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The College of Direct Support delivers competency-based training designed to prepare Direct Support Staff to go above and beyond compliance. Their training has been fully accredited by the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and has been used to achieve the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) Accreditation. CDS was was formed in 2002 through a collaboration with Sertoma Center and the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota. It began as a Project of National Significance with the support of the United States Department of Health & Human Services Administration on Disabilities, and today is comprised of parents and families of people with disabilities, former direct support professionals, and researchers committed to best practice training created for the community by the community. For more info, Click Here to visit the CDS website.