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Cerebral Palsy Course Strengthens CDS Curriculum as Second Disability Intensive Course Offering
Date:11/30/2009

sorder that affects body movement and also affects muscle coordination. Cerebral palsy can begin in infancy or early childhood and can also be acquired at a later age when a specific part of the brain is injured. It is a permanent condition, but it does not get worse over time. Learners will learn to recognize common characteristics of cerebral palsy and it will also describe the main types of cerebral palsy. Finally, it will help DSPs and others understand some of the typical supports needed by someone who has cerebral palsy.

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the CDS, or Tom King, Director of Communications, at +1-877-353-2767 (toll
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About the College of Direct Support

The College of Direct Support is a learning gateway for contemporary best practices for Direct Support Professionals. By incorporating web-based learning, backed by nationally recognized curricula, the CDS is designed to promote a profession of direct support. The CDS is being used in more than 30 states and also in Canada. It is a partnership between MC Strategies/Elsevier and the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center's Institute on Community Integration, which authors the curriculum.

CDS offers a complete lineup of courses offered on the MC Strategies/Elsevier's Learning Management System.

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