A course designed to provide candidates with an understanding of adolescents with disabilities and exceptionalities, the similarities and differences that occur among individuals who are defined as exceptional, and how these variations relate to typical development. A focus on the 13 primary disability categories provided by IDEA and Part 200 is provided. Legal, historical, and cultural perspectives of disability within our culture are provided as candidates evaluate current issues in the field. Topics related to working with families and youth from diverse backgrounds, including those with limited English proficiency, as well as intervention models, inclusion strategies and transition planning are explored. The type and range of services available within national, state and local communities are examined, with a focus on family-school-community collaboration. One credit is earned through participation in an 18-hour field experience. Fulfills diversity requirement. Spring.
X w/ SED 146-X2 18 hrs field experience required outside of class Finger prints required For ASPIRE majors only.