FAQs

I’m interested in participating in the Supported Employment Training Series, what are my credit and non-credit options?

The Supported Employment Services Training is offered for professional development (non-credit) as well as for university credit.

The professional development (non-credit) option, Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training, is a two-day in-person training that provides 1.2 continuing education units (CEU’s). You can register for this training here.

The credit-bearing course, Supported Employment Series, is an online and in-person hybrid course that provides one university credit. The course is entitled:  EDSP 200 (CRN: 61890): Supported Employment for Young-Adults with Disabilities. You can register for the summer course here.  If you are an existing UVM student, please register through your MYUVM portal.

Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training (Professional Development, Non-Credit)

When does the Introduction to Supported Employment Service Training launch?

The Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training (professional development, non-credit) option is a two-day, on-campus training on 6/4/19 and 6/5/2019 from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST.

How much does it cost to participate in the Introduction to Supported Employment Training Series (professional development, non-credit)?

The fee for this two-day training is set at $175 for summer 2019. This rate applies to all participants regardless of your residency. You may also qualify for one of our discounts (see below).

What does my fee for the Introduction to Supported Employment Training Series include?

  • Instruction
  • Materials
  • Coffee and Breakfast
  • Continuing Education Units (1.2 CEU’s)

Is Federal or Institutional Financial Aid available for the Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training (professional development, non-credit)? Also, is tuition remission available for UVM employees?

No. While participation in the non-credit Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training does not qualify for federal student grants or loans, University of Vermont scholarships or UVM tuition remission, depending on your home state, this training may qualify for workforce development grants. Contact your State Department of Labor to determine which grants may support individuals seeking education to pursue opportunities for career change.

If you would like to utilize UVM employee tuition remission benefits, please sign up for the university credit-bearing course.

Are payment plans available for the Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training (professional development, non-credit)?

No formal payment plans are currently available for this training. Tuition balance must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the start of the training.

What is the payment policy for the Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training (professional development, non-credit)?

All payments must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of the offering. A participant will not be allowed to attend this training if a balance is due.  Participants have the option of paying in full by credit card, check, or purchase order at the time of registration. Participants must ensure that the balance is paid two weeks prior to the offering. You will receive email reminders if you have a balance due.

If you are paying by a check or purchase order, mail payments to:

University of Vermont CDE
460 South Prospect Street
Burlington VT 05401
ATTN:  Accounts Receivable

What is the refund policy for the Introduction to Supported Employment Services Training (professional development, non-credit)?

If you need to cancel your attendance from this training, you must notify us via email at cdecs@uvm.edu at least three days prior to the start date of this program in order to receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee.  If a medical condition necessitates cancellation/withdrawal (documentation provided), this will be reviewed by our Studies Committee for any type of refund.

Supported Employment Series (University Credit Course)

When does the Supported Employment Series launch?

The Supported Employment Series (university credit course) runs from 5/20/19 – 8/9/2019, and is online except for a two-day, in-person training on UVM campus on 6/4/19 and 6/5/2019 from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST.

What is the name and CRN of the Course, and how do I register?

The course is entitled:  EDSP 200 (CRN: 61890): Supported Employment for Young-Adults with Disabilities. You can register for the summer course here.  If you are an existing UVM student, please register through your MYUVM portal.

How much does it cost to participate in the Supported Employment Series (university credit course), and how do I pay? Is Federal or Institutional Financial Aid available?

Please refer to the University of Vermont summer 2019 tuition and fees chart for more information on course costs. This is a one-credit summer course. Once you register for this course, you will be billed directly by UVM’s Office of Student Financial Services. Please review their payment and refund policies.

Please contact UVM’s Student Financial Services Office for more information on Federal and Institutional Financial Aid.

I am familiar with Vermont’s Developmental Disabilities Services Division, is the Supported Employment Training Series a direct service to people with disabilities?

The Supported Employment Training Series is designed to meet the professional development needs of anyone who works with/for adults with disabilities. Training’s (and/or) courses are continually updated with input/collaboration from/with self-advocates. CDCI has a Community Advisory Council made up of self-advocates, family members, and professionals. We meet with them quarterly.

I’ve participated in CDCI workshops before, always by registering with the instructor directly. Why this new process?

Over the past year, CDCI has been collaborating with CESS and our professional partners in the field to offer our high-quality trainings in more formats than we have in previous years. Through this new process, we hope to expand our scope of offerings to attract a wider community of practitioners. This work is aligned with the College of Education and Social Services Strategic Plan and builds on the “College’s historic prioritization of teaching, research, and service that are student centered, family-focused, community engaged, culturally competent and collaboratively designed.”

I’m interested in taking more classes related to Disability Studies but don’t wish to complete a master’s program. What are some options, and where can I get more information?

In collaboration with the College of Education and Social Services, CDCI offers the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Disabilities. Candidates complete a total of 18 graduate credits, and a portion of these credits can be transferred into a UVM master’s program later.

Our course, EDSP/CSD 274: Culture of Disability is open to both degree-seeking and CDE students. It is offered online in the fall, and face-to-face in the spring. For more information about this course and the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Disabilities, please contact Dr. Looby at wlooby@uvm.edu. For more information about master’s and doctoral programs in the College of Education and Social Services, please visit: https://www.uvm.edu/cess/programs_majors_minors