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DHS/DDS Transportation Training - OPEN
Monday March 20, 2017
9:00am until 4:00pm
ATA Training Center, North Little Rock

The Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services has recently adopted new Standards for Centers with Community-Based Programs and ACS Waiver Services. Included in these standards are requirements for employees providing non-medical transportation services. This seven-hour training is designed to fulfill those requirements. Topics to be covered include: -Defensive driving -Sensitive and understand of the of the aging process -Overview of diseases and functional factors commonly affecting older adults -Environmental considerations affecting passengers with disabilities -Passenger assistance techniques -Proper wheelchair management and securement techniques -Wheelchair lift operation -Emergency procedures Each participant will receive a certificate of completion