Calendar

Feb
13
Wed
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Feb 13 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 14 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 AND
Thursday, February 14th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This 2-day class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: Participants must wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to allow for full participation in physical practice activities. Please do not wear open-toed or high heel shoes or sandals, short skirts or clothing that will restrict your physical practice of techniques.]

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ TVW / Access Training Room
Feb 14 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 15 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 AND
Friday, February 15th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Feb
20
Wed
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Fairview Masonic Lodge
Feb 20 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 21 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 AND
Thursday, February 21st, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Department of Human Services -- Training Center
Feb 21 @ 9:00 AM – Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 AND
Friday, February 22nd, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Feb
25
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) [1st Offering] @ Waverly Heights Church
Feb 25 @ 8:30 AM – Feb 26 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, February 25th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter thru the East door, closest to Woodward St.

[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) [2nd Offering]
Feb 25 @ 9:30 AM – Feb 26 @ 4:30 PM

Assigned Host:

SL Start, LLC

Presenters:

Rebecca Crane MA, QMHP

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, February 25th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019.

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (BOTH days).

OIS-G is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior for Residential, Vocational, and Foster Providers and Staff. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Closest cross street is SE Powell Blvd. Parking is in the lot behind the building, or on the street.

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Considering Age Related Issues & Dementia within the context of Brain Function and Behavior @ Community Access Services
Feb 26 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Changing Minds PBS, ATCBS.org, and Community Access Services

Presenters:

Kelley Gordham

Description:

This sometimes humorous workshop addresses the effects of regulatory depletion, biological, specific neurological and behavioral issues that express themselves in our everyday lives, but have a profound impact on those aging with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This workshop was an invited presentation at the 2018 International Conference on Positive Behavior Support in San Francisco. It served as the “kickoff” to the conference strand on aging.

Directions:

From Portland area, take Hwy 26. Take the Cornell exit and turn left onto Cornell Rd. Twin Oaks Plaza will be on your left off of Cornell (169th Place). Turn right into the parking lot.

[Note: If you get lost, please call Community Access Services at 503-533-4373]

Feb
28
Thu
2019
Seeing GEMS® As More than Just Loss: Progression Patterns @ Edwards Center -- Arctic building
Feb 28 @ 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Edwards Center

Presenters:

Shelly Edwards

Description:

The GEMS® model recognizes the dynamic nature of the human brain and its abilities. Unlike other cognitive models, it acknowledges that everyone’s abilities can change in a moment. Modifying environments, situations, interactions, and expectations will create either supportive positive opportunities or result in distress and a sense of failure. Just as gemstones need different settings and care to show their best characteristics, so do people. Rather than focusing on a person’s loss when there is brain change, seeing individuals as precious, unique, and capable encourages a care partnership and is the core of this model. Providing supportive settings for everyone, including care providers, allows them to use what they have to be their best. The GEMS® advocate that everyone living with brain change when given the opportunity will shine. – Teepa Snow and Positive Approach® to Care Team

By the completion of this workshop learners will be able to:

  1. Describe 3 number-based systems that are used to label stages/progression of dementia
  2. Discuss the value and importance of seeing people living with dementia as having retained abilities, value, and benefiting from the right support and care to optimize performance and quality of life
  3. Identify six GEMS – highlighting GEMS state characteristics
  4. Compare and contrast 6 states of cognitive function and ability as GEMS
  5. Use structured table to correctly identify GEMS states in shared scenarios through behaviors, abilities, and sensory processing examples
Mar
7
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ TVW / Access Training Room
Mar 7 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 8 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 AND
Friday, March 8th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Mar
11
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ SL Start
Mar 11 @ 9:30 AM – Mar 12 @ 4:30 PM

Assigned Host:

SL Start, LLC

Presenters:

Rebecca Crane MA, QMHP

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, March 11th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019.

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (BOTH days).

OIS-G is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior for Residential, Vocational, and Foster Providers, and Staff. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Closest cross street is SE Powell Blvd. Parking is in the lot behind the building, or on the street.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Mar 13 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 14 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 AND
Thursday, March 14th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: Participants must wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to allow for full participation in physical practice activities. Please do not wear open-toed or high heel shoes or sandals, short skirts or clothing that will restrict your physical practice of techniques.]

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Mar
15
Fri
2019
[Full] Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders @ East County Police Station
Mar 15 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Albertina Kerr

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, MS Ed

Description:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are the leading cause of Intellectual Disabilities. The term refers to conditions such as: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Alcohol-Related Neuro-Developmental Disorder and Alcohol –related birth defects. Often the disability is invisible and the person is misunderstood, labeled as lazy and considered to be “difficult to work with.” The distinct compromises in executive functioning created by exposure to alcohol can lead to myths and misconceptions about the working memory, inferential reasoning skills and information processing.

This training is geared towards anyone supporting an individual living with the cognitive and adaptive effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in a family home, a group living arrangement or a foster care setting. Participants will be provided information about the diagnosis and the specific impact on one’s learning and behavioral exhibitions. A new perspective about the underlying function of many challenging behaviors associated with FASD will be made available to participants throughout the training.

This workshop will help participants understand the damage that alcohol can have on the developing brain and provide practical strategies that are most effective when dealing with FASD within a family setting, foster home environment, group home and/or day program. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders present increasing challenges and often utilize a large portion of community based crisis stabilization services. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone who provides support services to individuals within the I/DD community.

Directions:

Parking is across the street.

Mar
18
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Mar 18 @ 8:30 AM – Mar 19 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, March 18th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please Note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Mar
22
Fri
2019
How to Talk About Sex & Sexuality @ Legacy Emanuel Hospital -- Conference Rm 1075 & 1077
Mar 22 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Riverside Training Centers, Inc.

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, MDiv

Description:

How can you talk about someone’s personal sexual life with them? How can you support someone who may be embarrassed to share details about their sexual experiences, desires or needs? This class will give you practical skills for dialoguing about sexuality with an individual who experiences I/DD. Examples are:

  • How to approach the subject in a non-threatening manner
  • How to ask open-ended questions
  • How to think globally about sexuality
  • How to brainstorm win-win solutions

We will focus on how to support healthy sexual development, healthy relationships, varying sexual expressions, and addressing the desire for intimacy and ‘skin hunger’.

Directions:

I-5 North: Take the N Alberta St exit (#303). Left on N Alberta St to N Vancouver Ave. Right on Vancouver Ave. Park in Parking Structure #1.

I-5 South: Follow I-5 to MODA Center/Broadway-Weilder exit Exit (#302A). Straight to NE Broadway. Left on NE Broadway to N Williams. Right on N Williams. Park in Parking Structure #1.

Mar
25
Mon
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ SL Start
Mar 25 @ 9:30 AM – Mar 26 @ 4:30 PM

Assigned Host:

SL Start, LLC

Presenters:

Rebecca Crane MA, QMHP

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, March 25th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019.

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (BOTH days).

OIS-G is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior for Residential, Vocational, and Foster Providers and Staff. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Closest cross street is SE Powell Blvd. Parking is in the lot behind the building or on the street.

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Community Vision
Mar 28 @ 9:00 AM – Mar 29 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 AND
Friday, March 29th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

[Full] ISP Team Appointed Health Care Representative Training @ Edwards Center - Aloha Yellow Room
Mar 28 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Assigned Host:

The Edwards Center

Presenters:

Josh Fulgham — Washington County DD Program Coordinator

Description:

Participants will learn about the ISP team appointed Health Care Representative process for individuals receiving 24-hour residential, adult foster care and supported living services.
This training will cover:

  • Assessing whether an individual is capable of making health care decisions
  • The requirements for identifying and appointing an ISP-team appointed Health Care Representative (HCR)
  • The process for a team appointed HCR to make medical decisions on behalf of an individual
  • The limitations on decision making authority for a team appointed HCR
Care for Yourself and Become a Better Caregiver @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Mar 28 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability LLC

Presenters:

Julie Harrison

Description:

Using a synthesis of three different psychological models of human needs the goals of this 2-hour workshop is that each participant leaves embracing the understanding that making time for our own self-care will, in turn, improve the lives of the people we care for, and for everyone to leave class with a personal plan of concrete steps to becoming a happier and more effective caregiver. The class will include lecture, time for individual questions and reflection, and small and large group discussion and brainstorming.

Directions:

Parking is available in the lot across the street.

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Normal and Not Normal Aging; Understanding the Difference @ Edwards Center -- Arctic building
Mar 29 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Edwards Center

Presenters:

Shelly Edwards

Description:

  • What’s the difference between “normal” aging versus “not normal” aging related to various cognitive functions?
  • Learn how to describe the five sensory input and processing systems, highlighting the dominant role of vision, and the major differences between protective and discriminating sensation in each
  • What is the impact of changing sensory awareness and processing as dementia progresses?
  • Come learn how to develop better observational skills to recognize and intervene effectively when behavioral challenges occur. Lastly, come learn some new skills related to approach, cuing, and ability to connect with people affected by dementia.
  • The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of control and self-direction. The workshop will also address typical issues that occur from early stages of the condition, through mid-disease, and into the final care concerns that are part of the progression.
Apr
9
Tue
2019
Humanization Principle @ Goodwill Airport Outlet
Apr 9 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Slipstream Dream

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, M.S. ED

Description:

This training is based on the belief that individual staff persons and their day-to-day job concerns must be directly addressed. Too often, individuals who provide support go “unheard.” Throughout the training, this class will demystify the ill-conceived notion that there is some “magical formula” out there to deal with difficult and challenging behaviors or that one piece of behavioral technology can take away behavior problems.

Throughout history, what has changed our inhumanity towards one another has been our attitudes and philosophy surrounding co-existence and mutual regard. Staff persons must learn to look within themselves to discover “answers” to challenging behavior. In addition, they must advocate, not blindly, but with accurate information and a supported feeling that they are the most important variable in behavior support.

Participants will discover effective support strategies through case studies representing day-to-day situations, investigation into the concept of culture shock, discovery of best practice thinking and a focus on causes rather than on symptoms.

Directions:

On the corner of 122nd and Airport Way. Parking is available in the back portion of the lot (away from the front doors), in the SW corner. Come through main entrance and walk straight ahead to the grey door in the very back of the store.

Apr
10
Wed
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
Apr 10 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 11 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 AND
Thursday, April 11th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

Apr
11
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Department of Human Services -- Training Center
Apr 11 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 12 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, April 11th, 2019 AND
Friday, April 12th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This two day OIS-G class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Directions:

You must enter at EAST entrance.

Apr
15
Mon
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Waverly Heights Church
Apr 15 @ 8:30 AM – Apr 16 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Presenters:

Sally Ashfield Gibson

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, April 15th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019.

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

[Please note: A proficiency in English is a requirement for this workshop.]

Directions:

The training will be held in the basement of the Waverly Church. Enter through the East door, closest to Woodward St.

Apr
18
Thu
2019
[Postponed] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Fairview Masonic Lodge
Apr 18 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 19 @ 5:00 PM

[Please Note: Due to an instructor time conflict, this class has been postponed to 4/29 & 4/30, 2019.]

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 AND
Friday, April 19th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Autism: It’s Not (Always) What You Think @ East Police Precinct -- Community Room
Apr 23 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

Andee Joyce

Description:

In part one of this 3-part series, we will discuss myths, assumptions, and realities about autism. Among topics covered will be sensory issues, executive functioning, acquiring life skills “autistic-style,” and specific issues regarding people first diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition in adulthood.

Directions:

Parking is available in the lot across the street.

Apr
25
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Community Services Training Room
Apr 25 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 26 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 AND
Friday, April 26th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.

Apr
29
Mon
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ Fairview Masonic Lodge
Apr 29 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 30 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Monday, April 29th, 2019 AND
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Working Together to Support the Sexual Health of Youth Experiencing I/DD. @ Oregon DHS Training Center
Apr 30 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Assigned Host:

Multnomah County Health Department, and the Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (SHEIDD) Project

Description:

We all have a role in supporting the sexual health of youth experiencing I/DD! This introductory training will provide a foundation to help teams build comfort, confidence and skill in supporting the sexual health of young people experiencing I/DD by providing rights-based, person-centered and holistic sexual health education. Participants of this introductory training will have opportunities to attend advanced workshops in the future.

This training is designed for people who work to support young people (ages 14-21) experiencing I/DD in the Tri-County area. These supporters could be family members, friends, caregivers, support service providers or coordinators, teachers, healthcare providers, etc. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend with another member of a support team. Teams will receive priority at registration!

May
8
Wed
2019
[Full] Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ East Precinct Portland Police Bureau -- Community Room
May 8 @ 9:00 AM – May 9 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Access Ability, LLC

Presenters:

John Mushlitz, MAEd

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 AND
Thursday, May 9th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

OIS is an intensive training/certification program & process for implementing Positive Behavior Support & safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior. This class focuses on supports for adults & children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Directions:

Parking lot is directly across the street.

May
9
Thu
2019
Oregon Intervention System – General (OIS-G) @ TVW / Access Training Room
May 9 @ 9:00 AM – May 10 @ 5:00 PM

Assigned Host:

Among Friends

Presenters:

Shanya Luther, M.Div

Description:

This is a 2-day training.

Thursday, May 9th, 2019 AND
Friday, May 10th, 2019.

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (BOTH days).

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is an intensive training/certification program for understanding challenging behaviors and the process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behaviors. This class focuses on supports for adults with I/DD in the home or community.