Supporting People With DevelopmentalýDisabilities

This mobile course introduces an overview of developmental disabilities, services and supports. Students will examine key issues such as inclusion, integration, empowerment, advocacy and interdependence; and gain knowledge of what Person Centred Planning is, how it effectively results in promoting community contribution, and the development of natural, meaningful relationships. The students will also learn how our current systems have evolved by examining earlier eras in history. Ethical issues such as deinstitutionalisation, euthanasia, sterilization, sex and sexuality, parenting and punitive measures will be discussed, as will current laws and legislations which have been put into place to protect people with developmental disabilities.

Back to Top