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ACRE-approved training is offered by educators, who are current ACRE organizational members. Their curriculum has gone through a rigorous curriculum review process. ACRE training is available in several formats: Face-to-face, online, and hybrid (combination of in person & online).

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Indiana Institute on Disability and Community

Indiana Institute on Disability and Community        

Organizational Address:  1905 N. Range Rd. Bloomington, IN

Contact Person:  Jackie Tijerina

Contact Person Phone Number:      812-856-4423                                          

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Name or Title of ACRE Training:  Indiana Employment Specialist Training

Description of ACRE Training Program: Online/in-person Employment Specialist Training provides basic skills training to service providers who have worked as employment specialists for less than one year. Attendees learn best practices in Discovery, job and career development, employment support planning, worksite analysis, extended services, and emerging industry trends.

Training is a total of 40 hours over 8-week period and is offered quarterly.  The training includes access to ten interactive online modules as well as two face-to-face, in-person meetings for orientation and further instruction. Individuals who attend both meetings and successfully complete all online assignments receive a competency-based certificate from Indiana University. CEUs are available and the training is approved by the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE).

Basic Level or Professional Level:  Basic

Where training is available: Indiana, or can accommodate the face to face portion for out-of-state

Names of Trainers:  Jackie Tijerina, Maya Cox, Sandra Block, Kelley Land, Faith Thomas

Marc Gold and Associates

Organizational Address:1147 Robinson Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Contact Person:  Dr. Teresa Callahan

Contact Person Phone Number:      228-205-4586                                          

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Name or Title of ACRE Training: Customized Employment

Description of ACRE Training Program: This course is comprised of three areas of training: 1) Discovery, 2) Job Development, and 3) Job Coaching/ Systematic Instruction. The training focuses on people who have significant impact of intellectual and developmental disabilities and have experienced challenges regarding services that would assist them to become successfully employed.  Each area of training involves three days of classroom style training for a total of nine days of training.  Each component of the training has activities and performance requirements that must be met.

Basic Level or Professional Level: Basic

Where training is available Training can come to any state.

Names of Trainers: Teresa Callahan, Mike Callahan, Melinda Mast, Milton Tyree, Pam Bossert, Randy Dicks, Abby Cooper, Ellen Condon, Joy Hopkins, Norciva Shumpert

Monadnock Developmental Services

Organizational Address: 121 Railroad St, Keene, NH 03431

Contact Person: Sheila Mahon

Contact Person Phone Number:  603-352-1304                                              

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Name or Title of ACRE Training:  Creating Successful Employment Outcomes

Description of ACRE Training Program:  The training is a combination of in-person and online training for individuals who are providing job development and job supports to individuals with disabilities. 

There are 2 online sections; Laws & History, and Benefits and 6 in person training days. 

The training is interactive and covers a variety of topics including; learning about the job seeker, networking, talking to employers, job development, job coaching, teaching job skills through systematic instruction, and behavioral supports.  The training uses an adult learning approach where participants have the opportunity to learn new skills, practice those skills through fieldwork and receive feedback.

Basic Level or Professional Level:  Basic

Where training is available (if only in specific state(s), or if training can come to any state) Primarily in NH but will consider MA, VT or Maine

Names of Trainers: Sheila Mahon, Bethany Bilodeau, Tracey Frye, Nicole Newell, Jim Hinson

New Hampshire