Online Course » DD07 Developmental Disability - Advocacy

Course Description:
The purpose of this module is to become aware of laws, services and supports that are in place to assist individuals and ways to help the individual stand up for themselves and present themselves in a positive way.  
Course Objective:
• Identify advocacy issues by gathering information, reviewing and analyzing all aspects of the problem. 
• Demonstrate knowledge of current laws, services and community resources to assist and educate individuals to secure needed supports. 
• Facilitate, assist and/or represent the individual when there are barriers to his or her service needs and lobbies decision makers when appropriate to overcome barriers to services. 
• Interact with and educate community members and organizations (e.g., employers, landlords, civic organizations) regarding advocacy for participant’s needs or services. 
• Demonstrate understanding of the process of advocacy, the role of advocacy in the lives of individuals.  
Intended Audience:
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio:
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.

Hours:
1.00
Certificates:
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