Courses & Programs

Current Issues in Developmental Disabilities



PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: HSV 113, DVD 110 and PSY 110

This course will address issues specific to working with individuals with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. The overarching theme is finding balance between the individual's right to self-determination and the health and safety of the people with whom we work. Students enrolled in this course will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of issues that may have been presented in previous human service classes. In addition, they will further develop their skills in working with people with developmental disabilities as well as developing the skills needed to work with agencies, communities, and families. Topics covered in this class may include person centered thinking, teaching and learning, diversity, health and wellness, sexuality, human rights, grief and loss, and working with families. Prerequisites: HSV 113, DVD 110 and PSY 110