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In this course you will learn about the General Characteristics and Needs of Individuals Served. We will discuss developmental disabilities in general and then delve deeper into four common developmental disabilities: intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
-State why it is important to understand developmental disabilities
-Define "developmental disability"
-Describe the major characteristics of intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism
-Distinguish between intellectual disabilities and mental illness
-State issues related to specific developmental disabilities
-State the supports needed for specific developmental disabilities
-Identify the principles of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities
-Identify Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
-Describe what Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs means for individuals with developmental disabilities