'Diabetes' Is Fifth Disability Intensive Course Introduced to College of Direct Support (CDS) Curriculum

By Elsevier, PRNE
Monday, January 3, 2011

ATLANTA, January 4, 2011 - The College of Direct Support (CDS), an internet-based college
for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and managed in partnership by
Elsevier I MC Strategies and the University of Minnesota's Research and
Training Center, has introduced its newest Disability Intensive Course (DIC)
into the CDS Curriculum - Diabetes

This is the fifth DIC course to be added to the CDS
curriculum, joining courses on "Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders", "Brain
Injury", "Cerebral Palsy", and "Depression" and is the 35th course in the CDS

The author of the course is Kelly Nye-Lengerman, a Project Coordinator
and author at the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community
Integration/Research and Training Center, which is responsible for the
development and authoring of the CDS curriculum.

Description of the Course

This course is about Diabetes and the effect it may have on a person's
overall health. Diabetes is a condition where the body does not or cannot
produce enough insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar and starches into
energy, impacting all body systems. This course presents facts about this
affection, describes how Diabetes may affect individuals and their families,
and discusses support strategies and Diabetes resources that can be useful to
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).

A DIC is a specialized course within the CDS that focuses on
one disability or condition. Unlike other CDS courses, they consist of one
lesson. Each course defines and describes the nature of a specific condition,
provides information about the causes, characteristics and symptoms, and some
stories of people who have this condition are shared.

About the College of Direct Support

The College of Direct Support is a learning gateway for
contemporary best practices for Direct Support Professionals. By
incorporating web-based learning, backed by nationally recognized curricula,
the CDS is designed to promote a profession of direct support. The CDS is
being used in more than 30 states and also in Canada. It is a partnership
between Elsevier I MC Strategies and the University of Minnesota's Research
and Training Center's Institute on Community Integration, which authors the

CDS offers a complete lineup of courses offered on the Elsevier I MC
Strategies Learning Management System.

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    Media Contact:
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