New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog.
Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.
People with disabilities are an integral part of the community and should receive necessary community-based supports.
This certificate program provides a concentration in on-the-job training in direct service situations, as well as specialized courses that relate to developmental disabilities, which prepares individuals for employment opportunities working people with disabilities, such as paraeducators and/or group home employees.
With the addition of experience in the field of disability and upon successful completion of all Disability Specialist certificate program requirements, graduates will:
Define and discuss basic definitions, causes, psychological characteristics and educational approaches relevant to children with disabilities.
Discuss how children and adults with disabilities have unique abilities rather than limitations.
Compare various learning theories and their application to children and adults with disabilities.
Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards including confidentiality.
Define ethical standards in the disability field and demonstrate confidentiality in written and oral assignments.