As the first associations in Canada to take part in the College of Direct Support (CDS), here at the Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA), we pride ourselves in keeping our staff well-informed, and well-trained. We pay for all CDS expenses on behalf of our workers so that they may better their education as care professionals. DDA is always happy to help our staff get further education.
On Friday, November 20, 2009, it was a joyous day for our residential care professionals! 15 of our residential care professionals graduated from the CDS. They are now all certified direct support professionals.
It was both a happy and emotional day, where they also acknowledged Tasia Alexis, our Assistant Director, for teaching material from the CDS. Congratulations, everyone!