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Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Intellectual Disability Overview A. Meet Ted B. What Is Intellectual Disability? C. More ID Information D. Diagnosis and Assessment E. Early Intervention F. Levels of Functioning G. Coexisting Conditions (Dual Diagnosis) H. Prevalence, Causes, and Risk Factors I. Signs of Intellectual Disability J. Pertinent Facts K. The “R-Word” L. Rosa’s Law M. Meet Monica N. Section Summary Section 3: Known Causes A. Genetic Causes B. Other Genetic Causes C. Medical Conditions as Causes D. Autism and Intellectual Disability E. Meet Aaron F. Section Summary Section 4: Education, Employment, and Ideas A. Individualized Family Services Plan B. Individualized Education Plan (IEP) C. Transition Services D. Postsecondary Education E. Employment F. Supported Employment G. Customized Employment H. Tips, Ideas, and Suggestions I. More Strategies J. Meet Lebron K. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Summary C. Put Into Practice D. Using What You Have Learned: Suggestions for Your Own Portfolio E. Course Contributors F. References G. Congratulations!
Becky Tschirgi is an independent contractor with more than 30 years of experience. Ms. Tschirgi provides consultation, mentoring, and training to individuals and organizations involved in the provision of services for people with disabilities and economic disadvantages. She has a keen understanding of disability-related service systems and has held leadership positions in a variety of organizations and academic institutions. Ms. Tschirgi has developed and provided employment and management related training for rehabilitation organizations and Department of Rehabilitation staff for TACE (SDSU Interwork Institute) throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona and has provided presentations at various conferences. Her educational background includes a PET-RA Certificate from San Diego State University, a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelors degree in Social Work. Disclosure: Becky Tschirgi, MRA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Leigh Ann Kingsbury
Ms. Kingsbury has worked with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disabilities and older adults for more than 30 years. She has worked at all levels of organizations including direct care, case management, senior and executive leadership. Ms. Kingsbury has particular interest and expertise in implementation of person centered practices in long term care; and was the lead consultant on a CMS funded systems-change project for older adults and people with disabilities in North Carolina. She is also the former director of the North Carolina Person-Centered Planning Initiative. Her career has focused on the implementation of person centered practices as the foundation for community supports. She has extensive experience in developing curricula, conducting training and providing technical assistance and consultation around person centered practices. Ms. Kingsbury is a credentialed Mentor Trainer and Board member of The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices and she has published widely on the topic of person centered practices in the context of aging and end of life. She has authored numerous articles on the subject of person centered practices and support at end of life; and is the author of People Planning Ahead: A Guide to Communicating Healthcare and End of Life Wishes, published by AAIDD. Ms. Kingsbury has a Master of Public Administration; a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Maryland. Disclosure: Leigh Ann Kingsbury has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.