Students completing this program will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of developmental and intellectual disabilities, including diagnosis and lifelong impact.
  • Recognize and use research based methodology and effective treatments/therapies when working with individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and other caregivers.
  • Utilize a strength based, resilience and humanistic perspective to empower individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  • Assess, critique, and improve work and application of Individual Support and Behavioral Support Plans necessary to be effective in disabilities services.
  • Develop professional ethical standards.
    Identify, evaluate and utilize effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of diversity; how to provide ethical and culturally sensitive care.
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