Introduction to Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (Part 1: Understanding Diagnoses & Improving Supports)

May 25, 2016 @ 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Portland Police Bureau: East Precinct
737 SE 106th Ave
Portland, OR 97216
$25/co-op member, $50/non-member. (Check or money order payable to "Portland Parks and Recreation".)
Jane Doyle
503-823- 4333

Assigned Host:

Portland Parks Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation


Stacy Buckley, Sasha Vidales


Target audience includes fairly-new-to the field direct service professionals, plus brokerage personal agents, case managers, personal support workers teachers, parents, and other community partners. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions, but may choose to attend Part 1 or Part 2.

This class is a multimedia orientation on the scope of experiences for people with Intellectual Disabilities and the practical strategies to teach, support, care for, and empower them. The course aims to answer the questions:

  • What are Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)?
  • What causes I/DD?
  • How do different diagnoses, conditions, and co-occurring disorders affect people with I/DD?
  • How can I use effective communication and Positive Support Strategies to support and empower people with I/DD toward a meaningful life?

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