Important Field Issues

  • January 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

This class teaches direct support staff “best practices” for working in the field of developmental disabilities.  This orientation class discusses many of the subjects that are required by the 245D standards.  The instructor will discuss the principals of these subjects:

  • Person-centered thinking;
  • Providing active treatment;
  • Community integration and involvement;
  • Individual service rights;
  • Documentation; and
  • Incident reporting


  • Learn the key elements of Active Treatment,
  • Understand and practice how to encourage consumer participation in their treatment,
  • Learn how to identify and ensure your consumers’ rights,
  • Practice proper documentation
About the Instructor:

Jason Hoffrogge, is the training director for Orion Associates, a human resources agency for companies working with people who have disabilities. Jason has over 20 years of experience in working with people who have disabilities in residential, vocational, and crisis settings. Jason has also been a part-time firefighter and first responder for the past 14 years.


820 Lilac Dr. N, Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States

As a company that strives toward social justice for all people, we have a message to share with our stakeholders, employees, and our network in the Minnesota community and around the world:

We value and support the diversity of all individuals. We respect and welcome people of different ethnicities, ages, genders, religions, races, classes, physical abilities, mental abilities, nationalities, sexual preferences, and expressions.

We stand up to stereotyping and discrimination of individuals based on these traits. We seek to understand and learn from cultures that might be different from our own, and we encourage our communities to do the same.

We are grateful for the opportunities we've had to work closely with people from different backgrounds, and we are committed to being an organization in which all people feel safe, accepted and heard.