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HDFS 2123: Developmental Disabilities – Issues Across the Lifespan
HDFS 2123, Developmental Disabilities: Issues Across the Lifespan, provides an introduction to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. An overview of history, theory, research, practice, and policy in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities is provided. Additionally, the course covers issues encountered by individuals with IDD and their families across the lifespan. Field work and engagement with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is an integral component of the course. To take this course, Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) majors should have completed HDFS 2113—Lifespan Human Development. Non-HDFS majors interested in taking this course should have at least sophomore standing.