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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DSAB 639 - Fieldwork in Disability Studies (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
Disability Studies can play a valuable role in the education and daily practice of human services professionals. This course provides opportunities for students to embody the values and principles and test the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom in an applied setting. Their fieldwork activities will support the goals of inclusion, integration, and independence of people with disabilities consistent with the legal mandates contained in IDEA, the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA. Students will receive guidance from exemplary professionals at agencies that provide services to people with disabilities. Students who complete the course will: be knowledgeable about professional careers and educational opportunities in the disability field; participate in a person-centered planning process with an individual with a disability to identify their personal goals and strategies to achieve those goals; relate professionally and ethically to people with disabilities, families, other professionals and members of the community; demonstrate an awareness of the array of services, programs and agencies that support people with disabilities across the lifespan and across disability categories; develop critical observational, communication, interviewing and analytic skills to acquire specific and meaningful information related to people with disabilities; develop leadership skills in promoting policies and programs that integrate a Disability Studies approach into the provision of community-based services and supports.