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The Nature of Disability reviews common disabling conditions found in the Field of Intellectual Disability and valued DSW responses. Examples of disabling conditions include but are not limited to: dual diagnosis, people who have challenging behaviour, older people who have an intellectual disability, people who have complex health and multiple impairments, and people on the Autism Spectrum. The course will analyze both society’s and the service system’s responses to groups of people. People’s needs are analyzed within a framework of: individualization, autonomy, Human Rights, devaluation, negative historic roles, and age and life stage, and life experiences. The course will present a strong framework and focus on not stereotyping but providing opportunities to include people in valued, typical society. The students will learn various ways to promote valued roles, personal and developmental growth, autonomy and rights.
Course Learning Outcomes
The student will reliably demonstrate the ability to: