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|Discipline and Nbr:
DISABILITY AND SOCIETY||
Disability and Society
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
An introduction to the history, theory, defining problems, and causes of disability. Includes disability culture, a review of the major physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities as well as co-occurring conditions such as substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Explores characteristics of a disability service worker. Examines national, regional, and local agencies for various disabilities.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Students will become aware of disability in terms of its history, legal challenges, defining problems and causes. Students will review major physical, cognitive and psychiatirc disabilities as well as co-occurring disorders. The various roles and duties of a disability services worker will be explored as well as local, regional and national agencies for various disabilities.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
1. Describe how persons with disabilities relate to the culture of
disability and the history of disability.
2. Describe the separate operations of mental health and addiction
agencies and how this separation affects persons with both
psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
3. Explain how alcohol/drug use can mimic or mask psychiatric
problems and the importance of differential diagnosis.
4. Demonstrate strategies useful in identifying individuals with
5. Analyze, discuss and demonstrate the variety of roles and skills needed by a disability services worker.
1. Discuss the historical development of disability
issues in the United States.
2. Evaluate current social issues and laws that impact individuals
3. Outline the components of disability culture.
4. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse populations of persons
with disabilities in Sonoma County and the United States.
5. Describe the terminology and treatment modalities for co-occurring disabilities.
6. Identify key issues and concerns in co-occurring
diagnoses for the disability services worker.
7. Describe relationships between substance abuse and mental health symptoms and disorders.
8. Analyze, discuss and demonstrate the variety of roles and skills needed by a
disability services worker.
9. Analyze the functions and goals of local, state and national
service agencies for specific disabilities.
10. Identify professional values and goals of employees in local
disability service agencies.
11. Enumerate the legal, political and economic impacts of disability
issues in the United States.
Topics and Scope
I. Introduction to the field of disability studies
II. Historical perspectives of disability
A. The effects of stereotypes and prejudices
B. Major laws related to disabled individuals
1. National Defense Act of 1916
2. National Rehabilitation Act of 1920
3. Social Security Act of 1935
4. Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
5. All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
6. Americans with Disability Act of 1990
III. Disability culture and vocabulary
IV. Descriptions of major disability groupings
A. Effective intake and interviewing skills of the disability service worker
B. Co-occurring diagnoses, the process of assessment
1. Follow-up by disability services worker
V. Legal, political and economic issues, past and present
VI. Disability services: ongoing assessment
VII. Community resources
A. Formal and informal
B. National, regional, state and local agencies
VIII. Careers within the Disability Services Field
A. Values of the disability services worker
B. Goals of the disability services worker
Required reading assignments:
Textbook: Thirty pages per week
Three outside reading assignments from reading list
Required writing assignments:
Five page paper on a disability topic with oral report to class
Three short papers on class visits/interviews with disabled individuals, 1-2 pages
Three page paper evaluating a service provider in Sonoma County
Required class field trip to Assistive Technology Expo or instructor-provided material on agencies. If no Expo, then instructor materials given on agencies for disabled.
Role play intake and interview
Extra credit films
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 40%
|Written chapter homework, written summaries of field trips, interviews, term paper||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 25%
|Homework problems, Field trips||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
|Role play intake and interview||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
15 - 40%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, essay||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 25%
|Attendance, participation, extra credit films, field trip||
Disability: A Diversity Model Approach in Human Service Practice (2nd). Mackelprang, Romel W. and Salsgiver, Richard O. Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.: 2009
Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders (A Treatment
Improvement Protocol TIP 42). Sacks, Stanley. US Department of Health & Human Services: 2005 (Classic)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th). American Psychiatric Association. American Psychiatric Publishing: 2013.