BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-130 - Introduction to Disabilities - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-130 - Introduction to Disabilities - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Introduction to Disabilities is designed to provide students with a variety of theoretical frameworks and models for understanding disabilities. It also includes exploring the impact of legislation on the disabled. Students will have the opportunity to examine topics central to disabilities such as experiencing limitation and stereotyping, disability identity as a learned social role, employment and income, mobility, access, and assisted technology.
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  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission from the Dean
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of practice models in terms of disabilities;

  • convey an understanding of the process of identity development;

  • demonstrate knowledge of disability legislation and its impact;

  • articulate functions of clinical practices and ethical guidelines as they relate to service delivery;

  • utilize a disability-specific framework to access individuals and communities;

  • understand employment and income as related to disability status;

  • demonstrate an understanding of the concept of empowering and normalizing disability identity framework.; and

  • articulate the role of the disability rights organizations.
  • Text and Materials: Rothman, J. (current edition). Social work practice across disability. Berkeley, C.A.; Ally & Bacon
    Other Resources: Mercer, C., & Pullen. C. Paige (current edition). Students with learning disabilities. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Education.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved November 2004.