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Monday, July 19 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
85 - Introducing Innovative Certification for Health Science Seniors in South Carolina.

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The session will introduce Direct Support Professional Training Program from the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs for senior students in Health Science. Requirements and opportunities for three levels of certification approved by the South Carolina Department of Education will be addressed that can be add to an existing program or developed as a stand-alone course for certification and employment.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Wilhelm

Pam Wilhelm

Health Science Educator, Daniel Morgan Technology Center
Three years ago, the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) recognized an immense need for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in the state of South Carolina. We embarked on a journey to offer DSP training to high school students and successfully obtained approval from... Read More →
avatar for Aarika Wakefield, M.Ed.

Aarika Wakefield, M.Ed.

Director, Post-Secondary Transition, South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
Three years ago, the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) recognized an immense need for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in the state of South Carolina.  We embarked on a journey to offer DSP training to high school students and successfully got approval from the... Read More →



Monday July 19, 2021 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Virtual Presentation