3 Units

This course aims to help students understand the psychological as well as the socio-political aspects of people with special needs. The course addresses the social construction of disability and discusses major concepts and critical issues relevant to service design in a contemporary context, with a view to creating an enabling environment for persons with special needs. Students are also expected to familiarize themselves with related policies and services in Hong Kong, and be able to make critical appraisals on the extent to which current social work services meet the needs of persons with special needs.

Advisory: For Majors only.