The PATHS Credentialing program is an education and
training program designed for Direct Support Professionals
working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
PATHS' curriculum is based on the best national models,
such as the Community Support Skills Standards and the
National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals' Code of
Ethics. The program offers sequential credentials that
teach, reinforce and build upon the essential skills of a
highly qualified Direct Support Professional.
Direct Support Professionals can pursue
three specialized credentials, which have been recognized at
the state and national levels.
The Certificate of Initial Proficiency (CIP),
which includes 60 hours of classroom instructions, including
training in self-determination living skills and supports,
service facilitation, organizational participation,
self-determination, documentation, advocacy and personal
Certificate of Advanced Proficiency (CAP),
which includes 95 hours of classroom instruction, including
additional training in community and service networking,
crisis prevention and intervention, education and self
development, vocational/educational and career support and
of Specialized Skills and Knowledge,
which includes specialized instruction to become a certified
PATHS instructor or to work in supervision or management.
Grady will be offering the PATHS CIP Class beginning on
January 26, 2010 and lasting through March 30, 2010. The
class will meet at the Anne Grady Center on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm.
Another PATHS CIP Class will be offered at Anne Grady
beginning September 19, 2010 through November 16, 2010. This
class will be held at the Anne
Center on Tuesdays from
9am to 4pm.
The cost of the 60 hour CIP Class is $250.00 per
student. That is 10 classes for only $250.00.
The Cost of the CAP Class is $550.00 and that is 20 classes
for only $550.00.
Currently Anne Grady is only offering the CIP Class,
however in the future the CAP Class will be offered…so check
here to sign up for the PATHS Class at Anne Grady.
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