Training Resources for Staff in Residential & Other Settings

To support regional centers, as well as residential providers, this page is meant to serve as an easy access point to training resources to ensure that individuals continue receiving quality services and supports in their home settings. If you have feedback related to the content you would like to submit, you can email

General Information about COVID-19 for Community-Based Care Providers


Treatment and Management if Caring for Suspected or Confirmed Individuals

Information in ASL

Información en Español

COVID-19 Online Training by the World Health Organization (WHO)

The courses are free. Just register for an account on OpenWHO. The trainings are also available in multiple languages.

Information and tools related to health and safety for self-advocates, direct support professionals, and vendors or providers.

Adult Residential Facilities for Persons with Specialized Health Needs (ARFPSHN)

Community Crisis Homes (CCH) & Enhanced Behavioral Supports Homes (EBSH)

Family Home Agency (FHA)

Independent Living Skills (ILS) & Supported Living Services (SLS)

Health Passport

If someone you care for needs medical attention, you may be limited or unable to assist them if they require care in a hospital or treatment center. The Health Passport can be used to share important information with other health care professionals about the individual you serve and how to keep them safe. Below are examples of communication to doctors and hospitals adapted from various local and nationwide sources.

General Information

Respiratory Illness


Urinary Tract Infections




Oral Health



Association of Regional Center Agencies Learning Center

To access these learning modules, you may register to create a new account and login. You may also use login credentials from an existing Regional Center Learning Center account. Further instructions are provided here. VIDEO


The training resources provided on this website are only intended to assist regional centers and vendors with the training of staff during the COVID-19 crisis.  Unless specified in a waiver or directive issued by the Director of the Department of Developmental Services and/or the Department of Public Health in response to COVID-19, the use of training resources on this website does not replace applicable law and regulations regarding staff training and competency, and does not otherwise guarantee staff competency.

The inclusion of external website links to training resources does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation of material at the linked sites, their content or the services provided.  The Department of Developmental Services accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of external websites or external documents linked to on this website.

When you select a link to an external website, you are leaving the Department of Developmental Services’ domain and are subject to the privacy policies of the external website.


Last modified: April 29, 2023