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The Unified Training System established by the First Steps Early Intervention System, within FSSA/Bureau of Child Development in conjunction with the Department of Education/Division of Special Education was created to support:

  • The statewide coordination of training activities related to young children.
  •  Greater access to learning opportunities for families and service providers.
  • A more balanced and coordinated schedule of training activities in terms of topics, locations, and dates throughout the state available year round.
  • Specialized training opportunities that bring together families and professionals from different fields, including early education and child care service providers.
  • A Family Involvement Fund to support the participation of family members of young children with special needs at trainings, public forums, and task forces.

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Upcoming Training Opportunities:

Below is a list of the current training offerings for Direct Support Professionals (DSP) providers. Please RSVP for any of the sessions by emailing your name and the session you will be attending to With the confirmation of your RSVP you will receive further information regarding location and parking.

     Tuesday, November 10, 2015     FULL
     DSP 102: 9 a.m. – noon EST
     DSP 103: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
     Indiana Government Center, Conference Center, Indianapolis

     Tuesday, December 1, 2015        FULL
     DSP 102: 9 a.m. – noon EST
     DSP 103: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST
     Indiana Government Center, Conference Center, Indianapolis

     More sessions of DSP 102 and DSP 103 to be offered in 2016.