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National Resource Center for Youth Services

The University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services considers the health and safety of our participants, community, and staff are of the utmost importance. With the everchanging conditions with COVID-19 it is difficult to schedule in-person training very far in advance. We will continue to utilize virtual training as a primary delivery method with limited in-person training when it can be offered safely. Please check our website regularly or join our mailing list for updates on our event schedules.

Developmental Disabilities Services/Effective Teaching & Learning


The University of Oklahoma National Resource Center for Youth Services, working with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Developmental Disabilities Services division, provides logistical and technical support for the Effective Teaching and Learning (ETL) training program statewide to help Oklahoma provider agencies meet pre-service training requirements for their Habilitation Training Specialist employees. 

DDS/ETL Services

NRCYS provides the following services:

  • Coordination, scheduling, event logistics, and registration for ETL courses
  • Other support services as requested

Courses are scheduled on a quarterly basis and are listed in the Oklahoma DDS Training Schedule. The training courses may be scheduled off-site and/or at provider request based on approval and availability of funds. Participants who successfully complete training will receive a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education. Training done through this program does not carry academic credit.

Learn More

To see the schedule of ETL courses, enroll in a course near you, or cancel an existing registration, visit the ETL enrollment page.

For more information, visit the Oklahoma Department of Disabilities Services.

To request an on-site ETL course at your location within Oklahoma, please contact NRCYS at (800) 274-2687 or email

To learn more about how NRCYS can bring our training and support services to your organization, please contact us at (800) 274-2687 or email

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