Maricopa Community Colleges  PSY249   20062-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 12/13/05
PSY249 20062-99999 LEC 2 Credit(s) 2 Period(s)
Special Topics: Developmental Disabilities
Explore special topics related to services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. Topics include concepts relevant to those pursuing careers in or employed in human service organizations or schools serving children and/or adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Prerequisites: PSY101, PSY241, PSY242, and PSY243.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
PSY249   20062-99999 Special Topics: Developmental Disabilities
1. Define terminology related to developmental disabilities (DD). (I)
2. Delineate current research related to developmental disabilities. (I)
3. Explain access and the service delivery system for individuals with DD. (II)
4. Discuss the needs of individuals with DD with the services provided. (III)
5. Explain how local school systems implement Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (IV)
6. Explain how American Disabilities Act (ADA) impacts individuals with DD. (IV)
7. Identify the various resources for individuals with DD. (V)
8. Discuss life span issues and family impact. (VI)
9. Explain legal issues and advocacy related to individuals with DD. (VII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
PSY249   20062-99999 Special Topics: Developmental Disabilities
    I. Introduction
        A. Overview
        B. Terminology
        C. Research
      II. Service Delivery
          A. Access
          B. Provider agencies (development, funding, types)
        III. Needs Assessment
          IV. Implementation of IDEA and ADA
            V. Resources for individuals and families
              VI. Life-span issues
                  A. Transitions
                  B. Family Impact
                VII. Legal Issues
                    A. Rights
                    B. Advocacy and protection
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