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E-Learning and Continuing Professional Education

This page addresses CEs available through AAIDD's partnership with Relias Learning. For information about CEs available through the AAIDD Annual Meeting, click here.

Relias Academy

AAIDD is pleased to partner with Relias Learning to offer online continuing education and training opportunities to IDD professionals through Relias Academy.  AAIDD members receive a 10% discount on courses; contact Monica Graziosi at for more information.
Click here to go directly to Relias Academy.

What is Online Learning?

Online learning is individualized education through the internet. You take courses at your own pace–and 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

Are CEs Available?

More than 300 of the courses are accredited by national and state organizations. Courses in the library are search-able 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.

What Is Relias Learning?

Relias Learning is the leading provider of e-learning services for the behavioral health and human service industry serving more than 850 organizations in 49 states and Canada.

Other Questions?

For any questions regarding the AAIDD online learning site, call 202-387-1968 ext. 203.

Go to the AAIDD Online Learning Site