This course provides a general orientation to the provision of services for people with developmental disabilities, and related policies and instructions of the Division of Developmental Disabilities.  Article 9 applies to all programs operated, licensed, certified, supervised, or financially supported by the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD).

Course content covers:

  • Legally mandated rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, confidentiality, abuse and neglect prohibitions.

Successful completion is measured by comprehensive written examination followed by receipt of three year certification.

4 hour class / $40


To maintain quality standards, participants must demonstrate an acceptable level of competency to receive credit for the class. Our trainers measure this through observation, class participation, and examination. There are no refunds for participants who fail to meet required competency standards.

Olivete is not responsible for injuries incurred during training. Some classes, including Prevention and Support and CPR/First Aid involve physical techniques that require students to be in good health and capable of some strenuous activity. Prevention and Support is not recommended for individuals with certain physical conditions which may include, but not limited to knee injuries, back injuries, pregnancy, vertebrae fusion, spinal cord injuries or inability to use any body part normally. Class members participate at their own risk, but our trainers may also remove class members if they are uncomfortable with the perceived risk of injury.