- Guest speakers
- Group discussion and exercise
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- The field of supporting people with disabilities has moved towards an inclusive, support-based service delivery system. Students will review what this looks like and why it has developed this way.
- There is now recognition of the rights of all persons, regardless of diverse abilities, to participate actively in natural settings within their communities.
- Students will examine the difference between natural and traditional service settings.
- Students will review the full array of services and supports available to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families across the life-span.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Examine the strengths and limitations of service options for children
- Describe current models of infant development
- Describe current models of supported child care
- Describe current models of life skill support
- Examine the necessary components of inclusive supports in schools
- Explore the five areas of development upon which primary, intermediate and graduate curriculum is built upon
- Review how all children learn through active participation
- Explore the diversity of learners in schools and school district responses
- Describe how individualization is provided for all learners
- Describe how community participation is provided for all learners
- Identify the differences between elementary and secondary culture
- Clarify the role of the teacher and the classroom assistant'
- Examine the strengths and limitations of service options for adults
- Describes the current models of supported employment
- Explores current models of post secondary school inclusion
- Examines the variety of day program options for adults with disabilities
- Describes the various models of supported housing
- Describes the natural passage points in life-span development and their impact on people with disabilities and their families
- Identifies the typical transition points across the life-span
- Explains the unique challenges and opportunities faced by individuals with disabilities and their families during these periods of transition
- Identifies key factors that lead to a successful transition
- Examines how different individualized planning tools can be used to plan at transition points
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations.
- Term paper