Elsevier Collaborates with ACCSES by Providing DirectCourse Curricula to Disability Service Providers

DirectCourse training helps DSPs improve the lives of people with disabilities, meet compliance requirements, and reduce liability

Philadelphia, PA, November 15, 2016

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will offer Elsevier’s DirectCourse eLearning curricula to the more than 1,200 organizations in the ACCSES network that provide exceptional services to people with disabilities across the United States.

“ACCSES is excited about extending this added member benefit to our network of providers who strive every day to ensure people with the most significant disabilities have the greatest amount of options and opportunities to live work and play,” said ACCSES President & CEO Terry R. Farmer. “We look forward to our partnership with DirectCourse and its team to continue to advance the services and supports our members provide.”

DirectCourse curricula are research driven, built around a nationally recognized set of competencies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), are evidence-based and peer reviewed to ensure that support professionals can provide the best guidance in helping people with disabilities reach their full potential through self-determination.

“Elsevier and its university research content partners, led by University of Minnesota Research and Training Center, provide the education and training necessary to enable direct support and peer support professionals help persons with disabilities live fuller and richer lives,” said Barbara Cullen, Vice President, Strategy and Product Development, Elsevier. “We look forward to offering this unique educational benefit to ACCSES members.”

DirectCourse, a collaboration between Elsevier and the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and three other recognized research universities, is an online training curriculum designed to empower support and care professionals in helping persons with disabilities lead meaningful lives within their communities. For additional information on DirectCourse program offerings, visit directcourseonline.com.


ACCSES is an elite network of more than 1,200 disability service providers promoting and enhancing community-based solutions that maximize employment and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities. ACCSES provides a voice for these individuals at the highest levels of government. Its advocacy efforts resonate throughout the halls of Congress, executive agencies, and the White House. www.accses.org

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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