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There is a wealth of web-based training opportunities free-of-cost on the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) website. Additionally, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) offers various provider trainings throughout the year relating to areas required for certification and/or areas to enhance skills and understanding in the form of group or individual trainings.  These may include medication administration, Person-Centered Thinking & Planning, “Provider 101,” rule changes, documentation requirements, provider forums, claim submission, Trauma-Informed Care, First Aid/CPR, MUI/Rights, Medicaid Service System,  etc.  Providers should check the Richland Newhope website frequently for updates.

If you are interested in accessing the Richland County Board of DD’s most recent annual MUI and Rights training, please contact Provider Recruiter/Development Coordinator Mary Dalbey at for more information.  She will e-mail the handouts, slides, and links to watch the videos online.  There are also DVDs available at our Service & Support Administration (SSA) building, 220 Home Ave., that can be checked out and viewed either at the SSA building or at your home.  In order to receive a certificate for the training, you must watch the videos, take (and pass) a short quiz, and then return the completed quiz in to Mary Dalbey.  At that time you will be asked to sign a form attesting that you watched the videos and understand the information.  Once this is completed, will you will be issued your certificate of training.  MUI training is required every calendar year for all providers and county board staff.

Training Dates

2019 Agency Provider Meetings
Location:  Longview Building, 1495 Longview Avenue in room 235
Time:  10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
January 16
March 6
May 8
July 10
September 4
November 13
Upcoming TRAININGS scheduled for 2019

- 14 hour Medication Certificate 1, SSA Training Room 12: February 7 & 8; April 11 & 12; June 13 & 14; August 8 & 9; October 10 & 11; December 12 & 13

- 2 hour Medication Administration Re-Certification, Longview Center,  Room 235, 1495 W. Longview Ave.: February 13; September 25

- Person-Centered Thinking & Planning Free Training, SSA Building, 220 Home Ave.:  February 28 & March 1, 8:30 AM - 4PM
         Class size is limited to 12 people!  RSVP to Melissa Cole at 

- Crisis Response Trainings, SSA Training Room 12, 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM: 
        February 14 
        April 4
        June 6
        August 1
        October 3
        December 5
The 2019 MUI/UI/Rights Training for Providers and SSA, Longview Center, Room 235, 1495 W. Longview Ave.: October 16 morning and afternoon sessions; October 17 morning session only.
2019 Independent Provider Meetings
We will meet at the SSA Building, 220 Home Ave. in Training Room 12 for our meetings.  We are going to try and vary the times to see if there is enough interest in a late afternoon meeting.  If there is not enough interest, we will change those afternoon times at a later date back to the morning schedule and add a different training topic.
February 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
April 3 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
June 5 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
August 7 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
October 2 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
December 4 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Independent Providers are welcome to attend the Agency Provider meetings as well.