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E-Learning and Continuing Education


AAIDD Partners with Relias Learning to Offer Online Courses with CEs on Your Schedule

CEs are also available at the AAIDD Annual Meeting, click here for more information.


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What is Online Learning?

Online learning is individualized education through the internet. You take courses at your own pace‚Äďand at the times most convenient to you. Courses are accessible 24 hours a day. You can start and stop when you need to; you do not need to complete a course in a single session.

What Courses Are Available?

There are hundreds of courses available and more added every month.  Here is a small sample:

  • Overview of the Principles of Positive Behavior Support for Direct Support Professionals
  • Supervision and the Principles of Positive Behavior Support
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Separating the Data from the Myths
  • CBT for People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Nutrition & Exercise for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  • Practical Implications of Genetic Diagnoses for People with DD
  • Diagnosing Substance Abuse in Older Adults

For AAIDD online learning questions, call 202-387-1968 ext. 203.

Are CEs Available?

More than 300 of the courses are accredited by national and state organizations. Courses in the library are searchable by accreditation status, so you can easily find courses that meet your continuing education requirements.

Are the Courses Cost-Effective?

The cost of courses varies, but many are available for around $10. AAIDD members enjoy a 10% discount on all courses. Members can call 202-387-1968 ext. 203 to get the online code to receive the discount.

Are Training Packages Available for Organizations?

Relias Learning offers e-learning solutions for agencies with Elevate, a comprehensive online training and management system with advanced reporting and monitoring capabilities for tracking course completion and compliance with licensing mandates. Elevate also provides on-demand access to all AAIDD and Relias courses for your entire staff, as well as the ability to customize courses from the EL library, add new courses of your own, and develop new courses with the assistance of Relias staff. These services are available to organizations for a monthly fee, based on the number of employees who will be using the system.

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