The course addresses the perspectives and social construction of disability in underrepresented groups (e.g., African Americans, Latina). The course focuses on the intersection of political, racial, and cultural context of disability. Particular attention is given to perceptions of access to resources pertaining to underrepresented groups. Strategies to promote access, authentic and more equitable and responsive services are discussed.
A survey course designed to familiarize students with the psychological, physiological and educational problems that confront persons with intellectual disabilities, gifts and talents, emotional or behavioral disorders, speech impairments, auditory impairments, visual impairments, and orthopedic and neurological impairments.