There are five lesson in this course.
Lesson #1 Description: This lesson provides an overview of the Positive Supports Rule (PSR). You will understand more about the need for the PSR and when, where, and to whom it applies. You will also learn more about where you can seek additional help in implementing the PSR.
After completing this module, you will be able to:
People with a disability who sometimes engage in behavior that interferes with community living often need extra help to be successful. Positive support models and person-centered practices have been very helpful to people with these needs. These are approaches that help people experience a good quality of life, choice, control, and direction; while learning new skills and ways to manage their own behavior. PS allow people to live well as they learn and explore. The PSR provides guidance to service providers in Minnesota about how to support community living and a high quality of life for people with interfering behavior.
Minnesota has implemented changes to many of their rules and regulations around licensed support as a result of:
Two major changes in Minnesota to improve services were the introduction of 245D and the Positive Supports Rule. 245D is a statute that unifies licensing and standards for programs funded by Medicaid through the Home and Community Based Service options. The Positive Supports Rule added clarity around support for people with developmental disabilities receiving licensed services regardless of funding. Both 245D and the PSR require person-centered services. They both require that approaches to supporting people with interfering behavior include only positive support strategies.
Many similar expectations are also included in the Minnesota Olmstead Plan. The Olmstead Plan is based on the Olmstead Decision which is part of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Olmstead requires states to make support available in the most integrated setting possible. It is trying to ensure that that people with disabilities have sufficient access and support to live full lives in their own communities.
Some resources you may have in your community include:
If you would like to learn more about the Jensen Settlement Agreement you may have access to an online module as part of this training program. Ask the person who assigned you this lesson, if you do not see it in your training plan.
If you want to learn more about the Jensen Settlement Rule 40 Modernization, or The Olmstead Plan you can click here You may also want to review the Jensen module available in this online learning program.
There is a test linked to this lesson. You must take the test to receive credit for completing the lesson. Once you have finished reviewing this lesson, close the pop-up window and go back to your lesson assignment list. Then click on the title of the lesson you just completed, you will be taken to the welcome page again. A blue button "Take the Test" will have appeared. Click on it to take the test. Once you complete, submit, and pass the test, the lesson will be credited as complete.