3 Units



Social workers who work with people with disabilities (PWDs) nowadays should have critical mind and self-reflective attitudes to meet the challenges from the changing field of disabilities. To enhance the quality of life of PWDs, social workers should have sensitivity to understand situations of individuals with disabilities, and have substantial knowledge of intervening in different levels of environments. Providing students an insightful learning process, this course uses interactive and experiential activities besides traditional one-way lectures. Guests, including person(s) with intellectual disabilities, person(s) with physical disabilities, their carers, and social workers, will be invited to share their life experience in class. This course introduces students to the paradigm shift in the international disability field, the evolution of services affecting PWDs, and contemporary approaches to provide services to PWDs.