Introduction to Developmental Disabilities 1

Course Code: DSW 112

Academic Year: 2017-2018

This course examines the broad field of developmental disabilities from many perspectives. Topics covered include historical perspectives; changing attitudes to developmental disabilities; laws protecting people who have intellectual disabilities; causes, prevention and emerging research; advocacy, growth, inclusion and empowerment of people who have developmental disabilities; issues facing families with members who are intellectually disabled; and inclusive education.