UC School of Social Work Courses in Developmental Disabilities Fall 2018

These classes provide a grounding in the issues faced by people with DD and their family members.

SW3060/7060: Foundations in Developmental Disabilities (FALL 2018)
This foundational course explores the lived experiences of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Students will become knowledgeable about practice areas for specialized expertise in developmental disabilities. Focus will be on community integration. Students will examine and analyze relevant ethical, legal and policy issues within a historical context of past and current societal attitudes and values. Students will become knowledgeable of various theoretical models used in the disability field. Students will gain an introductory knowledge in the areas of medical aspects of disability (etiology and intervention strategies), and best practice regarding support services and intervention strategies. This course will offer students opportunities to learn from professional and lay caregivers, individuals with developmental disabilities, and leaders and advocates in the field.

SW3062/7062: Best Practice Approaches in Developmental Disabilities (FALL 2018 – PREREQUISITES REQUIRED)
This course focuses on best practice approaches to working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families/caregivers in a variety of settings, including community-based settings, clinical settings, mental health services, and behavioral health services. Using a life span approach, students will develop culturally appropriate best practice skills for working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families/caregivers with an emphasis on community inclusion and integration. Self-reflection for effective practice and professional development will be highlighted.



Stakeholder Meetings: Provide Input on Ohio’s Draft Strategic Education Plan

Engage in community conversations to provide input on Ohio’s Draft Strategic Education Plan, which will create a unified system that results in success for each student.

Cuyahoga County, Tuesday, March 27, 6-8pm, Cuyahoga County ESC
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Franklin County, Thursday, April 5, 6-8pm, The Columbus State Conference Center
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Hamilton County, Tuesday, April 17, 6-8pm, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency
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The Future is Now, future planning sessions for families with an older caregiver

The Future is Now is a multi-part series designed to help older caregivers and their family members make plans for the future. Throughout the series, families get help to create a letter of intent. A letter of intent is a non-legal document that captures family desires and goals for the future. Creating a letter of intent can help families gain peace of mind that comes with having a plan.

Session Options
#1: Two Saturdays, April 14 and 21, 9am-4pm at Starfire, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45227
#2: Four Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6-8:30pm at Starfire, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45227
#3: Two Saturdays, September 15 and 22, 9am-4pm at Community Matters, 2104 St. Michael Street, Cincinnati, OH 45204

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To register, contact Dawn at 513-559-6814 or dawn.freudenberg@hamiltondds.org