a new series of online training opportunities for individuals around the state of Wisconsin. This series will provide expertise, training, and resources through videoconference workshops for individuals who support the overall health and wellbeing of adults with IDDs in their communities.
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.
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.
These informative and fun classes are geared towards people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.