Adelante trains staff members working in support of people with disabilities all over New Mexico, providing certifications, refresher classes, state-required coursework, and a variety of in-depth trainings. We adhere to high standards for our staff and everyone we train. In fact, we have been recognized by the State of New Mexico as an “exemplary” training program, with the highest staff training compliance rating and we have been awarded a training contract from the Department of Developmental Disability Supports Division to provide “Train-the-Trainer” and trainer mentorship programs throughout central and northern New Mexico.

The Adelante Training Department offers more than 200 classes internally, on topics ranging from person-centered planning to sign language. Approximately 250 direct-support staff members complete an average of eight classes each, and new employees average 80 hours of training during their first year with the agency. Three full-time trainers in addition to faculty trainers (experienced staff members) teach our classes.

Classes are active and participant-centered, focusing on ways in which people can use the information on the job. Adelante Training also publishes the Trainers Network, a newsletter filled with training tips and ideas.

To make training more convenient, Adelante provides training sessions statewide to fellow agencies providing support to people with disabilities. As part of that effort, we participate in the Train New Mexico website. Visit that site to register and find out about upcoming courses.

For more information about registering for Adelante training classes, please contact Donna Long: