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 Course Title:   Introduction to Disabilities and Disability Law

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/DISABILITIES & LAW

 Department:    HSERV

 Course #:    121

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    511508

 EPC:    424

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Overview of disabilities and disability law, and historical and current rehabilitation techniques.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Become familiar with terms and definitions pertaining to disabilities and rehabilitation.
  2. Understand disabling conditions and current treatment.
  3. Know how to evaluate treatment modes.
  4. Become familiar with terms and definitions pertaining to disability law.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

Course Contents

  1. History of rehabilitation.
  2. Descriptions and examples of disabilities including:
    • Mental illness.
    • Developmental disabilities.
    • Head injuries.
    • Learning disabilities.
    • Alcohol and drug rehabilitation training techniques used for specific disabilities.
  3. Disability law.