Cost: $100

This badge course will cover the following modules: Overview of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, History of Services to People with Disabilities, Ethics on the Frontline, Supporting Health and Safety and The Direct Support Professional as Teacher.

Course Objectives

  1. Be able to provide an overview of Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  2. Describe the history of services to people with disabilities.
  3. Practice using ethics on the frontline.
  4. Support Health and Safety.
  5. Explain the importance of direct support professionals as a teacher.

Credit Hours

Success in this 1 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 15 hours over the length of the course (normally 1 hour per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction and preparation/studying or course related activities for a total of 45 hours.

Credit Criteria

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria


Ericka Cameron

Ericka Cameron

Ericka Cameron has her Master’s degree in Sociology from Wichita State University. Since graduating, Ericka has worked in a variety of non-profit and government settings with a focus on family welfare and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most recently, Ericka worked at the Sedgwick County Developmental Disability Organization wherein she served as the liaison to Project SEARCH and assisted in the development of the Direct Support Professional Pathway Program. Ericka has experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities both within her professional history and in her personal life.