DAT offers training designed to get the most out of personnel in your agency and provides staff with the necessary base to best serve individuals they care for.

Mr. Whalen has combined his 17 years of service in the field of developmental disabilities, his extensive networks and collaborative efforts with various entities, and his everyday role as a parent of a child with a disability to provide an in depth look at what it means to service individuals.


Dave has developed progressive initiatives in an effort to ensure inclusion for all individuals. The need to bring entities together is what drives Dave's "hand-in-hand" initiatives in the areas of Spirituality, Employment, and Recreation.

Recreation Programs

This training is designed specifically for programs that are recreation-based. Dave will train your staff and volunteers and leave with you the outline and materials to continue this training for years to come. Dave understands that volunteers are an essential part to your program but they often come with all good intentions but little or no background in working with individuals with disabilities. DAT will provide you with:

  • initial training(s)
  • handouts
  • websites
  • resource contacts
  • training outline
  • power point