A Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) must have at least one year of experience working directly with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, meet the minimum federal educational requirements for a QIDP outlined in 42 CFR 483.430, and must provide documentation of both education and experience.
Direct work experience may include, but is not limited to:
• Case management or activities that include involvement with individuals in daily, work or social activities
• Interactions with consumers in the implementation of individual service plans, education plans or behavior programs
• Gathering behavior program data by interacting with or observing consumers to determine appropriate program implementation
• Involvement with consumers in programming at residential, work sites and other venues.
Persons, who would meet QIDP requirements within a reasonable time, may gain QIDP experience under the direct supervision of a trained QIDP by assisting them in collecting or collating data, drafting paperwork, organizing or recording team meetings, etc. However, only QIDPs on the Department’s QIDP database can be assigned full QIDP responsibilities (e.g., preparing ISPs, conducting meetings, assessing consumer progress, completing paperwork and signing documents that require QIDP approval). QIDPs cannot sign off on QIDP paperwork prepared by staff not approved as a QIDP, even if that staff meets QIDP requirements.
QIDPs are responsible for many things, not least of which includes ensuring that the individuals we support receive appropriate, effective, and individualized person-centered services. This training is designed to give you an overview of what your position will likely involve, as well as a
wealth of tools, tips, and resources that you can utilize in provision of those services.
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