Community Resources and Services for People with Disabilities employs a two-fold approach to learning about resources that people with disabilities use. The course provides an overview of public and non-profit resources that provide services for a diverse range of disabilities. In addition to learning about resources, students critically examine agency functions including how well these resources promote independence and inclusion in society for people with disabilities. Advocacy skills that promote self-determination relevant to people with disabilities is also a focus in this course.
- Understand how societal attitudes contribute to the integration and empowerment of persons with disabilities.
- Value the philosophy of interdependence
- Analyze the effectiveness of community disability resources and services in communities.
- Describe local and regional programs designed to assist persons with disabilities in their communities.
- Examine how community resources and services are funded and organized.
- Explore the paradigms in medical, educational, financial, and personal services relevant to persons with disabilities.
- Identify federal and state programs that provide services for persons with disabilities.
- Know how to advocate for change.
- Recognize quality resources and services.
- Strategize how to implement quality resources and services in communities.