Welcome to Back to Basics, a collaborative training between the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Ohio Provider Resource Association.


Back to Basics is a free, comprehensive and continual training series that will help you become a higher quality provider by focusing on the fundamentals. Trainings are open to all providers in Ohio. Starting in 2019, the state will be divided into 6 regions and each region may have up to two sessions a month. After all the trainings have been completed for the month, the PowerPoint presentations will be posted to this page (see below) and attendees will receive a certification of completion via email.


Region 1: Hancock, Wood, Lucas counties
Region 2: Franklin
Region 3: Montgomery
Region 4: Ross
Region 5: Muskingum, Tuscarawas
Region 6: Summit, Geauga

2019 Topics:

February: Personal Funds
March: Overview of 2018-Internal Compliance, Background Checks, Annual Training Requirements
April: Trauma-Informed Care, Bridges
May: Person-Centered Plan, Community Integration/Action Steps, Implementation, Role of the QIDP
June: Community Integration in All Settings
July: Complete Review Process
August: Adult Day Services
September: Transitions (Services and Locations)
October: Emergency Response and Every Healthy Person

Looking for a Back to Basics flyer? Click here.

Register for a training:


Each location has a morning and afternoon session. Please note not all morning and afternoon sessions begin at the same time. Content is the same during both sessions. To register for a session, please click on the time you wish to attend.


February 6th, 2019: Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 1154 Larc Lane, Toledo, OH 43614
Morning: 9am-12pm
Afternoon: 1pm-4pm

February 8th, 2019: Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 89 E. Howe Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278
Morning: 9am-12pm
Afternoon: 1pm-4pm

February 13th, 2019: Ross County Educational Service Center, Conference Rooms B&D, 475 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Morning: 9am-12pm
Afternoon: 1pm-4pm

February 19th, 2019: Business Solutions Center-Event Room, 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite #300, Dayton, OH 45406
Morning: 9am-12pm
Afternoon: 1pm-4pm

February 21st, 2019: Muskingum County Public Library- John McIntire Branch-Conference Room B, 220 N. Fifth Street Zanesville, OH 43701
Morning: 10am-1pm
Afternoon: 1:30pm-4:30pm

February 25th, 2019: State Library of Ohio, 274 E. 1st Avenue, Suite #100 Boardroom, Columbus, OH 43201
Morning: 9am-12pm
Afternoon: 1pm-4pm


Introductory PowerPoint: July Sessions PowerPoint:August Sessions PowerPoint
September MUI PowerPointSeptember Behavior Support PowerPointRose-Mary Center PowerPoint

Photos courtesy of Zoe Smoot, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.