People with disabilities come from all types of backgrounds. Different cultures, religions, and other groups approach disability differently. In this course, you will learn how different backgrounds affect a person's experience with disability. You will also learn strategies for supporting people from diverse backgrounds.
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Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Diversity
What Is Diversity?
Dimensions of Diversity
Types of Disability
Diversity and Disability
How Culture Plays a Role
Section 3: Strategies to Support People with IDD from Diverse Backgrounds
We All Have Biases
Supporting People from Diverse Backgrounds
Section 4: Conclusion
Diane VanHusen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She has over 35 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, early intervention teacher, IDD case manager, and executive director for an ICF/IID facility. She has developed and provided training on a variety of topics related to intellectual and developmental disability services. Disclosure: Diane VanHusen, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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