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Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Innovative eLearning solutions for IDD professionals

Invest in Your Greatest Asset, Your People

We help IDD organizations improve performance and quality outcomes by providing employees with flexible professional development, engaging training and online learning through our robust Learning Management System.

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Save Time and Money

Let your staff train anytime, anywhere, reducing training concerns and overtime expenses.
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ANCOR and The Arc work with Relias to ensure that our training plays an integral role in the success of your organization.
Optimize Workforce Processes

Optimize Workforce Processes

Speed up onboarding and streamline staff development and performance improvement programs.

The Right Courses

The right courses for all of your staff- from DSPs to social workers to management

IDD Library

Deliver courses designed to meet state-specific funding and accreditation requirements. Offer the CEU’s your staff needs for individual licenses. Developed by industry-leading experts. All at a lower cost than live training.

  • 220+ Accredited
  • Courses designed to meet provincial, CARF, COA, CAC and other training standards
  • Continuing education for DSPs, nurses, HR professionals, psychologists, social workers, therapists, case managers, and other direct service staff
  • Training to fulfill NADSP certification requirements

A DSP-Specific Curriculum. A curriculum for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with more than 200-course hours accredited to meet credentialing through the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP). Developed with DSP’s in mind.


Reduced Costs

The affordable, quality way to train staff

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Lower travel, backfill, and overtime expenses

Reduce the amount of time your remote staff needs to travel for on-site training. Eliminate the need to backfill shifts and reduce overtime pay.

No more “sunk” costs- save money by paying by “seat”

With onsite training, if an employee leaves the organization, you have to pay again for the next employee to go through the training. These costs can be significant, given the high turnover most IDD organizations face.

With Relias, you pay by the “seat”. If an employee leaves the organization, the new employee is trained at no extra cost.

Ensure Consistency of Training

Ensure core policies and training are delivered to a certain standard, using consistent online training. Increase staff competency and compliance with processes and procedures, directly impacting the quality of service provided.

Better Tracking and Reporting

Easily manage tracking and reporting for compliance requirements


Know at all times where your organization stands, with regards to training-related compliance. Produce reports easily and immediately for funding sources and accrediting bodies. Track:

  • Mandatory courses
  • Licenses and certifications (including CPR, first aid status, etc.).
  • Live, on-site training events
  • Custom material (such as Policies and Procedures)

Reduce time spent tracking and reporting by 75%. Automate the manual tasks associated with tracking trainee compliance, including capturing course assignment details and status.

Automated notifications. Managers and employees receive automated notifications indicating upcoming (or past-due!) deadlines. Let managers do their jobs and let the system manage compliance!

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Easier Scheduling

Simplify the delivery of training- particularly for remote employees

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Scheduling and assigning training

Make it easier to schedule training for your staff.

  • Assign employees to courses with the click of a button.
  • Prioritize classes with tailored training plans.
  • Schedule and assign live training events or custom courses (including Policies and Procedures).
  • Auto-enroll new employees

Delivery for remote staff

Use online training to enable remote staff, particularly DSP’s, to complete required training without the need to travel. Dramatically increase the number of courses available to off-site staff.

Manage Your Live Training Events

Schedule and track live training events online. Automate enrollment and assignments.

We're More Than a Training Vendor. We're Your Learning Partner.

Discover how IDD organizations are using Relias to impact the lives of those they serve.

Impact Story: Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina and Virginia

"With so many different services that we provide, which is all over the spectrum, Relias is capable of delivering that and allowing us to do a comprehensive training assignment for every position type in our agency. This is an efficient method of delivering trainings that can be very, very specific."

Thomas Stallings
Easter Seals UCP | NC + VA



We work with industry-leading partners to ensure our training meets your training needs.

The Arc
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Additional Resources

Choice Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Sample Course

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Best Practices for Training DSPs


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The Fatal Four

Fact Sheet

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August 09 , 2018

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Relias Learning

DSP Retention Strategies from an IDD Expert

In this webinar, Arlene Bridges, an IDD business expert, offers applicable strategies to improve the hiring process and increase the retention of DSP staff.

White Paper

May 16 , 2018

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Risk Management: A Primer for Providers of Community-Based Services for People With ID/DDs

The dynamic and evolving healthcare industry is increasing risk for our organizations, including for community-based services providers in the ID/DD space. Download this white paper for a high-level primer on what the process looks like for managing risk, specific risks you may encounter, and best practices.

White Paper

February 07 , 2018

Payers Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Behavioral Health Analytics Population Health Management

Population Health Management: Let’s Get Started

Having the tools and expertise for population health service delivery and financial management is a must for healthcare providers’ future business sustainability and growth. Learn the necessary steps to get on your way to implementing a population health model