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** REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SUMMER 2021 **

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Disability, Diversity, and Society (*RSS1)

This 8 week course (Jun 7- Aug 8) course is useful as a training for anyone working in the public sector that may interact people with disabilities, as well as employees of community programs serving individuals with disabilities. This class will explore the dynamics of societal views of disability, as a part of human diversity, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life. The relationships between societal institutions and the needs of persons with disabilities are examined in light of both historical and contemporary trends. An understanding of the factors impacting quality of life for individuals with disabilities are achieved through student interviews and observations conducted in community and social settings.

This course satisfies requirements for Part I of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

Course Dates: June 7- Aug 8, 2021

Course Cost: $325.00

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS offered if a student cancels enrollment less than 7 days prior to the start date. 

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions.

GROUP RATES may be available. Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu for details.

For more information about this course, please contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu

Techniques and Practices for the Disability Support Specialist (*RSS2)

 This 8 week course (Jun 21-Aug 22) will be useful to any paraprofessional working in an environment where you may interact and or support someone with a physical, intellectual and/or developmental disability.   This course will explore the necessary technical knowledge to support social skills and integration, adaptation, self-dependence, health, safety, nutrition, recreation, leisure and communication for persons with disabilities. Topics covered include behavior management, functional skills, infection control, individual program planning and implementation and independent living.

This course satisfies requirements for Part II of the San Diego Regional Center’s Residential Specialist Certificate.

NOTE: this is an online college-level course. Participants should expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

 Course Dates: June 21-Aug 22, 2021

Course Cost: $325.00

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS offered if a student cancels enrollment less than 7 days prior to the start date. 

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions.

GROUP RATES may be available. Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu for details.

For more information about this course, please contact Deborah Serban-Lawler: deborah_serban-lawle@gcCo

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Positive Behavior Supports

This 12 week (Aug 2- Oct 11) course is required for professionals who are currently administering, or are interested in opening a level  3 or 4 home. It is primarily offered for administrators, managers, and residential specialists working in group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Course topics will view behavior as communication and emphasize behavior support rather than behavior management. Positive behavior support plans are written and analyzed as part of the course using person-centered planning and a collaborative, team approach.  Students are given the opportunity to practice their skills in data collection methods and to develop summary statements. Strategies in teaching replacement skills are taught. Assaultive behaviors are discussed with consideration given to ethical issues in interventions. How the criminal justice system deals with individuals with disabilities are explored and analyzed. Medical issues that affect one’s behaviors are also discussed. The goal of positive behavior support is to teach individuals the skills they need to improve their quality of life.  

NOTE: this is an online college-level course. Participants should expect to devote 4-10 hours per week to course work.

Course Dates: Aug 2- Oct 11, 2021

Course Cost: $325.00

Please note that there are NO REFUNDS offered if a student cancels enrollment less than 7 days prior to the start date. 

Contact Dr. Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu with any questions.

GROUP RATES may be available. Contact Janice Melroy: janice.melroy@gcccd.edu for details.

For more information , please contact Dr. Janice Melroy at (619)743-9323 or Email janice.melroy@gcccd.edAu

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Learn more about becoming a provider by contacting the San Diego Regional Center The vendorization process is explained on the State of California Developmental Services webpage.