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Part II: Healthcare Training for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Healthcare Access for People with Disabilities

Target Audience: Physicians, registered nurses, certified health education specialists, and others who care for persons with disabilities or have an interest in caring for persons with physical, sensory, and developmental disabilities.

Program Descriptions: These courses are designed to increase the capacity of health care providers to provide quality healthcare for persons with disabilities. These trainings will present various disability issues and strengthen participants’ competence in physical and sensory (Part I) and developmental (Part II) disabilities.

Content Expert:  Susan M. Havercamp, PhD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. Nisonger Center, UCEDD, The Ohio State University.

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Part I: Persons with Physical and Sensory Disabilities

Participants will gain a better understanding of health, wellness, and  care issues concerning people with physical and sensory disabilities and will:

• Identify the four goals of The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve the Health and Wellness of People with Disabilities,

• Recognize the four barriers to quality healthcare, as addressed in the Americans with Disabilities Act,

• State a minimum of five skills to increase good communication and rapport to enhance accurate assessment and delivery of quality care.

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Part II: Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

• Define disabilities, particularly developmental disabilities.

• Summarize the Americans with Disabilities Act, Developmental Disabilities & Bill of Rights Act of 2000, and the Rehabilitation Act.

• Identify common developmental disabilities and associated secondary conditions.

• List barriers to quality healthcare for people with disabilities.

• Develop a minimum of five skills to increase good communication and rapport to enhance accurate assessment and delivery of quality care for patients with developmental disabilities.

Format:  On‐Demand Presentations – Windows Media Player video file (Part I) and PowerPoint Show file (Part II)

Hardware/Software: Audio speakers/headphones; Internet browser; Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Windows Media Player

Expiration Date:  12/19/2013 (Part I); 8/15/2012 (Part II; in process of renewal)

Method of Participation: You may participate in the web course by viewing it at the address below. To evaluate this course, receive a certificate, and be able to print‐out an ongoing transcript of all your TCEOnline CE activities for credits/contact hours, please go to www.cdc.gov/TCEOnline. More detailed directions can be found underneath Contact Information.

To access these courses please go to: http://nisonger.osu.edu/disabilityconted.htm