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Contact the CDS-PA helpdesk
(for CDS-PA questions and registration information)

The College of Direct Support (CDS) is a DirectCourse online curriculum for Professionals and People with disabilities that is based on National Standards that provides access to high quality training. This allows others to increase learning and development of skills and knowledge. CDS is available to access 24/7. It utilizes a mixture of videos, vignettes, and stories to support various methods of learning. CDS is an excellent resource and management tool. CDS content is developed by the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota. There are 227 lessons across 37 Courses with approximately 146 hours of training. The content is delivered through Elsevier Performance Manager.

Access to CES is FREE for:

§  People with disabilities

§  Family members/caregivers

§  Person-directed services

§  Providers currently using College of Direct Support (CDS)

§  IM4Q programs

§  Administrative Entities

§  Support Coordination Organizations

§  Office of Developmental Programs

To Register for the Courses, or to seek assistance from the Helpdesk contact:

215-204-1356 (voice)

For further information about CDS please click on the link below: 

CES can be used to access Part 1 of the ACRE Certification. To access Part 2 of the ACRE Certification please contact Lara Enein-Donovan at:

Last modified: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 1:20 PM