Orientation to Disabilities


*2 hour certificate.
This online presentation provides an excellent orientation to the disability field. Useful with new staff, board, or family members. It reviews the issues with labeling, language, and the various types of disabilities and their associated conditions. Covers developmental landmarks, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, specific learning disabilities, head injuries, mental illness, and vision and hearing challenges. There is also a review of the historic challenges people with disabilities have faced, from institutionalization to the growth of community services and self-determination.

Credit Hours: 2


  1. Problems with Labels
  2. Everyone Has Abilities
  3. Developmental Milestones: Types of Disabilities
  4. Cerebral Palsy
  5. Spina Bifida
  6. Autism
  7. Intellectual Disabilities
  8. Epilepsy
  9. Specific Learning Disabilities
  10. Head Injury
  11. Mental Illness
  12. Hearing, Vision and Other Disabilities
  13. Challenges
  14. Advocacy
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