While most people with developmental disabilities can live and work in the community with a standard level of assistance, some have difficulties in consistently making good choices, which places them and others at risk. In these cases, clients need to be assessed to identify and address the areas of risk to prevent negative outcomes, and to help the client maintain and enhance the quality of life. The most effective planning involves the client, the client’s family and all members of the support team. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for working with the support team to assess clients' support needs and levels of risk. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.