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Notice CT: Training with PPL ending

Training referrals won’t be sent to PPL after November 30. Are you going through training with PPL now? Don’t worry! We are finishing up any ongoing trainings by December 31. If you have any questions, please contact your case manager. It’s been a pleasure serving you.

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Connecticut Connecticut Department of Developmental Services


Public Partnerships is pleased to provide Training and Technical Assistance to the Employers and their families self-directing their services through the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services.  Individuals enrolled in the Training and Technical Assistance program can receive training and enhanced support on how to recruit, hire and manage a Direct Support Professional during the enrollment process into self-direction or later as needs arise.

Public Partnerships helps Individuals and their Employers by

If you’re enrolling as a new Employer in the Connecticut Training and Technical Assistance program, you might be new to being an Employer. Becoming an Employer can be scary, and you might not know where to begin, but you don’t have to do it alone! Here at Public Partnerships, we will provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed!

Understanding your role as an employer

  • Finding and hiring a worker
  • Scheduling when your worker works
  • Overseeing your worker
  • Dismissing your worker

Determining your needs

  • What to look for in a worker
  • Creating job descriptions

The hiring process

  • Creating ads to locate workers
  • Hiring steps
  • Interviewing
  • Reference checks

Building a successful relationship with your worker

Warning signs and safety

Providing workshops and training materials for self-directing Employers of Record

Who We Serve

  • Aging adults
  • People living with disabilities
  • Individuals living with mental health needs


  • Guidance on how to create interview questions
  • Holding mock interviews to build interviewer skills
  • Assistance with creating a back-up plan in case a worker is unable to make a shift
  • Helping to learn how to keep professional boundaries with a worker
  • Support with workshops, training materials, and a knowledge base for additional employer questions