The ACDS program is accepting applications for the 2021 Instructor Academies. There will be three in-person training dates and locations offered throughout the state. If it is determined that in-person training will be difficult to carry out safely due to COVID-19, then there will be one virtual training. All complete applications received by April 1, 2021 will be reviewed for acceptance, according to the policies and procedures set forth by the ACDS State Executive Council. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial into an Instructor Academy by May 15, 2021. If accepted, any travel expenses are the responsibility of the candidate. Reimbursement stipends for attendance may be available, based upon funding. Approved candidates must successfully complete all academy requirements to be eligible for facilitating ACDS classes.