This is a new program and will be added to the online application system soon. Please contact the program coordinator with any questions.
This partnership between the School of Education, School of Social Work, and the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community (IIDC) provides students the opportunity to explore critical concepts impacting the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Through active engagement with national and state experts with and without disabilities, students will be provided the opportunity to analyze and critique the systems that provide services and supports to this broad community. The flexible and customizable program empowers students to take coursework that allows them to gain the knowledge and skills most relevant to their practice while expanding their horizons across multiple disciplines.
Major topics include the disability rights movement, policies, and services. Coursework will provide a broad overview of disability rights, policy, and services, and introduce students to frameworks and lenses to services, policymaking, and a historical understanding of those policies and services which impact people with disabilities across the lifespan. Students will also learn about contemporary approaches to service provision across the lifespan for people with disabilities.