Oct 16, 2021  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog

Disability Specialist*

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Program Philosophy

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.

Learning Outcomes

With the addition of experience in the field of disability and upon successful completion of all Disability Specialist certificate program requirements, graduates will

  1. Define and discuss basic definitions, causes, psychological characteristics and educational approaches relevant to children with disabilities.
  2. Discuss how children and adults with disabilities have unique abilities rather than limitations.
  3. Compare various learning theories and their application to children and adults with disabilities.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards including confidentiality.
  5. Define ethical standards in the disability field and demonstrate confidentiality in written and oral assignments.

Total Credits Required: 30


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

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