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DD01 Developmental Disability - Introduction to Human Services and Professionalism
The purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to intellectual and developmental disability, and additional material on professionalism and professional boundaries. The module concludes with a detailed discussion of cultural responsiveness and diversity. 
Course Objective
• Describe the history of human services and how it has led to providing services in the community. 
• Define their roles in working with individuals with a developmental disability. 
• Define and describe the causes of developmental disabilities. 
• Identify specific professional expectations related to each of the following areas: appearance, confidentiality, driving, reporting information, respect, work habits, social skills, and boundaries. 
• Explain the importance of appreciating diversity on the team and in the work setting, and how one's culture impacts communication.
Intended Audience
Direct support professionals, case managers, nursing assistants, health aides 
Author Bio
The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc. also known as Providers’ Council is a statewide association of health and human service agencies. Founded in 1975, the Providers' Council is the state's largest human service trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private human service provider industry. Providers’ Council founded and deployed the first online curriculum and credential programs for direct support professionals and continues to enhance this curriculum with current data and workforce practices.
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