This course is designed for students who are preparing to or currently work in the field of disability services, which includes services to those with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities. It provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding and knowledge of disability services that takes into consideration the individual with a disability, societal influences, the environmental setting and disability law. Students will learn to employ recovery-centered planning and life skills training to support self-advocacy, productivity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in family, community and vocational settings. The role of the disability support provider, types of services and the manner in which services are delivered are also examined in this course.
BHHS 161 - Introduction to Disability Studies
Credit Hours: 3