Catalog description: Students survey the sub‐field of human services work with people with disabling conditions, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, social, emotional and behavioral disorders, sensory impairments, and speech and language disorders. Students study perspectives on disability and current diagnostic definitions, critically review the impact of labels on the individual, family and society and discuss and evaluate the way in which social policy affects those with disabling conditions. Classroom sessions are also used to develop and strengthen practice skills for direct support professionals.
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