Training Sessions 

SL Start is proud to offer two types of trainings: OIS - P and OIS - G
OIS - P | "P" is for Parent
Description, Details and Information:
OIS-P is available to family members of children or adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities who are currently receiving County or Brokerage services.

This class will address these topics and more:


  • An introduction to Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

  • Information about how behavior affects us all, and all of the things that affect behavior

  • Assessing the messages behind challenging behaviors

  • Ways to work through power struggles, conflict, and stress

  • Developing your own personalized stress-management plan

  • Reasonable responses to challenging behavior, including specific physical intervention and escape techniques

Dates:  Please contact us using the "CONTACT US VIA EMAIL" form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in OIS-P training, and include some dates that are convenient for you. We will attempt to schedule training based on what works for you.

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location: SL Start Office

Address: 3312 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236

Cost: $50 | Payable to SL Start, LLC or through your County Service Coordinator

Space is limited to 10 participants per class session

Registration is required for this event


Parking is available at no cost


Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in


45 minute lunch on your own

Questions/Contact: (503) 256-6400

OIS - G | Level G
Description, Details and Information:
OIS is an intensive training/certification program and process for implementing Positive Behavior Support and safe intervention when addressing challenging behavior for Residential, Vocational, and Foster Providers and Staff.  This two day class focuses on supports for adults and children with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the home or community.

Dates:  March 11 and 12 (class full), March 25 and 26 (class full), April 8 and 9 (class full)

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm both days

Location: SL Start Office

Address: 3312 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236

Cost: $95 | Payable by check or money order to SL Start, LLC

Questions/Contact: (503) 256-6400